Budding young engineers receive 1st place award at the First Lego League UK and Ireland Finals will represent Ireland at the World Championships in Detroit

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A team of young children from Wicklow Montessori Primary School have been awarded first place for their core values at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland competition. The event was the largest ever FIRST® LEGO® League UK and Ireland final with over 500 young people. Continue reading Budding young engineers receive 1st place award at the First Lego League UK and Ireland Finals will represent Ireland at the World Championships in Detroit

Tech Week Returns April 22nd – 28th 2018!

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We are happy to announce the launch of Tech Week 2018, organised by the Irish Computer Society and supported by the SFI Discover programme and Amazon Web Services.

Now in its fifth year, the annual festival of technology will see as many as 100,000 students take part in a range of activities nationwide. Continue reading Tech Week Returns April 22nd – 28th 2018!

Congratulations to the Scratch National Finals Winners!

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Wednesday saw the Scratch Finalists make their way to the Kemmy Business School in University Limerick for the Scratch National Final. 30 of the top scoring teams across the categories qualified and were invited to show their mettle to the judges. Continue reading Congratulations to the Scratch National Finals Winners!

Tech Week 2017 survey shows that majority of Irish adults now believe an education in STEM can lead to better career opportunities

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Research carried out for Tech Week 2017 shows that the vast majority of Irish adults (89%) now believe that getting an education in STEM related subjects is important and can lead to better career opportunities in the future. Continue reading Tech Week 2017 survey shows that majority of Irish adults now believe an education in STEM can lead to better career opportunities

Bebras National Finals – Information for participants

If your student/child has been invited and confirmed they will attend the National Finals of the Bebras Challenge 2017 please read on for details of the event. Continue reading Bebras National Finals – Information for participants

Bebras National Finals taking place April 22nd

 

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We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Bebras National Finals will take place on Saturday, April 22nd in the Eolas Building, NUI Maynooth, as part of the Bebras Computing Challenge. The Challenge is run in November each year around the world in over 30 countries. It introduces the concepts of computational thinking to students and lets students see the practical applications of modern computing. Continue reading Bebras National Finals taking place April 22nd

Listen back to Mary Cleary’s Tech Week Interview with West Limerick 102FM

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You can now listen back to ICS Foundation Deputy CEO Mary Cleary’s Tech Week interview with West Limerick 102FM’s Monica Sheehy. Continue reading Listen back to Mary Cleary’s Tech Week Interview with West Limerick 102FM

Congratulations to the Scratch 2017 National Finalists!

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Congratulations to all 2017 Scratch Competition entrants and thank you for all your hard work and for your highly creative and entertaining Scratch project submissions.

We had a difficult job selecting 30 projects to proceed to the national finals, from over 545 entries all around the country. We have been through 2 rounds of judging from over 50 judges and the standard of Scratch projects created this year was very high. Continue reading Congratulations to the Scratch 2017 National Finalists!

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Minister Halligan Launches Tech Week 2017!

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This year’s Tech Week is happening on 22nd -28th April 2017 with a variety of nationwide events!

The Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today launched Tech Week 2017, Ireland’s national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, which takes place all over Ireland this year from 22-28 April.

Organised by the ICS Foundation, the social enterprise arm of the Irish Computer Society, and sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland, this exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several Tech Week events. Continue reading Minister Halligan Launches Tech Week 2017!

Mary Cleary Tech Radio Interview

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Our Deputy CEO Mary Cleary spoke about the launch of Tech Week 2016 during an interview with DJ Dusty Rhodes for Tech Radio.

Continue reading Mary Cleary Tech Radio Interview