It's Science Week and we have a full line-up of events for the pupils and teachers here in St. Columba's College. As well as science themed madness all week long, the Frog Blog team have organised a series of lectures, presentations and workshops every evening this week. Tonight Élis McGrath from TCD's CRANN will give a presentation to the pupils of St. Columba's on 'What is Nanoscience?' (incidentally, CRANN will release the latest version of their excellent "Nano in my Life" DVD on Thursday, as well as a whole bunch of brilliant resources for teaching nanoscience to transition year science classes); tomorrow Deirdre Kelleghan will give our younger pupils a workshop mixing art and astronomy; Wednesday we welcome friend of the Frog Blog Aoife McLysaght - a geneticist from TCD - and on Thursday Nigel Buttimore, a physicist from TCD,will give a presentation on the experiments at CERN and the Large Hadron Collider.
On matters outside the school, tomorrow twelve Transition Year students will spend the day at Microsoft's centre in Sandyford for their "Inspiring Careers Day" where they will learn more about the kinds of jobs available in the ICT centre. More information and a full review will follow on 'Serpents & Doves' - the Transition Year Blog!
On Thursday evening six members of Form VI will represent the school at the regional finals of the ISTA Senior Science at Trinity College. Good luck to them!