Back row: (l-r) Brendan Duane, John Hennessy, Rory Geoghegan, Kevin Murphy, Paul Nugent, Joe Nugent, Brian Masterson, Noel Cunningham. Front row: (l-r) Rachel Linney, Eilish McLoughlin, Damienne Letmon.

Science on Stage 2007

Science on Stage 2 was held at the Europole Congress Centre in Grenoble, France, 2 – 6 April 2007.

Irish Delegation

Dr. Eilish McLoughlin CASTeL, Dublin City University
Joe Nugent Chemistry Teacher Network Co-ordinator with RSC
John Hennessy Junior Science Support Service
Paul Nugent St. Dominic’s High School, Sutton, Dublin
Noel Cunningham King’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin
Kevin Murphy St. Paul’s Secondary School, Greenhills, Dublin
Rachel Linney Confey College, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Damienne Letmon Presentation College, Terenure Park, Dublin
Brendan Duanne Second Level Support Service Chemistry Co-ordinator
Rory Geoghegan Oatlands House, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin
Brian Masterson De la Salle College, Churchtown, Dublin


The Irish delegation were commended for their week long fair presentation entitled Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – A selection of demonstrations to show innovative approaches to teaching science using recycled and reusable materials and promoting environmentally friendly solutions. Examples included wind generators, solar energy, bionic plungers, density of air, colour mixing, smelly balloons, electrolysis, wave motion using reclaimed components from household appliances, air rockets, energy conservation and much more! The Irish team also presented a workshop on the Effective use of technology in Science Education, showing how data loggers, sensors, computers and virtual learning environments have been used with our curriculum to improve student understanding.