Irish Chemistry Olympiad 2020
Nomination form

The Irish Science Olympiad (Chemistry) is open to second-level students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It will be held at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday, 15th February 2020.

Winners will receive:
• Gold, Silver & Bronze Irish Science Olympiad Medals

How to Enter Your Students:
The Principal or Teacher is asked to nominate up to TWO of the most enthusiastic and keenest students in your school in Chemistry.

• Should be sitting the Leaving Certificate, A-Levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2020.
• Should be expected to get the highest marks in Chemistry from your School.
• All registrations must be completed before the 3rd Feb 2020, we will accept after this date until the venue is at maximum capacity.
• A list of the finalists will be published on the CASTEL website on the 12th Feb 2020.
• The nominated students will be invited to take part in a test in TCD on Sat, 15th Feb 2020.
• Certificates of participation will be awarded to all those who compete.

The schedule for the Irish competition on 15th February 2020 is as follows:
• 10.30am - Registration at the Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin
• 11am-12.00pm - Paper 1 in the MacNeil Lecture Theatre
• 12.00-12.30pm - Break
• 12.30-2pm - Paper 2 in the MacNeil Lecture Theatre
• 2pm-3pm - Break
• 3pm - Medal Presentation Ceremony (All Welcome to Attend)

All medal winners, along with a Highly Commended panel, will be invited to attend training in Dublin City University (DCU) over the Easter break from 6th – 9th April, 2020. The final team of 4 students will be selected during this time to represent Ireland at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from the 6th – 15th July 2020. More information is available here: Further training will take place at the end of June/beginning of July to prepare the team for the international competition.

We look forward to meeting the nominated students on the 15th February in TCD. Please note there is no parking in TCD; please use public transport where possible. The Hamilton Building is located at the back of Trinity near Pearse Station. TCD is also serviced by the Green Line Luas and multiple Dublin bus routes.

Dr Brian Murphy, Dr Carl Poree
Co-Chairs of Irish Chemistry Olympiad Committee

ISO Organisation Committtee 2020: Dr Cormac Quigley, GMIT, Dr Brian Murphy, AIT, Dr Pat O’Malley DCU, Dr Odilla Finlayson DCU, Dr Carl Poree, Dr John O’Donoghue TCD/RSC, Tom Conroy TCD. Funding acknowledged from North/South Cooperation Section, DES, TCD and the RSC.

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PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION: All data supplied on this form is for the purpose of registering to participate in IrChO (Round 1). Data in the form of name, school, county, will be maintained on the Irish Olympiad site and will remain on-line after the competition. Names and photos of medal winners and names of highly commended will be posted on the website. Personal data for medal winners and highly commended will be kept until after Round 2. Following the competition, all other individuals' personal data will be deleted within a week. Individuals' marks in the competition will be anonymised and stored for research purposes.
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Teachers: Are you interested in taking part in the short RSC Chemistry Teacher Workshop (11am - 12.30am) that will be run parallel to the student competition?
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