Welcome to the competition site for IrEUSO 2017-18
The 2017-18 IrEUSO is for students born on or after 1st January 2001. Letters & Registration Forms have been sent to the schools of qualifying students (based on their Junior Certificate Examinations results in Maths & Science). ONLY students who have received an invitation may participate. Substitutes or replacements are not acceptable. Only students in Transition Year (TY) or in Fifth (5th) Year may take part in the IrEUSO competition.
The Irish European Union Science Olympiad (IrEUSO) is an individual, subject based (biology, chemistry or physics) science competition for students who are sixteen years of age or younger on the December 31st prior to the competition. In order to prepare for the tests, students are encouraged to read around their chosen subject area. Students will be presented with material that they may not have met in school but they are required to use their scientific reasoning skills, problem-solving abilities and knowledge to solve the problems.
All participants at the IrEUSO receive a certificate. The top three students are awarded gold medals, the next three silver and the next six bronze. All medal winners will be invited to participate in Practical Training in February/March and after a further assessment, the top six (6) students will be selected to represent Ireland at the EUSO 2018 (28th April – 5th May) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Please complete and submit your application form to the address indicated on the form by Monday 16th October 2017.
The list of finalists for IrEUSO will be available HERE on 18th October 2017.
IrEUSO competition will take place in DCU on Saturday 11th November. Details of timetable for 11th November will be posted by 29th September 2017.
Click HERE for frequently asked questions.
Last years IrEUSO (2016-2017)
List of Finalists -The list of finalists can be downloaded at ireuso2016-7.
The European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO) 2017 was held in Copenhagan, Denmark.
The Irish delegation was:
Stephen Trenier, St. Bricin’s College, Belturbet, Co. Cavan
Theo Bolger, Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Antonia Huang, Mount Anville, Mt. Anville Rd., Dublin 14
Brian Durkan, St. Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Kevin Jansson, Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Co. Cork
Andrew Nash, Colaiste Muire Realt na Mara, Crosshaven Co. Cork
The Irish teams achieved two silver medals at EUSO 2017 – congratulations.
Dr. Odilla Finlayson – Olympiad coordinator and EUSO Delegation Leader
Dr. Pat O’Malley – CASTeL, School of Chemical Sciences, DCU
Dr. Paul van Kampen – CASTeL, School of Physical Sciences, DCU
Dr. Christine Loscher, Health Technologies and the Healthy Ageing Society Hub
Irish EUSO Delegation Leader
Phone: 01 700 5409
Fax: 01 700 5503