CASTeL hosts a variety of Science Olympiads throughout the year. You can find information on each Olympiad below.
The two Irish teams are doing their final training for the 2023 European Olympiad of Experimental Science (EOES) on Tuesday 28th March and Wednesday 29th March 2023.
Click here to find out more about the 2nd Irish Olympiad of Experimental Science (IrEOES).
The Irish Junior Science Olympiad
The Irish Junior Science Olympiad (IrJSO) is a science competition for Transition Year students in Ireland who are under sixteen on December 31st of the year of the competition. Round 1 is held online, and Round 2 is held annually in Dublin City University (DCU). At the IrJSO competition, all participants receive a certificate. The top three students are awarded gold medals, the next three silver and the next three bronze. The gold & silver medal winners represent Ireland at the annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in December. The bronze medal winners are on the reserve list.
The Irish Olympiad of Experimental Science (IrEOES) is an individual, subject based (biology, chemistry or physics) science competition for Fifth Year students in Ireland who are under 16 on December 31st of the year of IrEOES. Round 1 is held online, and Round 2 is held annually in Dublin City University (DCU).
Round 2 of IrEUSO 2022-2023 took place on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Dublin City University. Round 1 took place online on Saturday 12th November 2022.
The Chemistry Olympiad Ireland (ChOIRL) is a competition for students located in the island of Ireland in the final year of second level education and who are under twenty on December 31 in the year of the competition. Students from Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are invited to participate in the competition.
For 2022, the National Finals of ChOIRL are hosted over two rounds (Round 1a and 1b):
Round 1a will be an online, multiple-choice (MC) quiz and will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 11 am to 12.30 pm. Round 1a is open to all eligible students (see criteria below) who wish to partake. Question topics will be chosen from all areas of Chemistry, with the difficulty mostly based on Chemistry topics of the Leaving Certificate, A-Levels and IB Chemistry curricula.
Round 1b will only be offered to the top students selected from Round 1a. It will consist of a written exam most likely run remotely on March 5, 2022 (TBC). It should be noted that this will be subject to governmental Covid-19 guidelines in operation and may be subject to change.
The overall winners of ChOIRL will be announced on March 12, 2022. The following awards will be presented: