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Congratulations Michael

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 I mentioned Michael Grehan in a previous post. Michael teaches Science and Physics in Belvedere College, Dublin.

He has just received an IOP (Institute on Physics) Phyics Teacher award. These are awarded every year to teachers in Great Britain and Ireland, but there’s not necessarily an Irish recepient every year. 

Very well deserved. Congratulations Michael. What are you going to do with the two million euros winner’s prize?

In the photo above Michael demonstrates Heron’s Fountain at the ‘Frontiers in Physics’ teachers conference at NUI Galway (20 Sept 2003).

What a family. What a teacher.

Via the Science.ie newsletter

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Photo taken from here, permission pending

Antoinette O’Connor from Cork has won a medal for achieving first place in the country in Leaving Certificate Physics, awarded by Institute of Physics.

Nothing strange so far, after all someone has to come first, don’t they?

There’s more: Her sister Martha O’Connor won the award in 2005.

Still more:  Another student from the same school, Deirdre O’Leary, won the award in 2000.

No prizes for guessing that all three were taught by the same teacher; serious respect to Diarmuid Hickey from Coachford College, Co. Cork

Read more on UCC ‘s website