Exhibition on the horizon for STEM student finalists

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Five students from St. Catherine’s College, Armagh and St Patrick’s College, Keady are celebrating news of being shortlisted as finalists in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

One of the largest and longest running Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics events in the world, the exhibition in Dublin’s RDS from January 11-14 next year challenges students to imagine a big idea and bring it to life through research and development in a practical way, outside of the classroom.

There are more than 140 teacher and pupil awards to be won, including cash prizes, international trips and the overall title of BT Young Scientist and Technologist(s) of the Year. The Armagh students’ entries focus on projects titled ‘Sneaky Smoothie’ and ‘Blocked Heads’.

BT NI Head of Operations Peter Morris, said, “At BT, we continue to be amazed by the high calibre of wide-ranging and inventive projects submitted by students across Northern Ireland. . . the exhibition serves as an excellent opportunity to highlight our talented youth on the international stage.

“We are looking forward to seeing the 2017 entries in January.”

For more information on the exhibition log onto www.btyoungscientist.com or follow the exhibition on Twitter @BTYSTE or www.facebook.com/btyste.