Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland festival looks for scientists of the future

By Staff Reporter

Recruitment firm MCS Group is supporting the 2017 Northern Ireland Science Festival, which opens to the public today.

As well as providing key funding the company is also sponsoring the Future17 coding hackathon event at Titanic Belfast on Saturday.

MCS director Louise Smyth said supporting the festival as a means of encouraging young people to embrace science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) was good economic sense.

Ms Smyth added: "There is an abundance of evidence which links student achievements in STEM areas to GDP growth and economic prosperity, and Northern Ireland has the potential to be a hub of activity for careers in this area."

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