Belfast Telegraph

Dozen Northern Ireland schools in top STEM competition

Maeve Stillman (15), Caitlin McFadden (16) and Hollie Harkin (16) from St Mary's College, Londonderry, are among the students shortlisted for BTYSTE
Maeve Stillman (15), Caitlin McFadden (16) and Hollie Harkin (16) from St Mary's College, Londonderry, are among the students shortlisted for BTYSTE

By Staff Reporter

Twelve schools here have been short-listed in the 2019 BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE).

In its 55th year, the competition, which is one of the largest STEM events in the world, will see 47 students from here compete to make it to the European leg of the contest.

Taking place at the RDS in Dublin from January 9-12 the competition will also award the winning school with a "substantial prize fund".

Paul Murnaghan, BT Enterprise's regional director NI, said: "We want to use the event to inspire a future workforce of science and technology innovators."

Belfast Telegraph

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