Loreto students shortlisted for exhibition

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Nineteen students from Co. Londonderry including Loreto College, Coleraine are celebrating after receiving the news that they have been shortlisted as finalists and will take part in the world-renowned BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which will take place from 11th – 14th January 2017.

The exhibition, now in its 53rd year, is one of the largest and longest running STEM events in the world, which challenges students to imagine a big idea and bring it to life through research and development in a practical way, outside of the classroom.

The Co. Londonderry students’ entries focus on a range of topics from ‘A Comparative Investigation of Sugars in Fizzy Drinks Versus Sugars in Sports Drinks’ to a project titled ‘Phone Book Physics’.

Peter Morris, Head of Operations at BT in Northern Ireland, said, “At BT, we continue to be amazed by the high calibre of wide ranging and inventive projects submitted by students across Northern Ireland. As one of the largest STEM engagement models across the island of Ireland, the exhibition, which attracts over 50,000 visitors each year, 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.”

The 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 11th -14th January, 2017. There are over 140 teacher and pupil awards to be won, including cash prizes, international trips and the overall title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year. For more information on the exhibition log onto www.btyoungscientist.com or follow the exhibition on Twitter @BTYSTE or www.facebook.com/btyste