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Students who won awards at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition. - View Full Size Image
Students who won awards at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition.
Students who represented the College at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition - View Full Size Image
Students who represented the College at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition
Students who won the QUB Physics Prize at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition - View Full Size Image
Students who won the QUB Physics Prize at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition
Students who qualified for the Big Bang UK Finals at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition - View Full Size Image
Students who qualified for the Big Bang UK Finals at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition
Students meet Q Radio’s Stephen Clements at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition - View Full Size Image
Students meet Q Radio’s Stephen Clements at the Big Bang NI Sentinus Young Innovators competition
26/06/2018 LORETO COLLEGE SHINES AT BIG BANG NORTHERN IRELAND

Loreto College Coleraine was represented with great distinction at the annual Big Bang Northern Ireland Sentinus Young Innovators competition, held at the Ulster University, Jordanstown on Tuesday 26th June.

Sentinus Young Innovators, incorporating Big Bang Northern Ireland, is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK, celebrating the achievements of Young People in STEM.  At its centre is an exhibition of innovative and exciting projects completed by young people from throughout Ireland, incorporating the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition, open to all young people between 11-19.

In the Senior section, Loreto was represented by Dónal Close and Sian Donaghy with a project entitled Water Bridges, and by Susan McKendry with a project entitled Magic Marbles.  In the Intermediate section, Loreto was represented by Fiyinfoluwa Owolabi with a project entitled Echolocation, by Cheyanne Corbett with a project entitled Gecko Grip, by Anna Toner and Tereska Sobocinska with a project entitled Tree Trigonometry and by Aron Lestas and Matthew McGowan with a project entitled Weetabrix.

Following three rounds of judging, there was good news for the Loreto contingent.  In the Senior section, Dónal Close and Sian Donaghy won the Queen’s University Belfast Physics Prize for their project, while Susan McKendry qualified to take part in the UK Big Bang Final to be held in Birmingham next year.

A highlight of the day for all the students was meeting Q Radio’s Stephen Clements, who promised to mention them on the radio the following morning.

All the students who took part, along with their teachers Mrs Maeve Close and Mrs Katrina Brolly, were congratulated on their superb achievements by Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, on behalf of all the staff and students of the College.