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Loreto College student wins a prestigious Flipside Award

Loreto College Year 13 student Stephanie Paul has won the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology Flipside Award.  Her prize was a portable iMac computer, and the Awards Ceremony was at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, on Tuesday, 13 November 2007. The 2007 Awards Ceremony celebrated the successes of some of the Engineering and Technology profession's highest achievers – recognising excellence at all levels.

Stephanie has a distinguished record in Science and Technology, having represented the school in several national competitions – this is not the first major award she has won.  In 2005/6, she presented a pure Physics project at both the ESAT Young Scientist competition and the Northern Ireland Young Scientists competition, winning the ESAT Institute of Physics prize and the NI Young Scientist award.  She went on to represent Northern Ireland at the BA Crest Science Fair in London, taking second place in her section.  Earlier in 2007, she was a member of the Loreto team which won through to the NI Final of the BBC Bright Sparks competition; in the course of filming, she was chosen by the production team to be the group’s spokesperson.  Stephanie has acted as a demonstrator in the Salter's Summer Camp for high ability Chemistry students that took place at the University of Ulster in Coleraine in the summer of 2006. This residential camp attracts students from all over the United Kingdom and Stephanie was responsible for helping students in a materials science investigation on 'The Physics of Firewalking'.

Clearly one to watch – Stephanie was congratulated on this latest impressive award by College Principal Mr Brian Lenehan on behalf of all the staff and students of the school.