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Students who took top awards at the Seagate Young Innovators exhibition 2010

Five students from Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, have taken some of the most prestigious awards at the Sentinus Young Innovators Science Fair, held in the Odyssey Area, Belfast on Monday 21st June.

Hannah Eastwood (Year 14) won the Overall Young Scientist Award for her project on “The Chemistry of Green Rust”.  She also won the Institute of Chemistry Award for the best Chemistry project in the exhibition.

Zoe Cheng and Fiona McLaughlin (both Year 14) won the Runner-up Northern Ireland Young Scientist award for their project on “Liquid Film Motors”

Roisin Parahoo, Julia Brzozowska  (both Year 10) won the Queen’s University award for the best Physics or Astronomy project at the exhibition. 

Chairman of Sentinus, Jim Stewart, comented after the event: “The Young Innovators Exhibition has, over the years, become the main innovation event of schools and colleges here. It is a fantastic opportunity for pupils of all ages to showcase their innovative STEM projects and to get the recognition their talents deserve. This year’s event has been tremendously well supported. More than 2,500 pupils, teachers and parents attended the Odyssey Arena, which is a great endorsement of STEM and the strong talent and skill base that exists here. From what I have witnessed today I have the upmost confidence that the young scientists and innovators that have displayed their work will play a major role in our future economic success.'

Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, paid tribute to all five students who had represented the school so impressively at the event, and to their teacher, Mr Brian McKenna, Head of Technology, who had guided them with such dedication through the preparatory stages of their research projects.