NRC students going Stateside

dANIEL MCKILLOP
dANIEL MCKILLOP

Several local students have set off on to the States to explore new Frontiers.

Jack Smith from Ballymoney who studies at the Northern Regional College in Coleraine, Michael Speir from Ballymena and Daniel McKillop from Ballymoney who both study at Northern Regional College in Ballymoney are among nine local students who will be spending two weeks at a prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) institute in America this summer.

The students will take part in the exciting ‘FRONTIERS’ programme at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts from 18-31 July. Participation on the programme has been facilitated by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

The focus of the programme is on the students learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science and robotics disciplines. One of the local students attending will also take part in the ‘Women’s Leadership Academy’ strand of the programme.

The students were selected following participation in the annual Colleges Northern Ireland ‘Business and Education through Skills and Training’, or ‘BEST Awards’. The ‘BEST Awards’ celebrate the creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland’s six regional colleges.