Southern Regional College students from a range of creative and technical disciplines from across all campuses took part in a STEM competition on the College’s Newry campus on Thursday 31st March.
The STEM (Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics) competition is an internal SRC competition which promotes student work through projects and aids in the development of transferrable skills to enhance their employability skills. The competition showcased the innovative and entrepreneurial talents of the College’s students as they presented their product, design and business ideas.
Judges who gave their time and expertise to speak the students and decide upon the overall winners of each category judged them on their ability to communicate and discuss their project and explain their employer engagement and feedback. The Judges included Joe Barron, Veterinary Extras; Tom Kinney, Invest NI; and Ally McKenzie, Sidelines Video & Film Production.
Presenting at the awards ceremony, Sharon McCone, Deputy Head of School for Creative Design & Computing at SRC commented: “This competition has run for over 6 years and is a pinnacle point for end of year work and recognition of students’ hard work. It is a pleasure to watch the talent and skills our students have and it’s a privilege to work alongside them”.
The winners included:
Overall STEM Award & Innovation Award – ‘Slieve Gullion Games’ by Dylan Hughes and Connor Tully (Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills)
Engineering Award – George Hadnet (Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering)
Entrepreneurial Award – William Hadnet (Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT)
Team Award – Automatic Cable Reel’ (Level 3 Engineering)
Communication Award – Cara McAleenan (Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design)