STEM Masterclass hosted at the NWRC

The North West Regional College has hosted host a ‘Success through STEM’ Masterclass in association with the Department for Employment and Learning.

During the event four students from the School of Science & Technology were presented with the US Navcommsta Londonderry Alumni Association Scholarships.

This year the scholarships were presented by Drew O’Brien, US Special Representative for Global Partnerships within the US State Department, alongside Minister for Employment & Learning, Dr Stephen Farry. The recipients were IT students Adam Brown and Niamh Henderson and Engineering students Miriam O’Donnell and Darryl McAleese.

Now in its ninth year the US Navcommsta Alumni Association provides a significant financial reward for four young people studying on a Level 3 Engineering or Computing course.

Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry led a packed programme of international and local speakers looking at the issue of progressing young people inot STEM courses, and through to employment in these industries. The College was delighted to welcome Dr Yvonne Spicer from the Boston Museum of Science, who highlighted the innovative STEM outreach work of the museum, and Sue Sontgerath from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

The event, hosted by Sarah Travers, also heard from three former further education students who shared their own experience of the practical nature of gaining their qualifications at College.