Ballymena student Michael Speir is among nine local students who will be spending two weeks at a prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) institute in America this summer. Michael, who studies at NRC in Ballymoney, will take part in the ‘FRONTIERS’ programme at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts from July 18-31.
The students were selected after taking part in the annual Colleges NI ‘Business and Education through Skills and Training’, or ‘BEST Awards’ and participation on the FRONTIERS programme has been facilitated by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL)
The focus of the programme is on students learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science and robotics disciplines. The ‘BEST Awards’ celebrate the creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland’s six regional colleges.