As part of the NI Science Festival, whizz kids from around Northern Ireland competed at Titanic Belfast yesterday in our annual STEMQuest Grand Final in partnership with the Survitec Group, in a bid to become Northern Ireland’s top team!
Lumen Christi proved to be ‘Best in Class’ in the University Challenge style competition, with two teams from the college facing off for the title. The winning team triumphed with just a one point lead and were presented their award by local TV personality and host, Barra Best.
The STEMQuest Final followed competitive regional heats which saw 46 teams from 25 schools of Key Stage 3 post primary students (years 8-10) from across the region compete and test their knowledge against one another.
Our Chief Executive, Tim Husbands MBE, commented, “A huge congratulations to Lumen Christi College who have just fended off over 45 other teams to become our annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Champions! It was definitely a nail-biting final! We were delighted to see so many schools, teachers and pupils get involved and the standard of all the teams was excellent! As the future need for Northern Irish STEM graduates grows, we were delighted to see young people engage with science in a fun and interactive way!"
Moya Johnston, Group Vice President of the Survitec Group, the event sponsor, said “I would like to congratulate Lumen Christi who are STEM Quest champions for 2017 and also all the teams who took part in the competition. Encouraging young people to develop the skills and qualifications required in STEM-related careers is key to the future economic growth of Northern Ireland. At the Survitec Group, we recognise this and in the future there will be a heavy reliance on a workforce with STEM skills and events like this are key to engaging early with young people, so they will consider the exciting career opportunities in this area."
Titanic Belfast’s education programme
is recognised as a leading learning resource nationally and has welcomed over 100,000 participants since opening in 2012. The wide range of learning programmes
, which cover a variety of subjects and skills, ranging from maritime communication, marine science & exploration to 5 star customer service, is supported by the Survitec Group, a leading manufacturer of marine, defence and aerospace survival technology, since 2014.