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Sentinus Young Innovators 2017

The school STEM club was well represented, with 7 teams competing at the Sentinus 2017 Young Innovators Competition held in the Ulster University Jordanstown, on Monday, 12th June.

Following a gruelling morning of judging and a longer afternoon of sharing their project ideas to more judges and members of the public, we had lots of success during prize giving.

The following pupils were awarded Bronze Crest Awards: Luke Gregg and Samuel McDowell for their project Kerbybot, Evan McCullough for his project “Project New Farm” and Christopher Leitch and John Kennedy for their project “Bio-plastic powered car”

More success was to follow, with Silver Crest Awards presented to; Simon Bennett and his project “Pipe Dream”, Aimee Davenport, Lydia Manson and Evie Rodden with their project “Baby Bottle Sensor, Rachael MacAulay and Anisia Tiplea and their project “Ice guard” and finally David Boriceanu and Robby Smith who not only were awarded a Silver Crest but were also the overall Silver Crest Award winners in the intermediate category for Engineering. 

Ballymena Academy then won several of the special Awards:

Rachael MacAulay and Anisia Tiplea announced runner up winners of the Young Innovators Engineering Intermediate Category.

The girls were also Winners of the NIE Best Girls project. 

And as if that was not enough the duo of Rachael MacAulay and Anisia Tiplea won a final Award which was the AEPONA Advance NI Young Innovators Award, which means that the girls project is one of 4 from Northern Ireland that will represent NI at the Big Bang UK final in Birmingham NEC, in March 2018.

Aimee Davenport, Lydia Manson and Evie Rodden also won a special prize, the RLC Control Systems Award for their Baby Bottle Sensor project.

Congratulations to all pupils who participated. A successful and good day was had by all. 

A big thanks to all the Sentinus Team for all their support and for organising such a great day.

Report and photographs thanks to Miss Wylie