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Northern Regional College Inspiring the Next Generation of Female STEM Professionals


Females standing around a science stand

Northern Regional College hosted an interactive STEM careers event, to embrace, empower and inform young females of the range of STEM related professions, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Year 9 female pupils from local post-primary schools including St Benedict’s College and Jordanstown School joined Northern Regional College’s students to sample STEM-related subject areas such as Engineering, Applied Science, Animal Management, Computing and Health Science.  They participated in various interactive activities from constructing a simple alarm circuit, with home-made pressure plate, to use in a zombie invasion to protect the compound full of survivors to learning more about choking management through using a choking vest at the College’s Newtownabbey campus.     

Pupils also had the opportunity to hear from female College lecturing staff, current students and STEM Ambassador who shared their STEM journey outlining the various pathways available to reach their career destination.