Minister congratulates Downpatrick STEM student

May 10, 2012

Down High School student John Neill demonstrates his award-winning ‘Keycall’ to Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster.

The device, which helps find lost or misplaced keys, won the junior Engineering and Technology category and was awarded the Best Individual Junior Project at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, as well as well as the most prestigious award - the Broadcom Masters International Award for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). John, who received business advice from Invest NI and technical assistance from Laser Prototypes, now goes on to become the first junior student to represent the UK in the Broadcom Masters World Finals in Pittsburgh - the world’s premier science competition for 12 – 14 year olds - later this month.

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