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Ulster University sparks imaginations at Northern Ireland Science Festival

Pictured during Ulster University’s fun-filled IM HAPPY Technology Showcase is Joseph McNeill with BB8 from Star Wars made from a 3D printer .

As part of the 2017 Northern Ireland Science Festival, Ulster University is sparking the imaginations of people across the region and encouraging them to pursue further study or a career in the exciting science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) sector.

Throughout the ten-day festival, Ulster University is taking part in a wide range of events including inspiring talks, interactive workshops, scientific debates and novel food and drink explorations.

Ulster University hosted the IM HAPPY Technology Showcase at the Diamond Shopping Centre, Coleraine. As part of the event, people from the area got the opportunity to take part in robotics and Meccaniod workshops, as well as drone, Oculus Rift and Spheros demonstrations.

The University’s IM HAPPY (IMproving Hopes, Aspirations, Prospects and Potential in the Youth) initiative aims to enhance participants’ IT skills and raise aspirations of further education or employment in the STEAM sector. It is open to all ages and delivered in schools and community centres in some of Coleraine’s most disadvantaged areas.

To find out more about the University’s involvement visit nisciencefestival.com.