Our previous competitors and winners are an amazing group. To view all previous Winners and Finalist from 2008 to the present day, please see the menu on the left hand side.
Learn more about our Competitors and the projects they presented in the National Science + Engineering Competition below.
Jessica Jones and Wasim Miah
UK Young Engineers of the Year 2012
Jessica Jones and Wasim Miah are interviewed on BBC Breakfast two days after winning their new title as UK Young Engineers of the Year 2012. Click on the film below to hear more.
UK Young Scientist of the Year 2009
Peter won the Competition with his space science project Plasma Prominences. He is now studying Mathematics at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Read more about Peter's experiences in the Competition and the amazing things he's done since winning.
UK Young Technologist of the Year 2009
Chris won the Engineering / Technology stream of the Competition for designing and constructing devices that detect and prevent damage to the equipment used in the testing of gearboxes. Chris is now studying Physics at Warwick University. Find out more about Chris's experiences.
UK Young Scientist of the Year 2010
Tom won the Senior category of the Competition with his geology project Mapping Monmouth Beach and the Eroding Ammonite Pavement. He is now studying Earth Sciences at St Edmund's College, Oxford. Watch an interview with Tom to find out more about his project.
UK Young Engineer of the Year 2010
Shawn succeeded in the Competition with his invention Solar Bike, a bamboo-framed electric trike that utilises as much sustainable and reusable material as possible. Shawn is now studying for a four-year Masters degree in Renewable Energy at Exeter University and working on a charity project in Ghana. Learn more in this interview.
UK Young Scientist of the Year 2011
Hannah is the UK Young Scientist of the Year, 2011, a title which she won with her project, Green Rust - the Good Gal. She found a way of removing toxic heavy metals from drinking water that is both environmentally-friendly and cost-saving. She is now studying Veterinary Science at Bristol University. Click here to find out what Hannah thought about her time at The Big Bang and to watch an interview with her.
UK Young Engineer of the Year 2011
Andrew was the UK Young Engineer of the Year, 2011, after being selected by the judges for his Search and Rescue Robot project. He is currently studying Electronic Engineering at Southampton University. Watch an interview with Andrew to learn more about his project and to see his robot in action.
Runner up 2010 & Highly Commended 2011
Aseem has won prizes in two rounds of the National Science & Engineering Competition, once for his Drum Lights (shown in the picture on the left) and once for his Drum Kit Trousers. Click here to watch a video of Aseem's experiences at the 2011 Big Bang Fair.
Senior Science/Maths Runner up 2010
Ellie presented her chemistry project, Smart Dithiocarbamates as Ligands in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, to the celebrity judging panel in the Competition finals. She is now studying Natural Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge. Find out more about Ellie's experiences at The Big Bang Fair.
Intermediate Science/Maths winner 2010
Hattie won the individual prize in her age category with her project Carbon Monoxide: Friend or Foe? She also gained a place to attend the London Youth International Science Forum, a two-week residential event that takes place at Imperial College London. Find out more about Hattie's time at The Big Bang.
Deepesh Patel and Raghd Rostrom
Deepesh and Raghd were both individual competitors in 2010 and when they met at The Big Bang Fair they realised that they had a shared interest. After each won a prize in the Competition finals they decided to team up and start a joint project researching medicinal plants. They have now formed Canopy to Cures which is going from strength to strength. Read more about their amazing work and the successes they've had.
Andrew won the Best Use of Mathematics prize for his project, Relativity: The special and general theories and applications in global positioning, in the 2010 Competition finals. He is currently studying Physics at Nottingham University and has developed his own science communication website. Find out more in this interview.