And the Winners are?... Representing Yorkshire and Humber:
More young people than ever before attended the Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber to display their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects at one of the biggest celebrations of young talent in the region.
Over 150 STEM projects completed by young people across 12 categories were showcased and judged at the Yorkshire and Humber event. A selection of the best will represent the region at the National Science + Engineering Competition in March 2014, with a chance to be crowned Young Scientist or Young Engineer of the year and win prizes of up to £2,000. For a full list of all the winners, click here.
The Big Bang Yorkshire & Humber, held on 27th June at the Yorkshire Air Museum, and organised by NYBEP with support from the Museum and SCY, is one of a series of events held annually across the UK which seek to enthuse and celebrate the achievements of young people in STEM, ultimately inspiring them to follow careers in these rewarding fields.
Eve Colley from Outwood Grange Academy with her project ‘Where to store bananas’ was a double winner at the event, winning Best Science Project and scooping a bursary, provided by Bradford University and Robotic Telescope, of 3000 euros to visit the China International Practical Science Festival in December.
Two brothers from Fulford School, Harry and Charlie Raley were also double winners, each competing with separate projects – Harry won two awards for electronics and was announced ‘Inspirations’ Overall Winner with his ‘3D Printer’ which was built from scratch by him – Charlie with his ‘Quadcopter’ won the Out of School category, and also the Young Engineer for Britain Engineering Excellence award. Both students will represent Yorkshire and Humber at the National Science + Engineering Competition in Birmingham in March 2014.
The brothers will be joined by a record number of finalists - from King Edwards VII School, Tapton School, Northallerton College, The Mount School, The Grammar School at Leeds, Queen Katherine School, Kendal, The Joseph Whitaker School, Notttingham, Selby High School, St Augustine’s, Scarborough and Hymer’s College, Hull.
Over 80 businesses from across Yorkshire and the Humber supported the event. The York Merchant Adventurers Company, Askham Bryan College, Nestlé, Shepherd Group, The Rotary Club of the York Vikings, YORhub, Barratt Wilson Homes, Drax Power, Leeds and Bradford Airport, Ginetta Cars, the University of York, the National Railway Museum, and York Museums Trust, alongside many more, committed their support through either sponsorship of prizes or judging the project entries. For a full list of sponsors, click here.
Photography from the day coming soon...