Whether it’s a brand new project, or has been completed as part of another competition, all science, technology, engineering and maths projects are welcome. The Big Bang Competition is run by EngineeringUK and is open to all 11-18-year olds in full-time education or training. Through the process of undertaking a project, we want them to build on and develop their skills and gain confidence and enthusiasm to take their journey with STEM even further.
- Allow young people to explore an area of interest and develop independent learning skills
- Compete for over £20,000 worth of amazing prizes, including the chance to be crowned GSK UK Young Engineer or GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year
- Opportunities to network with like-minded peers and STEM employers
- Boost profile of achievement on UCAS form or college application
How to get started
The project can be on any topic in the field of STEM and the options are limitless! Here are some particularly intriguing science project titles we’ve had over the years:
- What is a bird’s favourite colour?
- Should we trust artificial intelligence with our lives?
- How well do we wash our hands?
We’ve also seen many brilliant engineering inventions and designs entered into the Competition and these ideas often stem from where a student has spotted a problem in their community or even in their own homes that they want to try and tackle – be it reducing waste or improving disabled accessibility.
For 2020, EngineeringUK are developing a new competition booking site which will be live in early 2020 – so watch this space. In the meantime there is some useful information in the The Big Bang Competition Get Started Guide.