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South east regional heat Big Bang Competition winners!!

Published: 15 July 2019

Students from a 13 different schools scooped the top awards in the Young Scientists and Young Engineers Competition held at this year’s Big Bang South East Fair.

Hundreds of students from the south east demonstrated their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects.

Judges at the Big Bang Fair South East praised students for “excellent” presentation skills, adding that they had used “great creative engineering” and were able to show prototypes of their projects.

The eighth annual Big Bang Fair South East and the regional Young Scientists and Young Engineers Competition were organised by STEM Sussex, the outreach support department of the University of Brighton. Headline sponsors of the Big Bang Fair South East were Gatwick Airport.

Part of the nationwide Big Bang Near Me programme,  it is the biggest single celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK, and over 12,000 students and their teachers from across the region attended over two days.

A full list of this year’s regional school winners can be seen below:

Air Products Protecting the Environment Prize: St Wilfrid’s Catholic School for ‘Simply Solar’

Avensys Limited Enthusiasm Award: Sir Robert Woodard Academy for ‘Decoding the Genome of the Human Whipworm’

Edwards Prize for Technology: Tanbridge House School for ‘PUDS (Personal Ultraviolet Detection System)’

Eurotherm by Schneider Electric Prize for Commercial Potential: Hurstpierpoint College for ‘Coagulation & Flocculation’

GSK Prize for Chemistry: Howard of Effingham for ‘Animal Diabetes Project’

IMechE Award for Engineering Design: BHASVIC for ‘Reduce surface water runoff by incorporating SuDS’

IoP Prize for Physics: PACA for ‘Building cities for the future’

L3 Commercial Training Solutions Prize for Mechanical Engineering: Maidstone Grammar School for ‘Emergency service accessible speed bumps’

Lego Learning Prize for Robotics: PACA for ‘Drones for crocodiles’

Photek Prize for Research: Hurstpierpoint College for ‘Coagulation & Flocculation’

Ricardo Prize for Innovation and Technology: Uckfield College for ‘Autonomous vehicle’

Police Cyber Crime Team Prize for Data Analysis: St Wilfrid’s Catholic School for ‘LitPro’

STEM Sussex STEM Club of the Year: Ratton School for projects: ‘The effect water pollution has on the food chain, Shield Smashers, Microplastic alternatives and their effect on Marine life, Investigating the height of different types of rockets’

ThermoFisher Prize for Civil Engineering: Sutton High School for ‘Exercise equipment’ project

University of Sussex Diversity in STEM Award: Sir Robert Woodard Academy for ‘Decoding the Genome of the Human Whipworm’

West Sussex County Council Award for Entrepreneurialism: Howard of Effingham for ‘Animal Diabetes’ project

Crawley Borough Council Prize for Creativity: Regis School for ‘Stealthy materials – which object is most invisible to radars?’

Thales Prize for Coding: Maidstone Grammar School for ‘Lektier – The modern Day Planner’

CGG Prize for Mathematics: Bohunt School Liphook for ‘Testing the memory skills of hamsters’

Junior Science – Runner up: Regis School for ‘Hard or soft water?’

Junior Science – Winner: Regis School for ‘Why should we wash our hands?’

Junior Engineering – Runner up: PACA for ‘Drones for crocodiles’

Junior Engineering – Winner: Regis School for ‘Can my hamster power a light bulb?’

Intermediate Science – Runner up: Bohunt School Liphook for ‘Testing the memory skills of hamsters’

Intermediate Science – Winner: PACA for ‘Spices for dyes!’

Intermediate Engineering – Runner up: Sutton High School for ‘Exercise equipment’

Intermediate Engineering – Winner: PACA for ‘M & M Cylinders’

Senior Science – Runner up and Winner: Howard of Effingham for ‘Animal Diabetes’

Senior Engineering – Runner up and Winner: St Wilfrid’s Catholic School for ‘M.I.R.A.’

Gatwick Airport South East Young Engineer of the Year: Hurstpierpoint College for ‘Coagulation & Flocculation’

Gatwick Airport South East Young Scientist of the Year: St Wilfrid’s Catholic School for ‘Plastic Pilot’



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