Opening of the Big Bang Competition 2023 for young innovators
Young people across the UK are invited to dream big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions by submitting a project to The Big Bang competition.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition is open for applications for 2023.
Inquisitive young minds with an idea to transform the future could win the prestigious title of UK Young Engineer or UK Young Scientist of the Year. Teachers can encourage students to think about issues they are passionate about or find solutions to challenges they have faced in their own lives by completing a project to enter the competition.
Organizers say taking part in the UK’s best STEM competition for young people is a good way to inspire students to think big, solve problems and boost their confidence. The winners of the competition will be announced at the Big Bang Fair, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from Wednesday 21 June to Friday 23 June 2023.
Project proposals for the competition can cover any topic in the STEM field and students can find inspiration in The Big Bang Project Gallery online, which houses past projects, with topics ranging from improvement from well-being to creating sustainable solutions. To help young people create their own project, there’s also The Big Bang Challenge, a new resource to guide students through the stages of STEM project work.
Organized by EngineeringUK – a non-profit organization which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire the engineers of tomorrow – the Big Bang Competition aims to recognize and reward the achievements of young people in all areas of science, technology , engineering and mathematics (STEM) and give them the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in project work. It is open to young people aged 11-18 from across the UK who have completed a project or activity in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
The Big Bang competition receives hundreds of entries each year. Over the years, young innovators have crafted many creative and useful STEM projects, from discovering new ways to make festival camping eco-friendly to redesigning the way people work from home.
For the first time, last year’s competition crowned two female students as Young British Engineer and Young Scientist of the Year. Avye Couloute (British Young Engineer of the Year) from Surbiton High School has created an invention that aims to improve indoor air quality by monitoring and reacting to CO2 levels. Connie Gray (British Young Scientist of the Year) from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC has conducted research comparing the structure of features of birds from different climates and environments to each other.
The Big Bang 2023 competition is open for registration until March 30, 2023 at 5 p.m. Students and teachers can find out more and enter the competition online.
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