STUDENT WINS ‘STEM BURST AWARD'

... AND “WITHOUT HESITATION” IS INVITED TO THE NATIONAL FINAL OF THE YOUNG ENGINEER COMPETITION

Lachlan R July 2018Lachlan by his display at the Big Bang Fair South West

On 27th June 2018, year 10 student Lachlan R attended the ‘Young Scientist/Engineer of the Year Competition’ in Bristol, where he presented his design for a space mission to one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, and conducted an investigation into the optimum hull shape for a submarine to explore Europa’s subsurface ocean.

Competing against students from all around the South West, the judges who thought he was “working well beyond his peers” were “astounded at [his] entry and had no hesitation in submitting [his] entry for the  National Big Bang Competition  which will be held in Birmingham next year.

Lachlan R entry 2018
A close up of Lachlan's entry

Not only was Lachlan invited to the national final of the Young Engineer competition, but he was also awarded the STEM Burst Award for his enthusiasm and the clarity of his presentation.

Lachlan described the day as “an excellent opportunity to showcase my work and learn about other interesting projects and exciting career opportunities for the future.”

Rosie L, Student Reporter

 

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