We caught up with Maeve, Grace, Brendan and Aelia shortly after they were announced this year’s winners.
Mauve said, “It feels so surreal to have won - it probably won’t sink in until tomorrow! This is my third year at The Big Bang Fair and every year it’s so exciting, I would definitely recommend other young people getting involved. I’m going to use the prize money and experiences that I’ve won to help further my future in STEM."
The ‘Music Splash’ team added, “Winning this award feels amazing. We know there are hundreds of students that apply for this and so to win is just a dream come true. We never thought that’d be the case so it’s brilliant and we’re excited to see what’s to come. Our goal for the future is to get our app on the app store so watch this space!”
Nikki Yates, Senior Vice President, GSK Europe, and one of the competition judges said, “Seeing the incredible quality of creative thinking and STEM understanding that inspired this year’s winning entries reiterates just how vital awards like this are. They give our future STEM innovators and leaders unique opportunities to develop and showcase their talents and to inspire thousands of other young people in the process. I’m excited to see what our winners will go on to achieve.”
Without scientists, who will cure diseases?
The Big Bang Fair provides us with the amazing opportunity to meet and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, and every year we are in awe of the passion and creativity of the students we meet.