Andrey Gizdov from Ackworth School was awarded The Young Scientific Instrument Maker Award at the Big Bang Fair
Andrey Gizdov from Ackworth School was awarded The Young Scientific Instrument Maker Award from The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM) at The Big Bang Fair.
The award aims to reward the student(s) whose innovative project demonstrates the practical application of scientific and engineering methodology to a real-world problem in a cost-effective manner. The judges assessed the marketability, potential impact and uniqueness of the solution as well as the skillful and inventive use of measurement and control in the project.
Andrey will receive a certificate and prize, including a fully-funded all-expenses paid place to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), held in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2019. Andrey will also be invited to apply to become a Scientific Instrument Maker (SIM) apprentice, where they will be linked to an experienced senior mentor, who will support and mentor him through-out his studies until university graduation. As an apprentice, he will be eligible for a scholarship of £500 per year for each year of his undergraduate course for a maximum of four years.
Andrey from Ackworth School was chosen from over 500 finalists from across the country in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition after presenting their project to WCSIM judges.
In addition, Grace Lord, Brendan Miralles and Aalia Sellar took the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year prize and Maeve Stillman were crowned GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year.
The Big Bang Competition is an annual contest designed to recognise and reward young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as well as helping them build skills and confidence in project-based work.
“It certainly bodes well for the future that the scientists, engineers and inventors of tomorrow are already producing such astute and creative project work – congratulations to all those involved in bringing these ideas to The Fair.”
Ken Sanders, Master at The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers said: “We are delighted to take part in The Big Bang Competition. All of the projects were creative and really inspiring which made judging really difficult. The work by this year’s winner of The Young Scientific Instrument Maker Award was particularly impressive. These talented young people will make incredible future scientists and engineers.”
For more information and to enter next year’s Competition visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/competition.