Gordon's Science student engineers place in Big Bang final!
Cameron Hubbard, 16, has won a place in the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition
[Article published by Get Surrey]
A talented pupil at Gordon’s School, in West End has made a big bang in the world of science and engineering.
Cameron Hubbard, 16, has won a place in the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition after excelling in heats with a project about the effects of the Whitmoor Common fire on protected reptile species that live there.
The student will represent the South East at the finals of the competition, held at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair – the UK’s largest celebration of science and engineering for young people – at The NEC, in Birmingham next month.
The youngster will go head-to-head with students from across the country when his shortlisted entry is showcased to more than 60,000 visitors. He will also meet top celebrity judges in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch process.
Cameron, from Camberley, said: “I’m thrilled my project has made it into the finals and I can’t wait to get to The Big Bang Fair.
“It’s been a lot of fun thinking about science and engineering in a new light and coming up with something that can help enhance people’s everyday lives.”
The competition is open to 11- to 18-year-olds and aims to find young people that come up with a novel idea, invention, concept or solution that could see them crowned UK Young Engineer of the Year or UK Young Scientist of the Year.
Imran Khan, chief executive of the British Science Association, which runs the competition, said: “We’re thrilled that Cameron has got through and wish him all the best for the finals.
“This project really caught our imagination and we hope it inspires other young people to enter the competition.
“Our contest has become renowned for recognising, rewarding and inspiring thousands of talented youngsters in all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
"We need to nurture a new generation of bright sparks and the competition offers a great incentive to get youngsters experimenting and having fun with science and engineering.”
For further information, visit www.nsecuk.org
“Well done to Cameron Hubbard. He is a passionate Biologist with an immense enthusiasm for observing nature.
Last summer Cameron participated in the Nuffield Bursary Scheme and completed a write-up for his project detailing the effects of the Whitmoor Common fire on protected reptile species that live there.
We are really pleased that Cameron has been given the opportunity to present his project at the finals of the National Science and Engineering competition. Good luck Cameron!”