Date: July 12, 2012


Judges at the regional heats of the National Science and Engineering Competition (NSEC), and of the special awards categories, at the Big Bang South East fair on July 5th were impressed by the levels of knowledge shown by students.


The prize-winners were:

Best STEM Club
The Warwick School, Redhill, with ‘water@thewarwick’

People’s Choice Award
Downlands Community School, Hassocks, with ‘Sour Sweets’

Doosan Award for Project Engineering
Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, with ‘Black Box for a Mars Probe’

Elekta Award for Science
St Richard’s Catholic College, Bexhill, with ‘StRATOS’

Amey Award for Innovation
Heathside School, Weybridge, with ‘Save with Stave’

Invensys Eurotherm Award for Commercial Potential
Fort Pitt Grammar School, Chatham, with ‘Saving water’

Nestle Academy Striving for Success in Science Award
The Forest School, Horsham, with ‘Living on Mars’

IOP Prize for Physics
Hazelwick School, Three Bridges, with ‘Fun Bin’

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Prize for Excellence in Engineering
Highcliffe School , Christchurch, with ‘Draught Measurement Device’

CREST Prize for Creativity in a Project, Process or Outcome
Kent College Pembury with ‘Swan Lake’

CREST Prize for Enthusiasm and Understanding of a Real-World Context
Heathside School  with ‘Wirlepod’

NSEC Junior – Science & Mathematics
Runner up: The Forest School with ‘Living on Mars’
Winner: Fort Pitt Grammar School with ‘Saving water’

NSEC Junior – Engineering & Technology
Runner up: Cams Hill School, Fareham, with ‘Designing a Product for Disability’
Winner: Park Community School, Havant, with ‘Drawing Board for the Disabled’

NSEC Intermediate – Science & Mathematics
Runner up: Bexhill College with ‘The Smell of Success’
Winner: St Richard’s Catholic College with ‘StRATOS’

NSEC Intermediate – Engineering & Technology
Runner up: Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Eastleigh, with ‘Electromagnetic Launch System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’
Winner: Kent College (Canterbury) with ‘Jeans Blue’

NSEC Senior – Science & Mathematics
Winner: Burgess Hill School for Girls with ‘Photo Detector Life Test Box’

NSEC Senior – Engineering & Technology
Runner up: Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury, with ‘Energy from Waste’
Winner: Oaklands Catholic School with ‘Black Box for a Mars Probe’

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