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Northampton Academy student makes a big bang at science competition

 Northampton Academy student makes a big bang at science competition

Northampton Academy are very proud to congratulate Year 13 student, Boateng, for winning the Google Creative Technologies Award at the 2015 National Science and Engineering Competition at the Big Bang Fair.

Boateng’s prize is a fantastic opportunity to spend two days at one of Google’s European Engineering offices for his winning entry: an Ultrasonic App for Non-Destructive Testing.

Entrants had to submit a 4 page written report or produce a 3-5 minute film. The best projects were invited to the National Finals at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on 11-12 March 2015, where they showcased their work to over 75,000 people, including Prime Minister, David Cameron.

The event awarded talented individuals with over 50 prizes and concluded with a National Awards Ceremony on Friday 14th March.

Boateng said:

“I’m thrilled my project made it into the finals of this year's National Science + Engineering Competition and I couldn’t wait to get to The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham this March! 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. I was really surprised when I won the Google creative award and that proves that hard work always pays. I’ll encourage young people to take an interest in science because you never know where it will take you!”

Boateng has been offered a place at Southampton University to study Aerospace Engineering this September.

Dr Johanna Kieniewicz, Head of Outreach and Engagement at the Institute of Physics, said “I am delighted to see such a variety of projects at the National Science and Engineering Competition this year.

“Judging has been exceptionally tough this year with a high calibre of entries. It’s great to see so many young people excited about science and engineering, and approaching it with creativity and enthusiasm.”

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