A science and engineering award sponsored by the Coast to Capital LEP has been won by a team of students from Surrey.
The five-strong team from GuildfordCountyHigh School won the Coast to Capital STEM Club of the Year Award at the Big Bang Fair South East, at the South of England Showground.
Their project, ‘Vitamins and minerals from recycled foods,’ also won the Junior Science category in the regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition, the University of Chichester Women in Science Award and the Eurotherm by Schneider Electric Prize for Commercial Potential. They will be representing the South East at the national finals next March.
Judges at the Big Bang Fair South East said the students, who looked into obtaining vitamin and mineral supplements from recycled foods and delivering them to developing countries, had given “great thought” to problems in the Third and First Worlds and had come up with an innovative idea.
Coast to Capital LEP is a business-led collaboration between the private, public and education sectors across a diverse area and works to determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the region.
Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We were pleased to sponsor this award which recognises excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). A huge congratulations to Guildford County High School for their excellent ‘Vitamins and Minerals from Recycled Foods,’ project, and we wish them all the best for the future and I hope this has inspired them to consider a future in an innovative industry”.
The sixth annual Big Bang Fair South East and the regional Young Scientists and Young Engineers Competition were organised by STEM Sussex, the outreach support department of the University of Brighton. Next year’s event will take place at the South of England Showground on 27th June.