Big break for Michael
A student from Princethorpe College has made it through to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition after wowing judges at the regional heats.
Michael Gucluer, a sixth-former, impressed the judges with his Electronic Scoring Device which can be programmed to keep score for a variety of uses from sports to games.
He will join over 200 other youngsters from across the UK in the finals, which take place during The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair at the Birmingham NEC next March.
The annual Big Bang Competition is designed to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as well as helping them build skills and confidence in project-based work.
Finalist Michael said: “Having the opportunity to put theory into practice has been great fun and has given me an idea of just how interesting a career in engineering could be. The project has also helped me develop technical skills. To be through to the national final is the icing on the cake.”