Portslade Aldridge Community Academy have reached the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham in March 2016.
These finals showcase the very best of young scientists and engineers in the UK. The project will be displayed on a stand next to other exhibitors such as GSK, Siemens, Rolls-Royce and BAE systems. The organisers have had a record number of entries this year and the standard was extremely high. Finalists will compete for prizes and experiences including the prestigious titles of UK Young Engineer(s) and Young Scientist(s) of the Year.
Imran Khan, Chief Executive of the British Science Association, which organises the National Science + Engineering Competition, said “The British Science Association congratulates everyone who’s made it through to the National Finals. It’s a fantastic achievement to have stood out from thousands of outstanding entries representing the very best of science and engineering in the UK.”
Congratulations to Portslade students Guolin Yang, Harry Smith, Joshua Hassett, Dexter Shepherd and Morgan Pile for putting together an excellent project during the STEM sessions and writing a winning proposal. Their success caps a wonderful year for the STEM team at the Academy, some of whom have just returned from CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, a prize for winning the Best STEM Club of the Year at the STEMNET Awards held at the House of Lords in October. This year PACA’s STEM Centre also won the Coast to Capital STEM club of the year award and the Gatwick Electronics prize at the Regional Big Bang Show. PACA was also a finalist at the TeenTech Awards held at the Royal Society.