Young Engineer winners announced at the Big Bang Fair 2017

engineering careers  Young Engineer winners announced at the Big Bang Fair 2017

The Young Engineers Award for Innovation was revealed at the Big Bang Fair last week. The award was on of 13 Young Engineers Prizes celebrating skills from Craftsmanship through to Project Marketability.

The Young Engineers Award for Innovation was supported by the ERA Foundation who, in a blog post, explained how “impressed [they were] with the continuing high standards of the competition and the wide range of innovative projects on show”.

This year the foundation presented Raphael Njoku, from Winchester College, with the National Engineering Award for Innovation.

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Attila Emecz, Executive Secretary to the ERA Foundation, congratulates Raphael Njoku from Winchester College

Raphael’s project looked at how improvements to the public transport systems in London could include real-time information about vacant seats on buses.

It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting all of the young engineers competing this year, their teachers and parents. They are an inspiration – all of their brilliant competition entries show why it is so important to showcase their work in STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics).Heather Williams, Chief Executive of Young Engineers

Other highlights included Finlay from Sutton Grammar and Shahab from Loreto Sixth Form College in Manchester winning the Young Engineer for Britain Awards.

They will go on to join other Broadcom Masters winner, Anjola Awe from Devonport High Schools for Girls, to represent the UK on an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to compete at the prestigious Intel ISEF amongst more than 1,700 students from 70 countries across the globe.

For further details of the other award winners, national finalists and information about Young Engineers visit