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Chantal wins top prize at Big Bang Competition

Date Posted: 28/03/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

QE’s Chantal Goulder has been crowned winner of the Senior science category at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair.

The amazing young student impressed the judges with her project – which is an investigation into the charge-transfer states in organic donor-acceptor molecules, directly relevant to organic LEDs which are used in the latest generation of televisions.

Chantal was chosen from over 600 finalists in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition after pitching her idea to a panel of judges including celebrity engineers including Bake Off’s Andrew Smith and TV presenter Jason Bradbury.

The Big Bang Competition is an annual contest designed to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as well as helping them build skills and confidence in project-based work.

Congratulating Chantal, Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK which organises The Big Bang Competition said: “It’s easy to see why this idea stood out to the judges. Congratulations to Chantal – not only for her exciting new ideas but for showcasing them to crowds of people at The Fair.”

“This glimpse into the mind of a scientist and inventor of tomorrow promises great things for the future.”

Laurence Job, Vice Principal at QE, commented: “Chantal thoroughly deserves to have her achievements and abilities recognized in this way. Her teachers are always in awe of her talents and her absolute dedication, drive and commitment to excelling in whatever she sets out to achieve. She is an exemplary student who will have many future successes.”