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The Big Bang North West 2016: GETRAG Ford Halewood Champion Young Innovators!
August 04th 2016

The Big Bang North West 2016: GETRAG Ford Halewood Champion Young Innovators!

A special thank you to GETRAG Ford Halewood for sponsoring The Big Bang North West Innovation Award!

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition (formerly the National Science + Engineering Competition) is a national competition for young people to showcase their impressive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects and to reward and recognise their achievements.

The Big Bang Fair 2016 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Brought to you by Mersey Stem. Featuring Gastronaut and Science 2U. Images by Gareth Jones

The semi-finals for this competition took place at The Big Bang North West 2016 and we had a plethora of prodigious pupil projects! The judges were overwhelmed by the incredible, inspiring and innovative ideas our entrants brought to the fore. In addition to a place in the National Finals at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, all entrants had the opportunity to win one of our prestigious sponsor awards.

GETRAG Ford Halewood have worked alongside MerseySTEM on numerous projects from ‘bring your daughter to work‘ to our school-wide Robotics Challenge!  They strive to connect young people with STEM and we were overjoyed when they generously sponsored our Innovation Award.

GETRAG Ford is a full automotive service system supplier. GETRAG Ford Transmissions develops and manufactures transmissions and employs 650 people at the Halewood manufacturing plant. On January 1st 2016, GETRAG was acquired by Magna International, the world’s second largest automotive supplier. The Plant has a proud history as an employer and supporter of community activity and recently celebrated its 50th year in operation.

This week we are visiting all of our sensational sponsors and thanking them personally with their own award. Follow us on Twitter for a sneak peek…

The Big Bang North West 2016 was sponsored by AstraZeneca along with ScottishPower, Merseyside Network for Collaborative Outreach, Health Education England (North West), Carillion Kier (Joint Venture), Unilever, Sellafield, Alstom, GETRAG Ford & Air Products.

A huge thank you to all, what an inspirational event to be a part of!
You could be a Big Bang North West sponsor in 2017, get in touch…

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