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The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition: Holmes Chapel student has high hopes for the Desktop Workshop!
March 01st 2017

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition: Holmes Chapel student has high hopes for the Desktop Workshop!

A HOLMES Chapel student has made it to the final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition with an innovative idea!

17-year-old Josh Mitchell, who studies at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Sixth Form, will attend the UK final of The Big Bang Scientists and Engineers Competition in March after impressing judges with his desktop workshop project.

The desktop-sized workshop prints plastics, mills metals and cuts circuit boards by combining a 3D printer and a CNC Mill in a compact unit.

Dave Wheeler, technology teacher from Holmes Chapel School, said: “Having the opportunity to put theory into practice has been great fun and has given Josh an idea of just how interesting a career in engineering could be. The project has also helped him to develop technical skills. To be through to the national final is the icing on the cake. Josh can’t wait to show off his project again and hopes to come back from the UK finals in March with an award.”

Josh will go on to join over 200 other project teams from across the UK in the finals in March.

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. The finals take place during The Big Bang Fair at the Birmingham NEC, in March..

The 2017/2018 Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, is open for entries.
Competitors in this region can showcase their projects at
The Big Bang North West in July 2017! Click here to find out more and enter…

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