The Bright Ideas Challenge Ambassador
Rachel is best known as the numbers expert on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown.
Having graduated from Oriel College, Oxford with a degree in Mathematics, Rachel is passionate about supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) amongst young people. That is why she is the ambassador for The Bright Ideas Challenge, supporting the competition to inspire the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.
Rachel will be at a prototyping workshop to support the winners in creating 3D printed prototypes of their bright ideas, and at Make the Future Live, Shell’s festival of ideas and innovation, to announce the national champions of The Bright Ideas Challenge.
'Young people are unhampered by conventional thinking and this makes them a fountain of ingenious ideas. It’s so important that we tap into that natural creativity and fire young people’s natural curiosity about the world around them. Like Shell, I want to encourage more young people to pursue science and engineering and use these skills to help create a brighter future for everyone.'