Emily Bentley won the award with her project Teddy Bear Child’s Alarm.  She fought off stiff competition from 155 other entries to be awarded a day with Shell’s scientists at the Shell Technology Centre Thornton. 

Emma Wyatt, a Lubricant Scientist at Shell and one of the judges of the Shell Prize for Innovation, said: "Congratulations to Emily. Her project showed she really approached this problem in a different way to come up with something very innovative. The enthusiasm and dedication that all of these young scientists and engineers showed gives me great encouragement for the future. The standard of entries was really very high.

11-18 year olds from across the UK were given the chance to enter the National Science & Engineering Competition by completing a project or activity in any field of science, technology, engineering or maths. The finals took place at The Big Bang - one of the country’s biggest celebrations of science and engineering for young people.

Roland Jackson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association, commented: “The National Science & Engineering Competition aims to inspire the talent of the future by making science, engineering, technology and maths more appealing for young people. All of the finalists brought something different to the competition but their entries show just how exciting and extraordinary science and engineering can be.”

“The National Science & Engineering Competition is the perfect chance to put forward a project you’re proud of and we’d encourage everyone to take part in next year’s competition, which start with the next round of Regional Fairs this summer.”

Visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/nsec for more information about this year’s Competition.