Promising engineer in science final

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A talented pupil from Bedford School is one step closer to engineering victory after winning a place in the finals of the UK’s prestigious National Science and Engineering Competition 2013.

Student Robert Friend excelled in the regional heats of the competition with a project that helps to organise, separate and tidy excess lengths of electrical wire and prevents them from becoming tangled. 

He will now go head to head with students from across the country in an attempt to claim one of the UK’s most sought-after science and engineering honours for young people.

Robert said: “The National Science and Engineering Competition has taken me on an amazing journey and I’ve definitely got my sights set on the big prize whilst at The Big Bang Fair in London next March.

“The best and most important discoveries and inventions are down to science and engineering, and this contest has helped me to realise that I want to be a part of that in the future.”

Robert will represent Bedford as a region of rising young talent at the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition held at The Big Bang Fair at London ExCeL in March 2013 – the UK’s largest celebration of science and engineering for young people.

Robert’s shortlisted entry will be showcased to over 60,000 visitors and he will come face to face with top celebrity judges in a Dragons’ Den style pitch process.

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