Talent 2030

Winner Adrianna talks about her experience entering the competition

Since I was 11 years old, I have been passionate about everything that is inconceivably small, hence barely possible to imagine. The idea that there is actually another world that we can’t see made me realize that those tiny species must be of great importance. That resulted in my interest in nanotechnology, where the invisible plays the first fiddle and [...]

Winner Anu talks about her experience entering the competition

In my household, I practically grew up with engineering. Both of my parents studied electrical engineering in university and despite their lack of practice now, most of my youth has been spent listening to the tales of whatever inventions they made or the technical science they once, so earnestly, strove to learn. Now as a sixteen- year- old secondary school student [...]

Big Bang Fair 2018

On 17th March 2018, Talent 2030 took the shortlisted finalists (around 80 girls!) to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. The girls had the opportunity to showcase their competition projects to the visitors of the fair, with Paula Brunt from PepsiCo judging the entries for the best project display and explanation prize on the day. A [...]

Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls winners and runners-up announced!

Forty-one entries were shortlisted from over two-hundred submissions received in December. The judges had the very difficult task of choosing the winners and runners-up in each age category as the standard of entries was incredibly high. Talent 2030 judge Dr Ozak Esu, Electrical Engineer at Cundall and the 2017 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year winner, said it has been [...]

Write about a female engineer/scientist/innovator who inspires you: Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin (Biological chemist) by Jasmine Staples, age 16 at St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy "My inspiration is the late Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. Although this spectacular scientist is not admired or revered in modern culture she achieved something great – to this day she is the only British female scientist to be awarded the Nobel Prize. She was fascinated by science from a young [...]