Meet the Equinor Young Imagineers judges!

Find out more about the judges below!

Equinor Young Imagineers is a competition, run in partnership with the Science Museum, that celebrates the most creative young minds in science, technology, engineering and maths!

They’re asking you a key question and they’re after your most creative answers!

The question is this: ‘What invention would you create, to make tomorrow’s world a better place?’

Some of the past winners have created wheelchairs that hover to make moving around easier and a solar powered pollution sucking robot pigeon!

To enter the competition, all you need to do is download the entry form from the Equinor Young Imagineers website!

Entrants need to simply sketch their invention and describe it in up to 100 words.

Ten finalists will be shortlisted and invited to the Science Museum in November to share their inventions in more detail with the Young Imagineers panel of judges in front of a live audience.

Let’s meet the judges!

Sophie is a Wind Farm Developer in the New Energy Solutions department at broad energy company Equinor.

Sophie has over ten years’ experience in the development of new offshore wind farms.

Sophie studied Marine Geography at university and won IMarEST’s Young Marine Scientist of the year.

Sophie has a particular interest in the development of new offshore wind farms as this combines an understanding of the marine environment with new solutions to get rid of fossil fuels.

Click here to enter the competition!

Barry Fitzgerald is a superhero scientist!

He has given hundreds of talks in Ireland (his home country) and the Netherlands (where he is based) at schools, universities, and more.

He is also the author of the popular science books Secrets of Superhero Science and Secret Science of Santa Claus, both of which were published in 2016. His latest popular science book – How to Build an Iron Man Suit– will be published in October 2019.

Barry has seen the 2012 film The Avengers nearly 80 times and his superpower will always remain a closely guarded secret!

Konnie Huq is one of Britain’s most loved presenters!

She was Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter and has since gone on to present a variety of programmes that extend beyond children’s television and also include radio.

Konnie’s debut children’s book series, Cookie, has just been published and tell the story of a science-mad girl growing up in a contemporary London Bangladeshi household.

Konnie is a huge advocate for getting kids into science.

Click here to enter the competition!

Lopa Patel MBE is a digital entrepreneur with a lifelong love of science and technology.

Passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths, she is a Technology Ambassador for STEMNET – helping to encourage girls to take up science careers.

Lopa is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group.

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