Past winners

2021

Overall winner

Imperial (individual)

Oliver Nash

Schools (Individual)

Cem Muminoglu

Schools (Team)

Nikita Kurgan, Amika Piplapure, Chloé Lesjongard and Narthana Jayaweerasingham


Overall runner-up

Imperial (Individual)

Maria Emily Jenkinson Alvarez

Schools (Individual)

Emma Vestergaard Poulse

Schools (Teams)

Surabhi Srivastava, Jaya Bhardwaj and Isabella Smith


Category: Imperial (Individual)

First place

Lauren Wheeler

Oliver Nash

Maria Emily Jenkinson

Second place

Suthinee Phanuvatsuk

Shahbanno Ahmad Hussain

Blazej Jozef Rzeszowski

Third place

Julia Dabrowska

Hannah Jayne Knight

Isabela Maria Codo Costa Barra


Category: Schools (Individual)

First place

Emma Vestergaard-Poulsen

Megan Twum-Barima

Freddie Evans

Cem Muminoglu

Second place

Casey Dylan Abrahams

Daniel Keith Chan

Shivi Gupta

Nicole Baxter

Third place

Nizara Ziaudeen

Suvek Sarda

Katie Hogben

Sophie Hodge

Preesha Jain


Category: Schools (Teams)

First place

Anna-Sophie Fellows, Roksan Keyhanian, Sarah Aruliah

Nikita Kurgan,Amika Piplapure, Chloé Lesjongard, Narthana Jayaweerasingham

Rachel Wai Yee Tam, Yiqian Wu, NianYi Lim

Surabhi Srivastava, Jaya Bhardwaj, Isabella Smith

Second place

Polina Ivanushkina, Phoebe Bonner, Lia Tzouves

Shrish Janarthanan, Abhay Nischal, Tara Aksoy

Leona Ahamed, Tarini Deleep, Tanvi Sattiraju

Charlie Aram, Natasha Sweeting, Eliza Tabachnik, Arabella Heath

Third place

Charmee Panchal, Riya Gupta, Dhaksh Rajesh

Tanushree Nag, Isha Atreja, Natalia Potemska

Alen Saracevic, Ludovica Riegler, Una Saric

Filip Kennedy Amelia Doyle Kyra Shankar

Avni Ladwa, Kiara Patel, Thulasii Gowripalann, WenyueZhu

2019

Science Challenge 2019

Prof. Armand Leroi's Question 'How will A.I.s turn art into science?'

Winners

Anita Chandran Overall winner (Imperial)

Igor Sterner Overall winner (School)

Schools runners-up

2. Aayushi Jhaveri
3. Lara Tatli

Imperial runners-up

2. Abdul Zafar
3. Shun Wong


Lord Christopher Fox's Question: 'Imagine/project how A.I. will improve people's lives by 2035. Propose the role of natural Scientists in making this happen.'

Winners

James M Harrison (Imperial)

Natalia Kubala (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Matthew Lewis
3. Maddy Board

Imperial runners-up

2. Isabelle Zhang
3. Ayoub Bencheckron


Dr. Dalal Alrajeh's QuestioN: 'A.I. nowadys plays an instrumental role in developments in the natural sciences - these have included predicting chemical reactions, discovering protocols for stem cell differentiation and most recently, predicting 3D shapes of proteins (DeepMind, Google). In the future, could A.I. replace human scientists and why?'

Winners

Ronan Docherty (Imperial)

Nouri Ezaz Nikpay (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Minseok Ryu
3. Diya Salahudin

Imperial runners-up

2. Juanita Bawagan
3. Zaynah Ahmed


Lord Robert Winston's Task: 'Human consciousness is the great unsolved puzzle in biology. How can we make artificial intelligence?'

Winners

Patrick Masso Walsh (Imperial)

Sophia Sergeeva (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Emike Akagbosu
3. Khoo Jaylen

Imperial runners-up

2. Jakub Dranczewski
3. Lorenzo Signore


2018

Science Challenge 2018

Dr Shini Somara's Question: 'To what extent have giant leaps in scientific progress been influenced by shifts within the scientists themselves?'

Winners

Yue Wang (Imperial)

Layana Sani (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Roberto Parisi
3. Beverley Luu

Imperial runners-up

2. Daisy Roger-Simmonds
3. Sanziana Foia


Dr Felicia Yap's Question: 'Select a scientific discovery or technological development from the past 5 years. Now, imagine a single day in the year 2048. How will this breakthrough affect daily life?'

Winners

Max Festenstein (Imperial)

Tamanna Jithesh (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Grace Lee
3. Yunzhe Li

Imperial runners-up

2. Francine Tran
3. Veronika Sigutova


Prof. Lord Oxburgh’s Question: 'In June 2017, a giant iceberg the size of Delaware broke off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica, creating an 80 mile long crack in the ice. How do relatively small shifts, rifts and changes lead to a long lasting effect on our planet's climate?'

Winners

James Harrison (Imperial)

Serena Qiao (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Jeremy Boyle
3. Fiona (Jianing) You

Imperial runners-up

2. Lloyd James
3. Georgia Green


Dr Martin Archer's Question: 'What small area of current research do you think has the potential to revolutionise our lives and why?'

Winners

Patrick Masso Walsh

Isabelle Worssam

Schools runners-up

2. Ping Zhu
3. Millie Knight and Sophie Mallison

Imperial runners-up

2. Jakub Dranczewski
3. Jonathan Davies and Rielly Newbold


2015

Science Challenge 2015

Mun Keat Looi's Question: 'Tell me a story of (about or from) science. Who are the characters? What is its beginning, middle - and how does it "end"?'

Winners

Dimitrios Karponis (Imperial)

Joel Holmes (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Alexandra Constantinou
3. Qingwei Zhang

Imperial runners-up

2. Catherine Saunders
3. Harald Grantham-Hill


Prof. Sue Gibson's Question: 'What would you like to discover and why?'

Winners

Daniel O'Reilly (Imperial)

Peter Gobbett (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Chian Ying Xuan
3. Tahirah Uddin

Imperial runners-up

2. Daniel Marx
3. Stefan Grossfurthner


Ruth Whincup's Question: 'How do we get the next generation interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)?'

Winners

Joon Faii Ong (Imperial)

Kathryn Jaitly (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Abbie Currington
3. Akhil Sonthi

Imperial runners-up

2. Ray Otsuki
3. Mayurdhvajsinh Gohil


Prof. Philip Moriarty's Task: 'Why should I believe a scientist? (Video challenge)'

Overall Winner

Lawrence Berry Westminster School

Runners Up

Dania Badran

Michael Florea

2014

Science Challenge 2014

Prof. Fay Dowker's question: 'What does science tell us about the nature of time?'

Winners

Paul Boes (Imperial)

Ella Creamer (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Hannah Coop
3. Abbie Currington

Imperial runners-up

2. Lucy Binfield
3. Sarah Byrne


Pallab Ghosh's question: Write a letter to my five year old daughter, Charlotte, about how one or more areas of science, technology, engineering or medicine that fascinate you will have developed by the time she is at University and which subject you would encourage her to study and why?

Winners

Emma Wills (Imperial)

Rebecca Daramola (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Jesse Cheung
3. Assankhan Amirov

Imperial runners-up

2. Anne-Hermine Allain
3. Vanessa Place


Jon Kudlick's question: 'How should we decide which species to prioritise for conservation?'

Winners

Timothy Thomas (Imperial)

Chung Yee Chan (Schools)

Schools runners-up

2. Arthur Li
3. Matthias Butler

Imperial runners-up

2. Batool Raza
3. Nicole Levikov


Dr Jad Marrouche's question: 'Explain a scientific concept of your choice in a 3-minute video.'

Winners

Matthew I Murchie (Imperial)

Runners Up

Bernadeta Dadonaite (Imperial)

Dania Badran (Schools)

2013

Science Challenge 2013

Sir Roy Anderson's question: 'What are the scientific challenges facing the development of pathogens against vaccines with hyper-variable genome sequences?'

Winners

Ben Bleasdale (Imperial)

Elena Rastorgueva (Schools)

Second Place

Abbie Currington (Schools)

Third Place

Shing-him Cho (Imperial)

Devang Metha (Schools)


Sir Brian Hoskin's question: 'Is public debate a good forum for discussing science issues such as climate change?'

Winners

Nicholas Thapen (Imperial)

Matthew Willis (Schools)

Second Place

Daniel Marx (Imperial)

Jennifer Thorpe (Schools)

Third Place

James Bezer (Imperial)

Elizabeth Bowes (Schools)


Lord Robert Winston's question: 'Why are so many students being put off studying science at school?'

Winners

Amanda Diez (Imperial)

Theresita Joseph (Schools)

Second Place

Amelia Chong (Imperial)

Cavin Corriette (Schools)

Third Place

Sebastien Wood (Imperial)

Alice Pritchard (Schools)


Dr Jad Marrouche's question: 'Explain a scientific concept of your choice in a 3-minute video.'

Winners

Sang Eun Lee

Mei Ran Abellona U

Bernadeta Dadonaite

Runners Up

Richard Flint (Imperial)

Joshua Banner (Schools)