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Mike Hall, Head of Research, is to be one of the judges at this year’s Nuffield Celebration Event, held in Manchester today.

Mike was asked to be a judge following on from his success in the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme, which has so far seen two students undertake projects at GBB.

Held at the University of Manchester, the event gives an opportunity to the students to display what they have achieved during their Nuffield placements, involving 4-6 week projects in universities and companies around the region.

Mike, along with the other judges, will visit up to five projects (individual students or groups working on the same project) where the students will give a short presentation on their involvement.

All of the projects will be of sufficient standard to achieve the Gold CREST Award, and all of the students have entered the British Science Association CREST Award. CREST is a national award scheme – endorsed by UCAS – recognising success, building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Last year alone, over 30,000 CREST Awards were undertaken, giving 11-19yr olds opportunities to explore real-world projects in an exciting way.

This year’s event will be officially opened by Professor Steve Watts of Physics and Astronomy.

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GBB are delighted to welcome Mike Hall back to our research team.

Mike previously worked for GBB between 2006 and 2007 and played a major role in the early stages of our vehicle collision  research and crash testing programmes.

Mike who is a member of the Institute of Physics has a BSc (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering and MSc in Computational Methods and Fluid Mechanics.

Mike has returned to GBB to spacilise in Research and Training. He will support the investigators in their application of science to vehicle collisions; provide a training program for new starters and analyse data originating from GBB’s ongoing crash testing program.