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Maeve Stillman

Age: 15

St Mary’s College, Derry/Londonderry

GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year 2019

Maeve Stillman from St Mary’s College in Derry/Londonderry has been awarded the GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year 2019 title at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, for her project entitled “Investigating the Effect of Activated Charcoal on the Absorptions of Medications”. Maeve’s project focuses on how activated charcoal supplements affect the absorption of everyday or common medicines like paracetamol and ramipril (used for treating hypertension).

: How does it feel to have won?

Maeve Stillman: “It feels so surreal to have won! This is my third year at The Big Bang Fair and every year it’s so exciting, I would definitely recommend other young people getting involved. I’m going to use the prize money and experiences that I’ve won to help further my future in STEM."