Brian Mackenwells from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford was crowned the winner of the 2017 Best Demo Award at the BIG Event 2017.
This is the second time Brian has won the coveted award, having won it back in 2009.
The Best Demo Competition presents a lighthearted look at some of the demos you think are worth sharing; it invites you to demonstrate the maths, science, engineering and so on that really lights your fire and you just can’t help but show off to your peers. You have up to three minutes, a warm and welcoming audience and more eager volunteers than you could ever wish for.
Maybe you’ll be going home with the prestigious Best Demo Award to display on your desk, in your shed or sliding across the dashboard of your van.
There's no money to win, it's not an Oscar, it's not a Nobel Prize. But within BIG we think it is worth having because it’s worth joining in. The Competition takes place every year as part of the BIG Event and any registered delegate can join the running order. The competition is not scary, intimidating or harsh in any way – the main purpose is to enjoy what we do. It’s very simple: demos presenting STEM subject matter must be no longer than 3 minutes** (shorter, if that suits your demo), you must bring all of the equipment you need and you must sign up in advance.