Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events
Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.
Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are organised by ourselves as delivery partner for Engineering UK, in this instance. The five events taking place across London as part of the programme are:
- 4 July 2018: The Big Bang London Central @ Westminster Kingsway College
- 5 July 2018: The Big Bang London East @ Newham College
- 6 July 2018: The Big Bang London West @ Uxbridge College
- 13 July 2018: The Big Bang London South @ Sutton Grammar School
- 14 July 2018: The Big Bang London Family Day @ Sutton town centre
Dr Ajay Sharman, STEM Learning's Regional Network Lead for London and the South East, said:
We are delighted to support this Big Bang event. The UK needs many more scientists and engineers and equipping young people with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths is key to their future employability. Inspiring young minds to STEM opportunities and future STEM career pathways, is crucial, therefore to help us achieve this.
Engaging STEM Ambassadors and University staff involved in areas from healthcare to robotics and physics to biomedical sciences, will certainly change the perceptions of visiting primary and secondary students, allowing them to see a window in to the world of STEM and the excellent opportunities open to them. This is all about sparking young people’s interest in science and letting it grow into a lifetime from then“
The regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition will take place at the events. Recognising and rewarding young people’s achievements in STEM, the competition is open to 11-18-year-olds, providing them with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work.
Finalists get to showcase their projects at the UK finals at The Big Bang Fair in March 2019 - the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.