For 7 to 19 year olds
For the last few years the SEE has contributed to the Big Bang Fair with activities for the young visitors. In collaboration with Lockheed Martin UK, our first activity was a competition to build to design a solar powered water heater. Recently small teams designed and built small vehicles that will be able to make its way across a hazardous rough terrain table-top test track in the fastest time possible and without dropping the vehicle's cargo!
The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. Everything is aimed at showing young people (primarily aged 7-19) just how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are out there for them with the right experience and qualifications.
From meeting inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the biggest and most interesting companies in the UK and through receiving dedicated careers advice, we know that young people go away with a fresh, new perspective on where their school subjects can lead them. The Big Bang Fair is now delivered by over 170 organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. Led by EngineeringUK in partnership with the British Science Association, the Institute of Physics, the Science Council, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Young Engineers, the event is supported by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as well as numerous sponsors from industry.
Since the first Fair in 2009, it has continued to grow. At its heart, The Big Bang is about careers and futures and highlighting the exciting possibilities that exist for young people with science, technology, engineering and maths backgrounds. It’s about the contribution they, with the right motivation, can make to the UK economy and to society in general.
The Society would also encourage students to become involved in after school clubs for engineers and scientists such as those run by the Young Engineers Charity. For more information please visit their website.
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