Phillip McShane, Associate Director - Big Bang Programme at EngineeringUK, commented:
“We’re on a mission to drive change so that more young people choose engineering and technology careers. We know that taking part in STEM outreach activities from an early age plays a vital role in changing the perceptions and attitudes students feel towards careers in the sector.
The Big Bang Fair is a brilliant opportunity for employers and professional engineering institutions to help ignite a passion for STEM and inspire young people from all backgrounds to pursue careers in their sectors.”
In 2023, almost 16,000 young people attended The Fair last year, along with 2,300 teachers.
A student who attended commented:
“I really enjoyed the variety of activities that have been present during The Big Bang Fair. They have all opened up a wider insight into the industry of engineering and how much passion people have for their careers.”
Plus, join us as we celebrate student projects entered into the popular Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition. Winners will be announced, including the crowning of the prestigious Big Bang UK Young Engineer, UK Young Scientist and UK Young Technologist of the Year, supported by Siemens.
The Competition is a free STEM competition open to young people in the UK aged 11 to 18 in state funded education, who are home educated or who enter as part of a community group. Interested? There’s still time to enter! The Competition closes for entries on 27 March, so there’s plenty of time to start a project.
Tickets for The Big Bang Fair always book up quickly – schools are advised to book their free tickets early, to avoid disappointment.