Big Bang 2013

14 March 2013
IET Communications team
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The IET is proudly sponsoring this STEM celebration for young people.

The IET is delighted to be sponsoring The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, taking place this week (14-17 March) at the ExCeL centre in London.

The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. The four-day event aims to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are in STEM, for people with the right experience and qualifications.

This year, the IET will have a stall showcasing some hands-on engineering activities, as well as some robots from its hugely successful FIRST LEGO League tournament. The FIRST LEGO League champions and second-place team will also be attending to show off their winning efforts.

Visitors to the IET stall will be able to:

* Explore the technology behind starting blocks in athletics;

* See how engineers make wind turbines by trying out a range of blade shapes and sizes;

* Find out how engineers can investigate hard-to-reach places with a video microscope;

* Learn how electrical engineers use conductors and insulators in their work;

* Pick up a free copy of Flipside magazine.

On the stall will be IET member Brian Dury, who said: “I’m pleased to see the IET involved in such an inspirational event like the Big Bang Fair. There will be thousands of people attending over the next few days and we hope that many of them will be inspired into STEM careers.”

For more information about the work of the IET Education team, please visit the IET Faraday website.