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National Science Week Gets Underway at the Big Bang Science Fair

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For the sixth consecutive year, BAE Systems is a lead sponsor of the Big Bang Science and Engineer’s Fair which is being held at the NEC, Birmingham until Sunday 16 March 2014 and launches National Science Week, 14-23 March 2014.

The Fair is attracting 100,000 young people, their families and teachers and provides the UK’s best interactive science event for visitors ‘to have a go’ and find out more about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

 

BAE Systems’ stand is manned by apprentices and graduates and highlights technologies for sports and inventions from apprentices in addition to fun physics challenges.

Talking from the event our employees said: "It's very exhilarating teaching kids about STEM at the Big Bang. I enjoy inspiring the next generation of engineers."

Richard Kenworthy, Applied Intelligence Apprentice.
 
"It's great to be given the opportunity to promote the company and our apprenticeship schemes at the Big Bang event."
Sally Topping, Business Support Engineer.
 
"That moment when you know the children have really got excited by the science makes it all worthwhile."
Nick Fox, Senior Systems Engineer. MAI

To find out more about the Big Bang Science Fair see the report in The Times newspaper  http://www.thetimes.co.uk/futureofengineering and https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/

Also launching at the beginning of National Science Week is a new competition for colleges and universities being run by The Telegraph newspaper. The competition includes a challenge from BAE Systems to find and remove lost naval mines from the seabed.

Judge Terry Soames, Head of new Products and Engineering, BAE Systems’ Maritime Services said: “Any activity which highlights the importance of engineering and the UK’s requirement for more young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths is to be welcomed. I’m very much looking forward to judging the entries for BAE Systems’ mine detection and removal challenge.”

Find out more about the competition here: www.telegraph.co.uk/stemawards