The Big Bang is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK, 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. Through the national event (The Big Bang Fair), which happens in March every year, and through a series of regional and local events, we work with partner organisations across business and industry, government and academia to try and give a flavour of the real scale of engineering and science in the UK. In 2014 over 75,000 visitors attended the NEC, Birmingham and were amazed at just how exciting engineering and science can be. But 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.
Big Bang @ School Events are one day events designed to encourage schools to hold internal science fairs to give pupils the opportunity to display science and technology project work in a competitive environment. Sentinus offers support for the events by providing stimulus for projects, running interactive hands on STEM workshops, advice on organisation and running of the day and providing careers literature.