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Big Bang Report 2018

 March 09 2018 | Views: 546

Kent and Medway

The Big Bang was a FREE day-long education event organised by The STEM Hub, (part of Canterbury Christ Church University) which took place on Friday, March 9th 2018, at the Discovery Park, with the aim of inspiring a love of STEM subjects.

The event featured 31 interactive drop-in stands and 10 workshops, allowing every student to gain insight into a range of ‘hands-on’ experiences including interactive exhibits and workshops, talks run by STEM Ambassadors from local companies and organisations.

Around 1000 students enjoyed the day's activities and every student attended a 60 minute show. Half the students watched ‘Deep Ocean Lab’ by Youtuber and Blue Peter’s Science Guy - Greg Foot. Experiments and stunning videos were demonstrated by Greg as he showed the students the high-tech submersibles that took his down 1000ft into the Twilight Zone. He explained the importance of our oceans and uncovered the effect we are having on them. The other half enjoyed watching ‘Juggling’ a maths show by the University of Kent, who explained the mathematical process of juggling!

Students also enjoyed many other workshops including:

Students also enjoyed the drop-in zones with exhibits provided by:

BioProNet, Canterbury Christ Church University, Delphi, East Kent College, Eastern Regions Special Operations Unit, Hadlow College, Hilderstone Ametur Radio Club, IMechE, National Grid, Rotary Club, Royal Engineers Museum, Royal Engineers, Sekisui Diagnostics Ltd, STEM Ambassador Hub , The University of Greenwich and The University of Kent

Feedback from students:

Feedback from teachers:

Feedback from STEM Ambassadors:

Hellen Ward, Director of The STEM Hub said: “Big Bang has become a central part of the STEM Hub’s calendar. Now in its fourth year, the students and companies who attend this event bridge the gap between schools and businesses”

Kimberley Anderson, CSR and Community Manager for Discovery Park, said: “Education runs through the core of everything we're trying to achieve at Discovery Park. Without the opportunities to encourage the next engineers and scientists we'd have a job on our hands to thrive. The Big Bang is great for getting across some really complex concepts in such a simple way, helping to light a spark that can inspire a generation. And those sharing their knowledge look as if they're having as much fun as the kids too! “


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If you would like The STEM Hub to help organise an event like this for your school/setting then please contact us today:
Email: kentandmedwaystem@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel: 01227 782662

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