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EDA promotes design and engineering at Big Bang Fair
Undergraduate and postgraduate students, together with staff from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, recently attended the London and South East 'Big Bang' to promote design and engineering to young people aged 9-19.
This was one of a series of regional Big Bangs that feed into the national Big Bang in March 2013, giving young people the chance to experience science and engineering through exciting, hands-on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) based activities. The regional Big Bang included live, interactive events enabling 2,000 local pupils to learn outside the classroom in a fun and inspirational way. The exhibition also allowed young people to celebrate their STEM achievements through competitions and award schemes such as CREST and Young Engineers.
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA) took their innovative Defeat SPECTRA exhibit to the event, challenging young people to use the Electromagnetic Spectrum to try and crack a secret code using technology. The School is now looking forward to inspiring young engineers at the national Big Bang at London ExCel on 14-16 March 2013.
Dr John Batchelor, of EDA commented: 'People of all ages love pitching themselves against SPECTRA and Its always great to see how much young people enjoy applying science to solve problems.'
Story published at 4:39pm 25 July 2012