Event Reviews


Big Bang! – Students have a blast at the Yorkshire Fair.

June 2014

Following the tremendous success of last year's event, the Big Bang Fair headed to the Doncaster Race Course on Tuesday 24th June 2014. Organised by the Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA), the event attracted over 2500 Sixth Form and Secondary School students.

The Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber was a free day of exciting, interactive activities to enthuse and inspire students to take up STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

There was so much going on at the event, from shows such as “When the Monkey met the iPad” where students found out about flat-screen device technology, to workshops where they could get hands-on with the engineering behind a Formula 1 car (and even race it around Silverstone!).

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) presented a stand featuring the AESSEAL Assembly Challenge, a Sterling engine and the Formula Student race car from the University of Leeds. Grateful thanks are extended to AESSEAL who ran the competition and provided the winners prize.  One of AESSEAL’s own engineering apprentices also supported the IMechE’s exhibits and shared his experiences of training to be an engineer with students visiting the stand.

The event was a hugely exciting and fun filled day, which will inspire the next generation of students to develop the British tradition of ingenuity and innovation. The participation of the IMechE continues the Institution’s commitment to Education and brought members from across the Yorkshire regional network to jointly support this important work.

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