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Science fair goes with a 'Big Bang'!

A team from STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory spent a day in Liverpool inspiring thousands of young people to discover the wealth of STEM career options open to them here in the North West.

The Big Bang Fair, organised by All About STEM, brought together 8,000 young people at Liverpool Exhibition Centre. These young visitors were met by scores of exhibitors all of whom had hands-on STEM experience and an abundance of knowledge to share.

STFC staff from Daresbury Laboratory included the public engagement team and our apprentices. They chatted to young people about their own roles, demonstrated 3D printing and an infrared camera and were even given the opportunity to hold a meteorite which is 4.5 million years old. The star of the stand was Pepper – the AI robot from the Hartree Centre who was keen to show off her dance moves and interacted with her delighted audience!

Also on the stand were colleagues from the Cockcroft Centre and University of Liverpool physics students, who were giving a virtual reality (VR) experience which gave visitors an insight into the Tale of Two Tunnels – a major physics and art exhibition coming to Liverpool later this year.

Find out more about Big Bang Fairs here.

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Last updated: 09 July 2019


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