The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. It took place at the NEC in Birmingham from the 13th to 16th March. The event inspired, engaged and informed over 80,000 people, including more than 62,000 young people, 4,500 teachers and almost 8,000 parents.
Staff from Harper Adams attended including Graham Higginson, Dr Heather Campbell and Professor Simon Leather. A number of our MSc Entomology students were on hand at the Royal Entomology Society's stand alongside Harper's.
The first thing you see when walking into the @BigBangFair is @HarperAdamsUni engineering stand with @GrahamHarperEng. The second thing is the @RoyEntSoc stand with @HarperAdamsUni staff and students. Basically there's no avoiding us. pic.twitter.com/95s15tQTA3— Dr Heather Campbell (@scienceheather) 15 March 2019
Agriculture is HERE @BigBangFair @NEC Fantastic @JohnDeere @SyngentaCropsUK & @HarperAdamsUni inspiring the next generation & showcasing #BritishFarming - just BRILLIANT. Well done guys! #JohnDeereUKIE @SyngentaEducation pic.twitter.com/TTd2Y9JpXm— Annabel Shackleton (@AnnabelOFS) 16 March 2019
If you don't fancy a cockroach then other creatures are available to hold, including my favourite fantastic beasts, the leaf insects pic.twitter.com/4Qav9cUH63— Dr Heather Campbell (@scienceheather) 15 March 2019
Here at @BigBangFair for a day of entomological outreach with @RoyEntSoc & @HarperAdamsUni. Come and meet some #insects and find out about the fascinating world of #entomology pic.twitter.com/NhZihKJhZ1— Liam Crowley (@Liam_M_Crowley) 15 March 2019