It’s almost here! From the 13 – 16th March 2014, The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair will pitch up to The NEC, Birmingham, to host the UK’s largest celebration of science and engineering for young people. Organisers aim to welcome around 75,000 people to the free science and engineering extravaganza, and Matthew is standing by to unleash his pyrotechnic wizardry at the event.
Matthew is no stranger to The Big Bang, having judged and moderated CREST projects and National Science and Engineering Competition entries for the past three years. Prior to that, he was involved in organising the event and helping STEM Clubs to exhibit. This year marks a significant change for Matthew, as he brings a stage show to the four day event and shares his passion for STEM and the performing arts.
“I’m really excited to be presenting this year. It’s an amazing event and showcases a whole range of projects, inventions and careers in which the STEM subjects are used. It really opens the eyes of young people to what is possible and why those subjects are so important at school.” says Matthew, who will be demonstrating how STEM subjects are used to create spectacular firework displays around the world.
Matthew’s stage shows at The Big Bang have been made possible thanks to generous support from Bristol-based Skyburst The Firework Co.
With a glint in his eye, Matthew added “The NEC ceiling is much higher than most venues, which gives me more scope for demonstrating larger pyrotechnic effects and the science behind them.”
Anyone prepared to sit in the front row?
The Fair hosts an astounding array of activities and live performances, with the first two days open to school groups and Saturday and Sunday open to families.
It’s completely free to attend, but places are going fast so register now to avoid missing out, at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk.