The Big Bang ExCeLs in 2011

Over 29,000 people flocked to the UK’s largest single celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for young people at London’s ICC ExCeL Centre on 10-12 March.

The Big Bang 2011 brought together 150 different organisations with the shared aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, and represented an unparalleled partnership between Government, education, industry and the wider science and engineering communities. Demonstrating the Government’s support for the programme, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, was among a number of constituency MPs and senior civil servants to visit The Fair.

The Fair hosts the finals of the National Science & Engineering Competition, which this year saw several hundred young people compete for a range of prizes, including the UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineer of the Year. Big Bang ambassador, Professor Brian Cox OBE, and National STEM Careers Coordinator,

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