Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Keep it simple!

I saw Professor Brian Cox on the BBC this morning talking about science...

tHe was arguing that there still is a perception that a scientific career is only an option for the brightest students. Young people and parents need to know that youngsters do not have to be "Stephen Hawking or Einstein" to become a scientist. A new survey of 3,000 parents, conducted by The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, found that almost a third (31%) have no idea about the jobs available in science and engineering and nearly one in five (19%) find science and engineering too difficult to understand.

The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair was launched in 2009  and is the UK’s biggest single celebration of science and engineering for young people and aims to celebrate and inspire them. The Big Bang 2010 took place in Manchester over three days in March, attracting 22,500 people, including over 15,000 children and young people and 4,000 of their teachers, parents and guardians and involving over 110 organisations from across the private, public and voluntary sectors, and reaching out to schools and students across the country. The Big Bang 2011 will take place at ICC London ExCeL from 10 – 12 March, when 25,000 people are expected to attend.  The headline shows will include Sky 1’s Brainiac Live!,  BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory, and The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust’s Alphabeat show.  The Fair will also feature BBC’s Wallace & Gromit ‘World of Invention’ roadshow. The website for the Big Bang is

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