The Somerset Big Bang Showcase
The Big Bang is a national programme which celebrates Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers.
CSW Enterprise delivers the programme across the South West region hosting several events throughout the year to inspire young people and showcase STEM employers from the region. In the last three years, the regional programme has reached over 39,000 young people.
As part of the programme, students enter projects in the field of STEM. The competition allows students
to gain recognition for their achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths and builds skills and confidence for project-based work.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The Somerset Big Bang Showcase is an opportunity for Somerset students to be linked with local employers and develop projects under the theme of REAL WORLD PROBLEMS. Student teams from across Somerset have entered the competition and will be supported by a mentor from the employer that has set the project question that they have chosen. The mentor will be a point of contact for students and will be available to answer questions and help the students prepare to present their project for judging at The Somerset Big Bang Showcase Presentation Event on the 26th March 2020 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.
Click on the links below to view the employer project questions:
Somerset students can go on to enter the regional heats at The Big Bang South West Fair at Westpoint Arena, Exeter on the 17th June. Register here to take part.
For details on the judging criteria, visit The Big Bang Competition website >
31st January 2020 – Extended entry deadline for school applications
26th March 2020 - Projects are presented for judging at The Somerset Big Bang Showcase Presentation Event to be held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovil
April 2020 - Online entries for South West regional heats open
17th & 18th June 2020 - The Big Bang South West Fair at Westpoint Arena, Exeter
If you have any queries or would like more information on The Somerset Big Bang Showcase, please contact Jackie Surrey via email.