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Big Bang Fair

Date Posted: 30/06/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

QE students interested in engineering and science careers visited the Big Bang Young Scientists & Engineering Fair at Darlington College to find out more about the exciting and rewarding opportunities within science, technology, engineering and maths.

In the morning, some tested their forensic and investigative skills in a crime scene scenario with fingerprint testing whilst others explored the application of volume, space and shape within structural design at engineering workshops.  In the afternoon, the students found out more about Physics as well as exploring renewable energies, designing and constructing a model wind turbine.  Those involved with the Greenpower Project worked with Cummins engineers to demonstrate how they have been designing and building QE’s electric car which was on display during the Fair.

Student, James Crossley, said:

‘Pupils from the schools were really intrigued by the car and wanted to know what was involved and how we thought we would do on the race day at Croft.  It was great to hear them ask so many questions about how it all worked.’

Emily West who took part in the crime scene activity and who plans to study medicine at university added:

‘I enjoyed being able to use forensic scientific techniques to see how to detect crimes from looking at fingerprints – it is amazing just how much evidence you can gather from a simple test.’