Big Bang Launches A STEM & COVID Digital Event

Big Bang Launches A STEM & COVID Digital Event

The #BigBangDigital 2020 - #STEM & Covid-19 event

Aimed at those aged 11+ the free online event on Tuesday 14th July will give young people a front row view of the incredible contribution of scientists, healthcare professionals, engineers, technicians and students in responding to Covid-19. 

The Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19 is a celebration of the work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic

It’s a day of inspiring online sessions to give young people a front row view of the incredible contribution of scientists, healthcare professionals, engineers, technicians and students in responding to Covid-19.

The event includes a talk by environment charity Plastic Oceans UK, featuring exclusive videos from Sir David Attenborough, a session where young people can learn about vaccines and immunity from the UK’s leading scientists, a talk with a creative engineer who designed an electronic lanyard that gives off an alert when people are too close to encourage social distancing, to name a few.

 

The sessions will vary in how long they are and many will be followed by a live Q&A with the host. 

Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19 will see the following sessions taking place:

  • Environment Agency: Rebuilding a greener future
  • Plastic Oceans UK: New habits to protect the planet: the environmental impact of staying at home
  • GSK: The worldwide race to develop a vaccine
  • RS Components: Designing a social distancing lanyard
  • Harper Adams University: Feeding the nation
  • Thames Water: Keeping the water flowing 
  • Network Rail: Staying on track: keeping the railway moving
  • Imperial College London: Designing a low-cost ventilator 
  • BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates: I can STEM a rainbow
  • Ask the experts: your questions about the virus
  • Young talent against Covid-19: Presenter Fayon Dixon in conversation with inspiring young people, all Big Bang Competition winners, talking about their role in the pandemic response.

 

To watch The Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19, live please visit www.digitalbigbang.co.uk.

WHEN: Tuesday 14th July 2020, from 10am until 4pm

WHERE: www.digitalbigbang.co.uk

PRICE: FREE