Celebrating Tomorrow's Engineers Week with the Big Bang @ Parliament

Nov 7, 2017

To celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek17) EngineeringUK once again hosted a Big Bang @ Parliament. Finalists in The Big Bang Competition from 10 schools from around the country came to Parliament to showcase their entries to MPs, Peers and people from across the engineering community.  Four sponsors of The Big Bang Fair also attended the event with tasters of a few interactive STEM activities including virtual reality headsets.

 

Parliamentarians including Deputy Chief Whip, Esther McVey, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan and Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary/Labour Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Andrew Gwynne, came to join in the celebrations. All of the MPs and Peers and other stakeholders who attended were hugely impressed with the quality of the young scientists and young engineers work, their dedication and their passion. 

 

Anne Milton, the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships and the Minister for Women gave an energising speech and Daljit Kaur, who leads STEM innovation at a group of Loughborough schools and led last year's UK Young Engineers of the Year to victory, gave inspiration to the young people in the room competing this year. 

 

The event was kindly hosted by Stephen Metcalfe, Chair of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee, Government Envoy for the Year of Engineering and Apprenticeships Ambassador. Stephen's commitment to closing the STEM skills gap makes him a powerful advocate for the incredible work undertaken by all of the organisations working together as part of Tomorrow's Engineers and the Big Bang programmes.

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