Registrations for UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair now open

The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK

Registrations are now open for the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers fair, the UK’s largest STEM event for young people.

The event is held annually to exhibit the exciting science and engineering opportunities for 11–14-year-olds, and is designed to help them explore the possibilities through live demonstrations and interactive displays and activities.

The Big Bang Fair aims to demonstrate the variety of STEM careers avialble. From the different chemicals in food, to generating human-powered electricity, children can learn about how various STEM applications can lead to fulfilling careers.

Hundreds of STEM professionals also attend the event every year, giving young people the opportunity to ask about paths into STEM, the different roles available, and what the day-to-day of science and technology jobs look like.

The fair is also host to the The Big Bang Competition, which recognises young people’s achievements in all areas of STEM. Finalist projects from students around the UK will be on show during the fair.

This year’s event takes place from 13–16 March at the NEC Birmingham. School days are from 13–15 March, with a public day on 16 March.

Entry is free, and more information can be found at