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Schools from across the East descend on Chelmsford this week

26 Jun Schools from across the East descend on Chelmsford this week

by Matthew Martino

Student from over 70 schools from across the east of England will be descending on Chelmsford this week to learn about everything from astronomy to renewable energy – and even ugly animals!

They’ll be visiting the Chelmsford campus of Anglia Ruskin University for the Big Bang Fair Eastern on Wednesday 28 June to find out more about cutting edge science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to meet some of the regions top employers in the sector.

A number of the students will also be showcasing their outstanding STEM projects in the hope of winning The Big Bang Competition, with the prize of attending next year’s Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair in Birmingham in March 2018.

At the event, the students will be greeted by an Army Gazelle helicopter as they arrive and be taken on a journey into outer space with Sirius Astronomy.

They’ll also learn about renewable energy, ugly animals and paleontology – the study of rocks, fossils and other artefacts.

Dr Alex Phipps, Head of Research & Early Development at event sponsors Roche UK, said: “Getting young people interested in science is crucial if we’re to continue to find better, more innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat health problems.