The Duke of York attended The Big Bang Fair 2015 at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham on 11th March, 2015. The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK.
At this year’s Big Bang Fair, Young Engineers hosted their National Finals. Young Engineers is a UK Educational charity who believe that participation in practical engineering activities provides the best way of encouraging young people to study STEM subjects and take up careers in Engineering. HRH is Patron.
The Duke met with Young Engineers students and viewed the wide range of projects they were undertaking including Electronic Limb Assistance Devices and Carbon Fibre Bike Frames.
HRH also met with teams from the Formula One in Schools scheme. F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 years old use CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars.
Speaking after meeting The Duke, students said “The Duke of York asked us what made our car world-beating, so we explained the unique design elements and how we pushed the boundaries of the regulations to make the car as fast as possible.”