Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:08am 16th December 2019.

2,100 Dorset students will attend the Big Bang @ Dorset Fair at the Tank Museum next year.

Big Bang is a programme of UK-wide events that aims to get students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

Last year's event featured fun-filled shows, hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from 40 local and national employers.

Big Bang @ Dorset Fair 2020 will include an evening event for parents and carers to attend with students too.

big bang at dorset fair student

Mark Blackman, corporate director of Education and Learning at Dorset Council said: 

"We are delighted to be hosting this amazing event again.

"It provides a brilliant introduction to STEM careers for young people in Dorset and enables employers to promote job opportunities face to face with students and teachers, and this year, to parents and carers during the evening session too."

'Does your business want to exhibit?'

Exhibition space is booking up fast and businesses working in STEM related industries are encouraged to reserve their places at the event. 

Sponsorship opportunities for businesses across all sectors are also available with offers starting at £150.

Businesses interested in supporting Big Bang 2020 can contact Helen Heanes on 01305 224677 or email

John Sellgren, executive director of Place said: 

"The STEM sector is thriving in Dorset and it is essential to the area's economic growth for employers to ensure that they are able to recruit people with the necessary skills and aptitudes to succeed in the sector now and in the future."

Next year's Big Bang will again take place at The Tank Museum in Bovington, on Wednesday 18th March.