Making Noise At Big Bang

23/07/18


The Bureau Veritas stand was one of the star attractions at the Big Bang North West event in Liverpool on Tuesday 10 July as we took the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of engineering career opportunities.

Open to schools across the region, the Big Bang Fair North West is run by All About STEM, which aims to inspire young people from all backgrounds to study science, technology, engineering and maths.

Bureau Veritas returned for a second year, giving students the opportunity to understand how acoustics and vibrations can be measured and the importance of noise measurement both indoors and out, especially in the workplace.

The children were able to try out hands-on activities including using Microsoft HoloLens ‘mixed reality heasdsets’ – seeing holograms that you can touch and feel. There was also the chance to use a thermocamera to see how hot your body is as well as looking at everyday products such as mobile phones and smart watches.

Finally, looking for items through an endoscope camera to see what was in our box, hands on experience using high tech equipment - all demonstrating the importance of ‘checking’ things to ensure that they are safe to use and show casing some of the different technologies available to our inspection engineers.

The inspirational activity was driven by Rachel Rawlings, accreditation manager at Bureau Veritas and a STEM ambassador, along with colleagues from across the business who also go into schools to promote engineering.

Inspiring a generation

Rachel said: “It was brilliant to be part of the event and to experience the enthusiasm of the children that visited our stand. This was the second year we’ve attended and we introduced new experiences to make sure that there was plenty for visitors to try out.

“Once again it was an extremely busy day and it was great to see so many more schools taking part this year. The most enjoyable part is to see so many children asking questions and you can see them thinking. This is fantastic.

“As a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services, we believe we have a vital role to play in promoting the engineering sector to young people and if we have inspired a handful to take maths and science subjects then it’s been a success.”

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