Making a Noise at Big Bang
Jul. 29 2019
The Bureau Veritas stand was one of the star attractions at the Big Bang North West event in Liverpool this month 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 third year, giving students the opportunity to understand how acoustics and vibrations can be measured, as well as 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 a sound level meter and confuse-phone. 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, visitors had the chance to gain hands-on experience using high tech equipment - all demonstrating the importance of ‘checking’ things to ensure that they are safe to use and showcasing 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.
Rachel said: “The BV Sensational senses experience went down really well at this year’s NW Big Bang.
“The 'what's in the box' activity grabbed their thirst to try and find all ten items whilst the 'how loud is your phone' shocked the children and the grown-ups when they found out they had their music on as loud as a helicopter on their ear. The thermal image camera was also well used to see how hot they all were.
“It's a fantastic event to be part of, promoting the type of work that Bureau Veritas does and demonstrating how we keep them safe when they are in school. If we inspired one child to take an interest in engineering of some form, then we have done our job.”
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