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Big Bang North West 2017: Excitement, Experiments & Big Bangs with Air Products!
WOW! Our Platinum Sponsor brought booms, bangs and fizzes to this year’s Big Bang North West. Visitors flooded to see their hydrogen car and you couldn’t miss their stand, their experiments literally erupted!
Did you make a BIG BANG with Air Products?
The Air Products stand included an array of activities with areas for liquid nitrogen demos, modified atmosphere packaging, food analysing, ‘make a blu-tack nail and banana hammer’, checking the amount of oxygen in food and simulated welding.
The team also brought along their hydrogen car, which was very popular with our visitors!
Air Products had a huge 7-meter photo of a plant, which was a great backdrop for their selfie frames. The students dressed up in PPE and pretended to be working at their plant.
There was a ‘What’s the question?’ test tube quiz with prizes and we an interactive table showing lots of information about Air Products.
“Air Products were really excited to be Platinum Sponsor this year and the Science Ambassadors energy and enthusiasm for the event was great to see. Our stand was extremely busy all day the Science Ambassadors shared their knowledge and expertise and inspired the next generation of scientists and engineers. A huge thank you to them all for making the day a great success.” Lynn Willacy – Air Products, Community/STEM Ambassador
“It was great to see the kids getting involved in STEM activities! We had a great time showing the students how exciting Air Products can be! A fantastic day for everyone involved!” Danielle Tucker – Agent Support & Stock, Team Captain
“The Big Bang is a fantastic event, and an opportunity to see the enthusiasm and passion from our future engineers is really infectious, a great day listening to 11 to 17 year olds is very rewarding, a great achievement for the Young Engineer of the Year.” Keith Farrall – BDM West Region
“I came away from the day and I could not stop talking to everyone about it. The activities we (and the event in general) had for the students were exciting. They were interactive and you could see the student’s enthusiasm with what was going on during the day. I was impressed by the thirst for knowledge from the students, and they already knew so much more than I expected. There were a lot of smiles and excited faces that day and you could feel the excitement buzzing around the room. The people running the event, and those who were running the stands were passionate about what they were talking about, and they were willing to give their time to explain (even to me) what they did within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths world. You could tell everyone was there for the same reason – to inspire young people.” Kate O’Brien – Team Captain, Customer Services Team
Along with being our Platinum Sponsor, Air Products sponsored the North West Young Engineer of the Year Award as part of the Big Bang UK Young Scientist & Engineers Competition at The Big Bang North West 2017.
“We reviewed a fantastic selection of school and college projects, the enthusiasm from the students was great to see. Engineering is all about problem solving and trying ideas to get the best solution, the projects all exhibited these elements. I liked the innovative ideas the teams had come up with.” Nicola Park – Customer Engineering Manager
“The Big Bang is a fantastic event, and an opportunity to see the enthusiasm and passion from our future engineers is really infectious, a great day listening to 11 to 17 year olds is very rewarding, a great achievement for the young engineer of the year.” Keith Farrall – BDM West Region
What an amazing day and sensational feedback from our Platinum Sponsor and their team.
We would like to thank Air Products for their ongoing support… inspirational!
Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. With over 16,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries, they serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors.
Air Products is one of the UK’s leading industrial gas companies. Their products are used to help produce many everyday items, from liquid nitrogen for food freezing to helium in balloons and breathing gases for underwater exploration.
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Selfie Frame/Hydrogen Car © Air Products