SPE Europe funded Energy4me’s presence at the 2014 Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair in Birmingham, UK, held 13–16 March. SPE Europe’s GBP-10,000 allocation paid for logo display throughout the fair; stand space, including room for Energy4me activities—such as Exploring Core Sampling—in the fair’s “Energise Zone”; seats at the supporters’ dinner; and invitations to the National Science and Engineering Competition. The National Science and Engineering Competition recognizes full-time students living in the UK, ages 11 through 18, who submit the best project entries based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair is aimed at educating young people, ages 7 through 19, about careers in STEM fields. This year’s fair attracted 75,000 attendees. SPE Europe plans to support the fair again in 2015 with an even greater presence.