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Air Products inspires future engineers

Science Ambassadors from Air Products were out in force at The Big Bang North West event, inspiring students to get involved with STEM.

Air Products’ stand gave visitors the opportunity to see their famous liquid nitrogen demonstrations, analyse food packaged using modified atmospheric packaging (MAP), have a go at simulated welding and take a look inside a hydrogen car.

There was a ‘What’s the question?’ quiz to test the students on their science knowledge and an interactive table that provided information about Air Products.

Lynn Willacy, STEM ambassador at Air Products, said: “It was a great day, our stand was busy for the whole event with students taking part in the activities and asking questions of our team, although the noise in the area was accelerated thanks to exploding balloons during the LIN demos!”

Air Products also sponsored the Young Engineer of the Year Award, which was won by a student from Alderley Edge Girls School who designed a playground clock and traffic light system.

The Educate Awards sponsor also arranged transport for a number of schools to attend the event, including students from Sir William Stanier School in Crewe.

External account manager, Claire James, said: “The Big Bang North West was a fantastic event to be involved in, the enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge from the students who attended was brilliant. We were asked interesting and searching questions about how we produce industrial gases, how they are used in everyday life.

“Hopefully, we have encouraged the students to continue to be involved with STEM subjects and maybe even be one of our engineers in the future!”

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