Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19, the one-day digital event which took place in mid-July gave an inspirational and uplifting look at the essential role of science and engineering in a pandemic. Young people had the opportunity to listen and chat to world leading scientists, healthcare professionals, engineers, technicians and other students who have and continue to be vital in the fight against the disease and in keeping essential services and supplies available.
The event, watched live by almost 28,000 viewers and viewed by up to 50,000 young people including 4,773 British Sign Language viewers across 24 hours, also played host to exclusive videos from Sir David Attenborough which were part of an interactive session by Plastic Oceans UK on how plastic pollution may well have worsened during the pandemic.
Research reveals that almost 80% of viewers of The Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19 were inspired to consider a future career in science, technology or engineering.
Beth Elgood, Director of Communications at EngineeringUK, which organised the digital event, said: “The Big Bang Digital event was a huge success – this was not only evident by the numbers of engaged young people tuning in but also the positive comments we received. To hear that 80% of viewers would consider a future career in science, technology or engineering is so encouraging. We’re really proud that The Big Bang Digital has inspired them and hope it’s long lasting."
To watch content from Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19, please visit digitalbigbang.co.uk