The youth engagement initiative Cool Science, designed to promote the RACHP industry to the next generation, has won backing to attend The Big Bang UK Young Scientists fair in March.
Originally the braindchild of Chris Vallis of AB Group, the Cool Science initiative was developed to raise awareness of the cooling industry to young people as a career choice (see PDF attached).
Following a successful campaign to raise £10,000 by the end of 2014 to cover a stand space at the forthcoming Big Bang UK Young Scientist and Engineers Fair (NEC Birmingham 11-14th March 2015), Cool Science is looking for further industry backing to take the campaign forward.
Mr Vallis said: “We have big ambitions with our attendance at The Big Bang to really get the industry message across to the 70,000 people attending, many of whom will be considering a career in engineering.
The Big Bang website is calling for for activities and I proposed a concept called ‘Cool Science - How Refrigeration Works’ to include simple demonstrations of refrigeration basics. I have subsequently been contacted by the event to say they’d like the proposed activities at the event.
However, to really make an impact we need further input, whether this is in the form of finance, equipment made available to display or time given up by personnel. We want organisations to say ‘YES’ and become a Youth Engagement Supporter’.”
So far contributions have come from the likes of GEA Searle, Space Engineering and Dean and Wood, with backing from the IOR and the BRA.