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Science gets in gear.

HERE'S one they made earlier.

Blue Peter scientist Steve Mould made a special appearance at Big Bang big bang

Model of the origin of the universe, which holds that it emerged from a state of extremely high temperature and density in an explosive expansion 10 billion–15 billion years ago.
 North East, an event to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Around 400 people attended the event, co-ordinated by Newcastle College Newcastle College is a further and higher education college in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is the largest college of its kind in the North East and claims to offer more courses in more subjects than any of its geographical competitors.  and held at the city's Discovery Museum.

Visitors were treated to a range of entertaining shows, workshops and demonstrations, including the Steve Mould Show, an origami The code name for Microsoft's Ultra-Mobile PC. See Ultra-Mobile PC.  bus display, Ask an Astronomer, 3D Technologies and an Environmental House Design project.

Individual students and teams from schools across the region were given the opportunity to showcase their STEM projects.

One of the projects on show was a greenpowered Goblin car, built by Year 8 students at George Stephenson Community High School, in Killingworth, North Tyneside North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. Its seat is at the Town Hall, Wallsend.

Created in 1974, the borough lies within the historic county boundaries of Northumberland.

The students built the car over a threemonth period during their lunch hour.

Mr Mould said: "I've been impressed by how incredibly smart these young people are.

"They were happy to explain their projects and really showed their passion for science. It is important to recognise and celebrate their achievements and I think events like Big Bang provide an excellent opportunity to do just that."


IN THE DRIVING SEAT: From left, Shaun Fleck, Kate Wilson in her greenpowered car, Steve Mould, Christopher Race and Abigail Mills
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 3, 2010
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