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GCHQ and the Big Bang

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014
For the second year running GCHQ has taken part in the UK Big Bang Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, held this year at the NEC in Birmingham.

News article - 21 Mar 2014

The Big Bang event aims to inspire young people to follow careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). With an estimated footfall of 75,000 visitors over the four days we were certainly kept busy!

GCHQ staff, including our industrial year students (present and former), showcased a number of their interactive games - all designed and built to challenge and entertain both children and adults alike. These included a 3D-printed robotic arm, an code-breaking App, a safe which you could open by answering a series of questions correctly (with the updated tablet version almost completed), NetAttack (a fast-paced reaction game) and last but not least, a demonstration of the 'physics of communicating'.


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