03 March 2020

Infineum employees seemed to make their own “big bang” at a fun event in the UK which attracted over 600 students to get hands-on with science.

During the Big Bang @ Winchester Science Centre 2020 event, our team captured the attention of 9-14-year-old students from 17 different schools through an experiment involving water, washing up liquid, treacle and oil so they could decide which one would help lubricate an engine best and why.

Our stall also displayed different engine parts - pistons, a turbocharger and crankshaft - so we could explain what they did and how Infineum fits into making engines work better.

Our stand was received incredibly well!

said Hiba Azim.

I didn’t think we’d be as popular because there were loads of very fun exhibits from different science companies for the children to try. But we had a never-ending flow of children wanting to do the experiment and learn about engines. It was very rewarding.

Our UK Outreach Team, based at our Milton Hill site in Oxfordshire, aims to make science careers appealing to young people. Members have recently signed up to become official Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassadors to highlight the exciting and endless opportunities provided by such a career.

They have other events lined up in the coming months and aim to return to Winchester next year with even more fun experiments!

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