Cummins had so much fun at the previous Big Bang show we decided to return again.
The event was held at the ExCel Centre in London. More than 65,000 kids and young adults ranging from 8 to 18 visited during the four day event (March 14-17, 2013). Cummins was a corporate sponsor of the show, displaying our dedication to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The event helped encourage our youth to consider these subjects when thinking about their future careers.
Cummins was represented by about 30 placement and graduate students who worked together for months to exhibit the absolute best of what Cummins has to offer in the field of STEM. The Cummins booth allowed visitors an opportunity to walk in the shoes of an engineer and learn what they do on a day-to-day basis.
One specific activity involved connecting a fuel system to control the amount of fuel supplied to an engine, while another required the visitor to assemble a modified compressor engine. Visitors could also learn how a turbocharger works by connecting jacks in the right order on a circuit board to make a display model turbo spin.
The Big Bang event helped us share what we do with the hopes that the youth in attendance will take in interest in this field and maybe one day be a part of our great company!