The Science Museum Group and Bechtel have teamed up to inspire future engineers through sponsorship of a blockbuster exhibition coming to Manchester this summer.
The engineering, construction and project management company are Principal Sponsors of The Sun, which opens at the Science and Industry Museum on Saturday, 20 July 2019 and runs until Sunday, 5 January 2020.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, 20 July, and tells the story of our relationship with our nearest star, from the Norse belief that the Sun was drawn through the sky on a golden chariot to modern inventions, including a gleaming stainless steel experimental nuclear fusion reactor made by Tokamak Energy, and a solar panel installed on the roof of the White House by President Jimmy Carter.
A video of Bechtel’s Ivanpah Solar Power Facility also features. The facility was the largest solar power farm of its kind when it was built in 2014.
Bechtel’s UK Managing Director, Paul Gibbs, said: “We are delighted to help bring The Science Museum Group’s The Sun exhibition to Manchester, giving thousands more young people the chance to learn more about humankind’s long fascination with this unparalleled source of energy, as well as how engineers have harnessed it to power and connect communities around the globe.
“At Bechtel we share The Science Museum Group’s mission to fire up young people’s curiosity about the world around them. We hope this exhibition will inspire even more children to consider a career in engineering and problem-solving, creating a brighter future for generations to come.”
Sally MacDonald, Director of the Science and Industry Museum, said: “I am delighted to welcome Bechtel as a sponsor for The Sun. We have a shared mission to inspire the scientists and engineers of the future, to ignite curiosity about how the world works and to discover the wonderful stories behind centuries of scientific endeavor.”