88 Pianists Cogs and Unicorns (image) University of Cambridge Share Print E-Mail Caption An image taken of a world record-breaking Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach project, involving 88 primary school children, has secured the Head of Department Prize. Fran O'Neill Sergent, Design and Multimedia Producer for the project, 88 Pianists, captured a close-up image of one of the 88 mechanisms designed by children in order to allow 88 individuals to play the same piano at the same time - one person/mechanism for each piano key - from seven metres away. The mechanisms thought up by the children included giraffe and unicorn-inspired designs, which can be seen in the background of the image. Fran said: "88 Pianists began life as an exercise in inspiring young children to become engineers and evolved into those children inspiring us. This photograph was taken two days before the world record-breaking performance in Birmingham. The world record was smashed by 88 pianists, 40 engineers and 2,500 primary school designers. I'm incredibly proud to have played a creative role in this project which has had a profound impact on inspiring imagination in our wider work in climate change mitigation. I look forward to working on the development of our next exciting STEM engagement opportunity." Credit Fran Sergent Usage Restrictions Credit: Fran Sergent Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.