The coming year (2020) is a big one for Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES): it's our centenary. It also marks the 100th anniversary of the first radio entertainment broadcast by Dame Nellie Melba from the Marconi works at New Street, and the exciting news that Chelmsford will be hosting the 2020 British Science Festival.
All of this is brought together as Essex 2020: A Year of Science and Creativity.
CSES will be holding its usual programme of talks, socials and school activities, but look out for more events throughout the year as the celebrations take place. With our partner organisations we will be holding special events, some of which will continue in the future.
We are pleased to inform you that due to the success of the Facebook Digital Skills workshop, our partners Braintree District Council are now hosting a Google Digital Garage! This opportunity is also open to anyone.
Get new skills for a digital world! Braintree District Council are partnering with Google Digital Garage to offer FREE training to help grow your career or business.
Join the session at Colchester Institute (Braintree Campus) on Tuesday 17 December and take part in up to three workshops.
The Imagine! STEM Club is a new CSES/ARU event for school students and young people
The inaugural launch of the Imagine! STEM Club took place at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Chelmsford campus over three days (29-31 July 2019). Over twenty students aged between 12 and 15 attended with an approximate 50% male-female ratio.
CSES Imagine! STEM Club was conceived and planned in consultation with ARU and Essex County Council (ECC) with the aim of promoting STEM learning and career options to young local school students and home-schooled students. CSES Council Member Bob Easby drafted the programme together with Professor David Humber from ARU, who were keen to show off their new £4 Million SuperLab, and Ed Bye, a CSES member who works with Schools and ECC providing specialist STEM support. The interactive practical sessions were delivered in the SuperLab by David Humber, Bob himself and Paul Cotton the SuperLab Manager at ARU, with some additional help and support from some enthusiastic ARU Ambassadors.