CSES is the hub of Engineering, Technology and Science in Essex.

CSES: explore, educate, expand

Our objectives and purpose can be summarised in three words:

explore · educate · expand

Our mission is to:

  • Explore: advance the public understanding of science, engineering and technology.
  • Educate: develop tomorrow's scientists, engineers and technologists through high-quality and inclusive STEM education.
  • Expand: provide a social and professional network for members.

You may also want to read our constitution and strategy documents.

Explore: advance public understanding

Explore: advance public understandingCSES is a registered charity with a mission to promote public knowledge and understanding of science, technology and engineering.

To achieve this, we deliver an exciting and varied programme of events, providing personal and professional development opportunities through learning, discussion and volunteering. We welcome students, professionals at all stages in their career, and indeed anyone who has a general interest in the sciences, engineering and technology.

For those working in the STEM sector, these activities contribute to continuing professional development (CPD).

Educate: develop tomorrow's talent

Educate: develop tomorrow's talentAs a registered charity, our mission is also to encourage the study, practice, technology and art of scientific subjects.

To this end, we are a key provider and coordinator of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education activities and support in Essex. These are for students at school and home, undergraduates and recent graduates, and are designed to both stimulate an interest in engineering and open up possible career paths.

Recognising the crucial importance of maintaining the UK's industrial skills base, we connect students, schools, colleges, universities and employers.

Expand: provide a network

Expand: provide a networkCSES brings together STEM professionals and those who have an interest in technical subjects, providing a social and professional network for this large and important group of people.

This is facilitated through our programme of regular talks, friendly social events and networking dinners and conferences.

We also bring people together for topical discussions relevant to our sector and wider society, hosting conferences with people from industry, local government and the education sector, as well as students.

CSES is very much part of local history, having been formed as the Chelmsford Engineering Society in 1920 by representatives of the local companies (including the world-famous Marconi, Hoffman and Crompton). We seek to celebrate, preserve and educate people about our region's renowned engineering and industrial heritage.

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