The Internet: is it Still Good For Us?

The Internet: is it Still Good For Us?

My Smarter Essex, Tue 15 Oct 2019 16:00-19:30, The College at Braintree

My Smarter Essex is returning to Braintree, with a second run of "The Internet: is it Good For Us?" which was last held at Anglia Ruskin University in November 2018. We are now taking bookings for this event.

We know that some students and schools were unable to make the previous event so this is an excellent opportunity to take part. The Braintree location is also intended to ease travel for schools based towards the north of Essex.

Sticking to the new format trialled previously, this session will interactively examine how data, connectivity and artificial intelligence will influence our health.

See the event page for more details.

We have limited spaces for attendees and places must be booked in advance, please contact us to book. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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CSES Hosts IET Faraday Challenge 2019

CSES Hosts IET Faraday Challenge 2019

CSES and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) hosted another successful Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Challenge on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Teams of students from Hylands School, St John Payne, Chelmer Valley High School, Greensward Academy, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, The Gilberd School, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Felsted Preparatory School and King Edward VI Grammar School participated in this tough but exciting challenge.

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Go4SET mentor sought for Woodlands School (Apr-Jul 2019)

Go4SET mentor sought for Woodlands School (Apr-Jul 2019)

Are you interested in inspiring 12-14 year olds in STEM?

EDT (the Engineering Development Trust) is looking for industrial mentors to support a team of 6 Year 8 and 9 students through a 10-week STEM project for one hour a week.

CAN YOU HELP?

EDT is seeking a mentor for Woodlands School in Basildon for this year's Go4SET, which runs between 24 April and 10 July. Go4SET is a project-based scheme linking teams of 6 Year 8/9 students with an industrial mentor to complete an environmentally-themed, school-based project.

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to find out more, please get in touch with Stephanie Bright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Now taking bookings for the Annual Dinner 2019

Now taking bookings for the Annual Dinner 2019

CSES President's Dinner, Thursday 25 April 2019, 18:45 for 19:45, The Warren Golf & Country Club

We are pleased to welcome members and their guests to our 2019 President's Dinner. Book now for what promises to be an excellent evening!

As usual, we have a great menu and after-dinner speaker, Stuart McIntyre, who will talk about his work developing a hypersonic craft to take payloads from conventional runways to the edge of the atmosphere (low earth orbit).

Please see the event page for full details and to download the booking form.

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Chelmsford Science Festival 2019

Chelmsford Science Festival 2019

A world of science is coming to Chelmsford in March

A series of talks, events and activities to celebrate the scientific world is coming to Chelmsford in March as Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) hosts the Chelmsford Science Festival.

The festival will take place from 11-15 March, with a range of free events exploring topics including medicine, engineering, psychology and sport as well as the city's own industrial heritage.

CSES will be hosting a talk as part of the festival: Controlling Light: Biology, Electronics and Psychology on Wed 13 March.

CSES members are also invited to a talk by ARU's Dr Catherine Pearson on Marconi's and Hoffmann's past – the legacy of the Frederick Roberts archive of industrial history on Mon 11 March.

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The Schools' Competition 2019 is now open

The Schools' Competition 2019 is now open

Schools' Competition: Fri 28 June 2019, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

We are very pleased to announce that this year's CSES Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition is open for entries.

A reminder of the dates (both events at Anglia Ruskin University):

  • The competition will take place on Friday 28 June 2019
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2019

Please click here for full details and to enter the competition.

The deadline for entries will be Friday 21 June 2019, although please don’t wait for your project to be finished before entering. Spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We are happy to come into school and discuss or present if this would help.

We look forward to seeing you in June.

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CSES is looking for a new Secretary

CSES is looking for a new Secretary

From Roger Pittock, our current Secretary

After much soul-searching, and having now had the honour and pleasure of serving 10 years in post, I am not seeking re-election as CSES Secretary. I am looking forward to continuing to support your Society from the Council, but not from the post of Secretary.

I am truly grateful to members for their support over the last 10 years, and I have learned a tremendous amount while in office. The position and experience opened many opportunities during my career.

Please consider putting yourself forward for this role. The time commitment is not that high overall, but comes in bursts. A brief overview follows.

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Introducing a STEM Club with a difference...

Introducing a STEM Club with a difference...

As part of the build up to our centenary in 2020, CSES, in partnership with Essex County Council (ECC) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), is launching an exciting new venture to support and encourage young people to consider the importance of science and technology in everyday life.

Imagine! STEM Club will start with a three-day workshop on 29-31 July 2019 in ARU's high-tech Super Lab.

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Save the date: Schools' Competition 2019

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Fri 28 June 2019, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2019 Schools' Competition:

  • The competition will take place on Friday 28 June 2019
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2019

Please note that the competition reverts to a Friday this year.

Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, here.

We will announce when the competition is open for entries (early 2019), and look forward to seeing you in June!

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