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Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society is keen to support schools and students who are interested in Engineering and Science activities. We are a key provider and coordinator of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities, mentoring and financial support in the Chelmsford area.

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We offer an annual programme of events for local schools to promote STEM subjects. Our main regular events for schools are:

  • Engineering and Technology Competition: an annual event at which students from local schools showcase their work and compete for prizes awarded by the judges.
  • Engineering Our Future: themed events focusing on a particular topic, with a series of talks and the opportunity to meet with local technology companies.
  • My Smarter Essex: an initiative to engage citizens in the design of a smarter future Essex, with events targeted at school students and teachers.

Click here to see upcoming CSES events for schools.

Support for STEM activities

CSES actively promotes, enables and supports the provision of STEM in education, particularly in an extra-curricular context. To this end, we have made available a bursary to support the start-up and growth of STEM clubs within schools.

Click here to find out more about the STEM Club Bursary.

We operate in partnership with other local providers of STEM support, including Essex County Council and Anglia Ruskin University. If you would like to discuss options for STEM support in your school, please contact the STEM Outreach Officer.

Further information and opportunities

Our website also includes further ideas for STEM opportunities:

  • For your school: information about activities for students and teachers alike.
  • For your year group: examples of opportunities for people in your school year.
  • STEM links: useful links to regional and national STEM organisations.
  • Your stories: other peoples' experiences and reflections on STEM opportunities.

If you would like to get in touch with us about any school-related matters not covered above, please contact the STEM Outreach Officer.

Chelmsford primary schoolchildren create LEGO designs for the Year of Engineering

Press release: 25 June 2018

Children from Trinity Road Primary school were invited to attend the 2018 Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition at Anglia Ruskin University to present work they'd prepared as part of a school competition celebrating the Year of Engineering.

Children from Trinity Road Primary School proudly display their entries for the CSES competition at Anglia Ruskin University
Children from Trinity Road Primary School proudly display their entries for the CSES competition at Anglia Ruskin University

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Schools' Competition 2018: save the date...

The Schools' Competition 2018 is now open

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Mon 25 June 2018, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (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 Monday 25 June 2018
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 11 July 2018

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

The deadline for entries will be Monday 18 June 2016, 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 ask: you can contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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 secures IET Faraday Challenge 2019

CSES secures IET Faraday Challenge 2019

IET Faraday Challenge, 30 January 2019, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a Faraday Challenge Day from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on Wednesday 30 January 2019. The event will be held at Anglia Ruskin University.

We now need six schools to take part, each of which will submit a team of six year 8 students, and are offering schools the chance to register.

If you are interested, please contact Roy Hilsley as soon as possible. Spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis, and schools must be able to guarantee their attendance.

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Schools' Competition 2018: save the date...

Schools' Engineering and Technology Competition: Mon 25 June 2018, Marconi Building, Anglia Ruskin University

We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2018 Schools' Competition:

  • The competition will take place on Monday 25 June 2018
  • The awards evening will take place on Wednesday 11 July 2018

Please note that the competition is on a Monday this year.

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

We will announce when the competition is open for entries (early 2018), and look forward to seeing you in June!

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