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Local schools participate in Faraday Challenge

IET Faraday Challenge hosted by CSES and Anglia Ruskin University, Wed 18 Jan 2017

On Wednesday 18 January 2017, teams of six Year 8 students from Greensward Academy, Westcliff High School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, Colchester Royal Grammar School and King Edward VI Grammar School took part in the Faraday Challenge run by IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) and CSES (Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society) at Anglia Ruskin University.

They were set the task of working together to design and build a product to solve problems. As the Challenge is a national competition, the exact nature of the task is a secret but involved coding a computer to respond to feedback from various sensors, and then presenting the final product, at the end of the day, to two judges from the IET.

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Press release: Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

IET Faraday Challenge hosted by CSES and Anglia Ruskin University, Wed 18 Jan 2017

Begins: Local schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

Students from King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS), Westcliff high School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Boys, The King Edmund School Rochford, Colchester Royal Grammar School and Greensward Academy are taking part in an IET Faraday Challenge Day (FCD) sponsored by Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society and Anglia Ruskin University. The students will become real-life engineers for a day when they research, design and build solutions to real engineering problems as part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Faraday Challenge Day on Wednesday 18 January.

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STEM Club Bursary relaunch

We are excited to announce the relaunch of our STEM Club Bursary.

We have introduced a simpler online application form to make it easier than ever to apply.

We are actively seeking applications for this year, particularly from schools with whom we’ve had little involvement in the past.

Read our STEM Club Bursary "success stories" to see how we could help you.

Set up in 2015 in collaboration with Essex Community Foundation, the STEM Club Bursary is a funding package made available by CSES to local schools to support the start-up and growth of STEM clubs and extracurricular STEM activities.

Find out more and apply online.

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FES FutureNetwork 2014

FES FutureNetwork graduate and apprentice networking event: Wednesday 22 October, 19.30, County Hotel

This October is time for the 2014 edition of FES' annual networking event!

If you work with, study or have studied science, engineering or technology, or just love it as a hobby, then you should definitely come along to our Future Network event at the County Hotel, Chelmsford on Wednesday 22nd October 2014.

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