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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 STEM and to open possible career paths.

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We offer an annual programme of events to promote STEM subjects. Our main education activities are:

  • Schools' Competition: an annual event at which students from local schools showcase their work and compete for prizes awarded by the judges.
  • My Smarter Essex: an initiative to engage citizens in the design of a smarter future Essex, with the opportunity to meet with local companies.
  • Imagine! STEM Club: out-of-school clubs and masterclasses to enhance the science curriculum with fun, practical activities.

Click here to see upcoming CSES events for schools and families.

Support for STEM activities

CSES actively promotes, enables and supports the provision of STEM in education, in partnership with other local and national organisations.

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.

In addition, our website is packed full of resources for STEM activities, as well as your stories for inspiration.

If you would like to discuss STEM support in your school or at home, please contact us.

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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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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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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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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