Cambridge Science Centre

 

Katia Smith-Litiere PhD

 

Co-Founder

Dr Katia Smith-Litière is co-founder of Cambridge Science Centre, the first science learning space for families and schools in Cambridge that provides hands-on, interactive exhibits, shows, workshops and events to encourages people of all ages to explore science in every day life. Katia’s founding vision was to bring together the Cambridge research, business and creative communities to provide hands on, memorable science experiences to the public to inspire a lifetime of learning.

Katia has held various roles in the organization, including shaping the vision and strategy for the Centre, developing the relationships with the Cambridge Research and Business communities, fundraising, managing exhibitions, concept and content development and event organization.

Katia has a degree in life sciences, with a PhD in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Ghent University (Belgium). She carried out, postdoctoral research into the molecular basis of cell polarity at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

Prior to founding the Cambridge Science Centre, Katia had eight years experience as a technology consultant in the Life Science and Healthcare industries. She was a founder member and first chair of the Cambridgeshire branch of the British Science Association.

  • Cambridge Science Centre science hunt

    The Cambridge Science Centre team has hidden some of our future hands on exhibits for you to discover and play with across the Cambridge Science Festival sites. Join us at the information marquee to start your hands on science trail – will you find them all?

  • Late Night Lab

    The Cambridge Science Centre team has hidden some of our future hands on exhibits for you to discover and play with across the Cambridge Science Festival. Join us at the information marquee to start your hands on science trail – will you find them all?

  • SciBarCamb

    This year was the first time the Cambridge Science Centre attended SciBarCamb on 20/21st April in Cambridge. SciBarCamb is an ‘unconference’ and is a gathering of scientists, publishers, technologists, and others with an interest in science.

  • Blowing in the Wind

    The Cambridge Science Centre is back at the Institute for Manufacturing with its mighty wind tunnel. Discover more about the how seeds fly and send up your own creation to see how it catches the wind.

  • Microscopic World

    From flowers and leaves, to bugs, to fabrics, the world can look very different when you see it in close-up. Come along and take a peak for yourself with the Cambridge Science Centre’s microscope workshop.

  • Those Magnificent Seeds

    Make your own seeds and throw them into our amazing wind tunnel. How high will yours go? How far will the wind carry them? Find out how you can make them travel further, and why plants want to scatter their seeds as far as they can, at this family hands-on workshop.

  • Those Magnificent Seeds

    Make your own seeds and throw them into our amazing wind tunnel. How high will yours go? How far will the wind carry them? Find out how you can make them travel further, and why plants want to scatter their seeds as far as they can, at this family hands-on workshop.

  • ScienceXchange: Launching the chain

    The centre piece of the day will see a huge Heath Robinson device, where one crazy contraption triggers another and another, leading to a big finale.

  • Cambridge Science Centre Official Opening

    Thank you for joining us on 8 February 2013 for the opening of Cambridge's first hands-on science discovery centre!

  • Sunday Science!

    The Cambridge Science Centre goes all out science crazy for the Cambridge Science Festival, with a fun filled day of hands on non-stop workshops for all the family. Join us to make and take away some amazing bits of science and engineering.

  • Late Night Lab: The next generation

    Join in the science mayhem with the return of Late Night Lab as the Cambridge Science Centre and Festival teams come together to present an amazing night of science comedy, workshops, music and exhibits, for adults only!