Written on 14 Jan 2016 in Press Mentions
Science in Pictures has been launched by AstraZeneca and MedImmune in a bid to brighten up the hoarding boards around building work on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
Part of AstraZeneca's science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) outreach programme, the scheme involved pupils aged 7 to 17 from nine local schools.
The students were invited to create a circular picture capturing what science meant to them at workshops last summer at Cambridge University Technical College and the Cambridge Science Centre.
Dr Menelas Pangalos, executive vice-president at AstraZeneca, said: "The circular artwork that the students produced captures the visual world of discovery science and will provide a creative enhancement to the hoardings around the new Cambridge Biomedical Campus site.
"We would like to thank STEM Team East, Cambridge Science Centre and all of the schools for their engagement in this project."
Dr Jane Osbourn, vice-president of research and development at MedImmune, said: "We are committed to sharing our passion for science by supporting science-based educational events for young people.
"The Science in Pictures workshops introduced students to the kind of research biopharmaceutical companies undertake and the breakthroughs that are possible for the treatment of the world's most complex diseases."
Delegates who attended yesterday's launch were also given an update on the construction of the new research and development centre after planning approval was granted last year.
Dr Pangalos added: "Our new home in Cambridge will enable us to play a greater role in delivering the next generation of medicines that will positively influence millions of lives.
"Our relocation and building are very much on target, with over 1,500 employees working in the Cambridge area across six sites."
Student artwork was submitted by UTC Cambridge, Long Road Sixth Form College, Parkside Community College, St Mary's School, Sawston Village College, Stephen Perse Foundation, Park Street C of E Primary School, St Faith's School and St Alban's Catholic Primary School.
Source: Cambridge News Online