Written on 17 Sep 2012 in Press Release
Plans for the creation of a science centre in Cambridge, a venue open year round to improve opportunities for public engagement with science and research through exhibitions, shows and educational programmes, took a major step forward with the appointment of Elizabeth Crilly to the Board of Directors. Mrs. Crilly will help to guide the development of the organization and its educational plans.
The Cambridge Science Centre has achieved some significant milestones in 2012 including becoming an educational charity, raising founding capital, setting up a project office in central Cambridge, and successful running multi-week exhibitions and events. This includes the summer Library Science Lab tour in Cambridgeshire libraries which has already reached over 1,500 people. As the centre finalizes plans for an exciting 2013, Mrs. Crilly’s skills will guide how the organization sets its educational priorities for schools and teachers. Mrs. Crilly has significant experience in Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) outreach to schools being Director of STEM Team East and having an extensive background in teaching, scientific research and business.
On the Board Mrs. Crilly joins Dr. David Cleevely, Chairman, technologist and serial entrepreneur; Dr. Goery Delacote, experienced founder and international science centre executive manager; and Mr. John Short, a senior legal partner and governance advisor.
“We are looking forward to working with Elizabeth”, said Dr. Cleevely, “Her skills will make sure that we deliver an exceptional programme meeting the needs of schools and teachers. Her local network and experience will help show the value that a science centre in Cambridge can bring to local and East Anglia schools.”
To date the Science Centre team has partnered with STEM Team East on several events throughout 2011 and 2012 and having Mrs. Crilly on Board will deepen that relationship.
“I am very excited to be working with the Cambridge Science Centre team”, said Mrs. Crilly, “The projects and its educational aims are exactly what communities around Cambridge need. Cambridge is an amazing hub of research and innovation which, combined with the educational potential of a science centre, will get young people really excited about science and help them positively shape their career choices.”
General Info about the Cambridge Science Centre:
The Cambridge Science Centre is a registered educational charity (No. 1146349) helping to develop year round public access to interactive science and science-oriented arts through public exhibitions, events and schools outreach. The Centre is a member of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres and it is working towards establishing a permanent public science centre in central Cambridge, England. To find out more on programmes and events visit: www.cambridgesciencecentre.org or follow us on Twitter (@camsciencecntr)