Cambridge LaunchPad

Cambridge LaunchPad wins STEM Initiative of the Year at SciTech Awards

At last night’s Cambridge Independent SciTech Awards, we were thrilled to see Cambridge LaunchPad win in the STEM Initiative of the Year category, sponsored by CityFibre The win marks a proud moment for the programme, which we’ve managed since 2016, as our offer and impact continue to evolve. The last few years haven’t been without …

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Strawberry DNA opens the eyes of our children to a future in STEM

 Illumina and Cambridge LaunchPad announce new partnership to bring STEM careers to school children and young people A new partnership between STEM outreach programme Cambridge LaunchPad and Illumina, a global leader in genomics technology, will deliver hands-on activities to broaden school children’s and young people’s experience of science and inspire them to pursue a STEM …

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Blast off for Cambridge LaunchPad project days

Cambridge LaunchPad, an initiative led by science and technology companies, kicked off the New Year with a week of in-person project days at the University of Cambridge to inspire young people’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through practical learning. Around 300 pupils from six schools across Cambridgeshire took part in interactive, educational, …

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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group show pupils that the sky’s the limit

300 pupils at North Cambridge Academy discovered careers in aeronautical design in two fun-packed days during Cambridge LaunchPad’s recent digital pilot Years 8 and 9 have been testing the latest in combining virtual and hands-on learning as part of the college’s Experiences Week. Design Engineers from Cambridge LaunchPad Founding Partner, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, worked with Form the Future to create a day that took the …

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The future of urban planning is in safe hands

Teams from Hills Road Sixth Form competed to design the best in urban regeneration During the latest Cambridge LaunchPad digital pilot, award-winning housebuilder Hill provided the ‘UrbanPlan’ workshop in a virtual format, so that all teenagers could take part while being covid-safe. Four teams from across all A-level subjects came together at Hills Road Sixth …

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Cambridge LaunchPad celebrates another year of STEM success with students and partners

Cambridge LaunchPad has celebrated another year of STEM success with virtual celebrations for students and partners. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there was much to celebrate – in 2019/20 Cambridge LaunchPad worked with 35 partners, saw 5200 students, and was able to host 88 events before many students moved to home-based learning. The virtual STEM celebrations …

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Students develop their futures with Hill for National Careers Week

For National Careers Week, Cambridge LaunchPad brought year 8 students to join Hill and become property development companies for the day On 5th March, students from Linton Village College, Bottisham Village College, Sawston Village College and Cambridge Home Educated Families visited the Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington, for a day of discovering the fundamental forces …

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Defect detectives – students join TWI for third challenge project day

Year 5 students from Fulbourn Primary School joined TWI to become defect detectives for the day  As part of a Cambridge LaunchPad project day, the students were split into small teams and challenged to programme a Lego Mindstorms robot to detect defects along a weld line. Together with volunteer ambassadors, many of them in the …

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Amey Cespa shows students the importance of recycling

Students from Cherry Hinton Primary School and Stapleford Community Primary School joined Amey Cespa for two project days at their Education Centre in Waterbeach, where they learned about what happens to their recycling and rubbish after they put it in the bin. For many students, throwing away waste and recycling is something they do every …

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