Elizabeth Crilly joins Cambridge Science Centre Board
MEDIA ALERT – 17 September 2012 ***FOR RELEASE***
Cambridge Science Centre significantly strengthens its relationship with local schools
STEM Team East Director Elizabeth Crilly accepts position on the Board of Directors
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 continues to achieve some significant milestones. In 2012 it became 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. Now in 2013 the first Science Centre premises are up and running in Jesus Lane . In the first 6 months alone the centre has exceeded its years target of footfall. As the centre continues with its exciting plans for 2013 and beyond , 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.”
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