Cambridge Science Centre announces AstraZeneca continues its support for the charity

May 24, 2023

Cambridge Science Centre (CSC), an educational charity dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among young people, has announced that AstraZeneca will continue its long-standing support for the organisation in the coming year.

AstraZeneca has been a key partner of Cambridge Science Centre in recent years, helping the charity to develop a range of initiatives aimed at inspiring young people to engage with STEM subjects.

Rebecca Porter, Head of Development at Cambridge Science Centre, expressed her delight at the continuation of the partnership, which has enabled the organisation to deliver its outreach programmes to communities across the region. She highlighted the success of the PopUpScience Centres, which have provided STEM learning opportunities for thousands of children and families in a variety of locations, from festivals and shopping centres to community centres and schools. Year to date, CSC has engaged with 4,500 children in school settings and 25,000 members of the public in its community pop-ups.

“We are delighted to continue our important and hugely beneficial relationship with AstraZeneca. With their support over the last few years, we have developed initiatives to encourage young people to explore and enjoy STEM at our Centre and via our extensive educational outreach programme. As we move into the coming year, we are excited to continue our relationship with some exciting new initiatives.”

In recognition of the success of these initiatives, Cambridge Science Centre has announced plans to launch a new programme of touring educational Community PopUpScience Centres in the Fenland district, with the aim of reaching even more young learners and their families. The Hubs will provide a dedicated space for STEM learning experiences, and AstraZeneca’s support will be vital to their success.

Lisa King, Director, UK STEM & Community Engagement at AstraZeneca, praised the work of Cambridge Science Centre and emphasised the importance of the partnership for AstraZeneca’s own STEM outreach programme, particularly in the Fenland district. The company sees the Centre as a valuable partner, and is committed to continuing its support for this important educational charity.

Our links with Cambridge Science Centre forms an integral part of our UK STEM outreach programme. The Centre connects us with the Cambridge community and beyond, and provides us with a great source of inspiration, ideas and energy.’