STEAM Commission Update

STEAM Commission Update

STEAM Commission Update

16 Jun 2016

The STEAM Commission will open on 29th June with a week-long series of events celebrating the thriving blend of businesses in Camden spanning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM), and the opportunities this presents for young people.
The Commission will explore how schools and businesses can work together more closely to inspire young people to the creative technical careers of the future. We are seeking contributions from industry and education to understand how businesses are currently involved with schools, and how these links can be further strengthened. We encourage you to give your views through our brief survey:
The programmes for the two sector workshops have also now been confirmed, representing a range of expertise across the business and education spheres. For further details on the events and how to book your place, please select the links.

Science and Engineering Workshop: For teachers of science (both primary and secondary) + business representatives from scientific, architecture and engineering industries
This event is being organised in partnership with the Wellcome Trust. If you are a teacher of science and want to attend please contact Lia Commissar (
The event will involve opportunities for schools and businesses to discuss how best to work with each other, as well as a ‘Carousel’ where teachers will be able to meet a range of different businesses in engineering, construction and bioscience to understand what opportunities there are on the doorstep.

Digital Technology and the Arts Workshop: For school heads of IT, Art and Music + business representatives from digital and creative industries
This workshop will have a panel to discuss the fusion of Arts and Tech including:
Anne-Marie Imafidon, Stemettes
Cofounder of Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths roles

Saul Klein, Local Globe
Former founder and CEO of Lovefilm, now heads up the venture capital fund Local Globe supporting a range of tech businesses in London

Yann Mathias, Central St. Martins
Director of the Design Laboratory, the in house creative agency based at the university, helping companies create great brands, products and services through design

This will be followed by workshop opportunities to allow business representatives and teachers to meet and discuss the issues raised by the panel.

Camden’s STEAM Commission aims to harness the opportunities available to young people through the fusion of technical and creative skills. An important facilitator for schools looking to access creative and cultural opportunities is the recently launched Camden Spark. The organisation is a new partnership, bringing together the wealth of cultural organisations in the borough. It seeks to help young people develop personal, social and technical skills through culture. Camden Spark will support local schools in developing stronger relationships with the arts and the cultural sector, a key factor in driving STEAM ambition.
If you have any questions about Camden’s STEAM Commission, or would like to know how you can be involved, please contact Nick Humfrey (, 020 7974 4027).


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