Drone Display At Nexus

By on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog |

Students at Nexus were today treated to an aeronautical display by a remote control quadcopter. The camera equipped drone was a huge hit and will hopefully be a frequent feature at the Nexus campus. We have also invested in new two Bluetooth-controlled miniature drones which our students can programme using Scratch, the computer language taught in Year 7 here at Nexus. Students will be challenged to complete an obstacle course with their drone using their programming skills to score points for speed, agility and overall...

Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science Launches

By on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog |

We are delighted to announce the launch of Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science. This VI Form provision provides excellent specialist teaching and enrichment for the most ambitious students in Cornwall, preparing them for the most competitive courses at the best universities in the UK. CSMS is a part of the VI Form Academy at Camborne Science and International Academy, which is the top state-funded Post-16 STEM provider in Cornwall (Future Finders Stem Schools 2018). Strong links with academia and industry partners allow us to tailor our programme to the maximum benefit of our students. We have excellent links with Downing College, at the University of Cambridge and Exeter College at the University of Oxford. Through the University of Exeter, we run a ‘Future Medics’ Mentoring Programme for our future Doctors. We are the only school in the UK to have been awarded ‘Partner School’...

SatelLife Challenge Entries Finalised

By on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog |

Stuart Moore, Head of Spacecraft Operations at Avanti Communications, visited Nexus again today to give some final feedback to our students who are entering the national SatelLife challenge. The projects have now been completed and will be submitted tomorrow. We would like to thank the Cornwall Enterprise Business Partnership for all of their assistance in helping to coordinate this amazing opportunity for our students and recruiting leading industry experts to provide feedback and assistance on the...

Sound Matters – How Films Are Shaped By Their Soundtracks

By on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog |

We were delighted to welcome Dr Kingsley Marshall, Head of Film at Falmouth University, to deliver a lecture on the use of sounds in film and television. His lecture was a fascinating insight into the world of sound production and the students in attendance were treated to many video clips from well known movies highlighting the role that sounds and music play in building atmosphere in...

Whole Of Year 7 Involved In STEM Discovery Day

By on Feb 6, 2018 in Blog |

The whole of Year 7 were treated to a fantastic day of STEM activities today as part of the Camborne Science and International Academy’s exceptional PHSE programme. STEM employers from across Cornwall led by Cornwall Education Business Partnerships joined our Year 7 tutors and Science teachers to lead the day, sharing their unique insight in the STEM industry to highlight to our Year 7 students how many opportunities are available in Cornwall within one of the fastest growing industries in the South West. The students took part in many activities from racing electric cars to building wind turbine blades before working together to identify possible future energy sources. It was a super and inspiring day of STEM – a big thank you to all...

Teams Share Ideas With Industry Experts In SatelLife Challenge

By on Feb 6, 2018 in Blog |

Teams of students in Nexus 9 today had the opportunity to pitch their ideas for innovative and life enhancing ways to use satellites as part of the SatelLife competition. Following on from the project launch event, where the students Skyped with Cathrine Armour (the Director of the South West Centre for Excellence in Satellite Operations), today they were able to lay out their ideas in person with a judging panel of Carrie Holmes and Dave Pollard from the Cornwall Enterprise Network and Stuart Moore, Head of Spacecraft Operations at Avanti Communications. The students received valuable feedback on their projects and now have 19 days to complete formal presentations ready for submission at the end of...

The Future Of Robotics Explored In Fascinating Nexus Lecture

By on Jan 31, 2018 in Blog |

Professor Rob Saunders, a Professor in Computational Creativity from Falmouth University, today travelled to Nexus to share his exciting research at the cutting edge of robotics. There was a full house for Professor Saunders who shared many new and innovative uses for robots, and explored ways that they may be deployed in the future. This was a fascinating lecture and we thank Professor Saunders for his time.

Goonhilly Earth Station Plays Host To Dr Suzie Imber

By on Jan 31, 2018 in Blog |

30 Nexus students were lucky enough to be selected to travel to Goonhilly Earth Station this morning to meet Dr Suzie Imber on the 31st January. Dr Imber won the BBC show “Astronauts” and is an Associate Professor in Space Physics at the University of Leicester. During the visit to Goonhilly, the students heard from Dr Imber about her journey from school to space. Dr Imber was inspirational as she shared her ethos of life with the audience, especially her desire to always challenge herself by taking up hobbies that she struggles with. Her passions include elite rowing, space science, mountaineering and martial arts. Dr Imber has won the backing of Commander Chris Hadfield when the next round of European Space Agency astronauts are...