A Not-For-Profit Science and Coding Club – pioneers of the Dorset Science & Technology Centre
Help us inspire the next generation of coders and scientists with a fun programme of games, experiments and projects.
Launched on the same day as UK Astronaut Tim Peake (15th Dec 2015) launched into space for the Principia mission. The Atom Club shares some of the same objectives – to inspire children into science. While we also have a focus on coding, we will also utilise space as our motivator in our sessions.
2 years on and the club has grown to have our own educational shop, centre, online store and upcoming mobile app.
To inspire the next generation of scientists and coders. To make both science and coding fun and enjoyable.
While we will be applying for funding from various grants, the majority of our funds come from our sponsor – The Honest Agency, sales in our store, monthly box subscriptions and small donation requests at our science & coding clubs.
Dorset Science & Technology Centre
We’ve opened our very own education centre in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Our beautiful rural setting is a real contrast to what’s inside! We’re still sourcing some funding but some zones are already completed. Imagine a place where people of all ages can come to learn about all topics of science, or technology. An IT suite, educational shop, planetarium, green-screen, 3D printing, laser cutting, engineering zone, space zone, dinosaur zone and much more.
Keep your eyes pealed as we’ll be updating this site in coming weeks. If you know of any companies that may be willing to become a sponsor of the centre, please get in touch.
The Atom Club Team
We have some new volunteers starting soon, but the current team comprises of:
Atom Club’s Founder, Chris is our coding ambassador. He’s been a software developer by trade (amongst other things) for around 15 years, but has a real passion for all things science, especially space.
Chris runs a web/app agency – the honest agency (our biggest sponsor), volunteering his time to create and run the Dorset Science & Technology Centre. Every day is different, one minute Chris will be building an app for a new start-up, the next he’ll be building a soyuz docking simulator, running a science club, or making a planetarium!
Chris enjoys making robots, creating software that solves problems and has a strict policy of learning something new each day.
Andrew is an experienced software developer and one of our coding ambassadors. He runs his own web agency ADDigital offering web design at very affordable prices.
Based in Manchester, he’s too far away to run sessions, but is our resident copy-writer. He also serves as Chris’s sounding board and adviser.
When he’s not writing blogs, he can normally be found watching football, or helping others.
Emma is qualified childcare professional and teaching assistant. When she’s not managing the Atom Club shop, or running activities, you’ll find her helping out at our local village school and running the local toddler group.
She enjoys puzzles, making cosmetics and reading books.
Adam is the lead designer at The Honest Agency and has been responsible for most of Atom Club’s design work. When he’s not designing kick butt websites and apps, he’s normally watching Middlesbrough Football Club, or playing 5-a-side!
Emma is our social media expert. Part of the Honest Agency team, she keeps the Atom Club social media accounts looking fresh and up to date. She scours the Science & Coding news on a daily basis looking for the most interesting news to share with our fast-growing followers.
New Volunteers Needed!
We need help building exhibits, running sessions and getting the word out. Are you able to spare some time?