BlueSci, as a concept, emerged from the student society; Cambridge University Science Productions (CUSP). It was the brain child of the then Head of Writing, Rachel Mundy, and the President, Bjoern Hassler. It was recognized that Cambridge University produced fascinating and cutting-edge scientific research that, otherwise, went largely unreported. BlueSci was established to nurture budding science journalists, and to communicate science to the entire student body. It was envisioned to be a free, and accessible popular science magazine.
The founding committee was quickly established after a recruitment drive and publicity campaign by the Head of Writing. Regular meetings in early 2004, established key roles and responsibilities. Bjoern and Rachel approached Varsity with a business plan for funding the new magazine, which established the future of BlueSci. However, issue 1 could not have been published without the dedication and commitment of the first appointed committee. Without these key committee members, BlueSci would not have been as successful and well-received as it has proved to be. Many founding committee members continued to have roles within successive issues of BlueSci.