Would you like to make a game or an app for your phone? Are you interested in computers? Come to the STEMettes Summer Hack! You will create a game or an app – or come for two days and create both! No previous coding experience necessary. Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create games using Python. Win prizes! Gain a UCAS-recognised CREST award* (under 18s only) Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself! Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Winton Capital. Sign up now. What is a hackathon? Hackathons aren’t about breaking into […]
A couple of weeks ago we received a curious email from a special somewhere and all of Stemettes HQ got really excited. Head Stemette had been invited by the Duke of York to meet the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at a special reception for the UK Technology Industry being held at Buckingham Palace. So, one H&M dress, Zara necklace and trip to the hairdresser later, here’s Head Stemette meeting Her Majesty the Queen! She actually worked as an engineer during World War 2, so technically she’s an Engineering Stemette. Here’s to all royal Stemettes everywhere and to the […]
We’ve spent most of this month reflecting on our impact and taking stock of what we do, how we do things and who is doing them. Since January this year, we’ve had over 400 girls at panel events, hackathons and our ‘Stemettes in Schools’ workshops – Tap & Tinker at school premises and STEM in a Day at STEM workplaces. We’ve collected data (like attitudes to STEM, desire to work in STEM and ‘what you want to be when you grow up’) from most of the girls that we’ve seen but what has been ever nicer to look at has […]
In December 2013 we attended a ‘Women in STEM’ roundtable at No 10 Downing St along with a number of STEM companies, institutions and outreach groups. We presented on what a joined up solution to the ‘women in STEM’ problem should look like. Fast forward a couple of month’s and the Stemettes have made an official pledge alongside STEM employers, businesses and institutions, all of whom are listed as signatories here on the ‘Your Life’ campaign. We pledge: • Stemettes commits to run quarterly public panel events, hackathons and exhibitions to inspire the next generation of women into STEM fields. • […]
Managing Stemette Jacquelyn wrote a post which has just gone live – check it out on their website. A couple weeks ago our friend at the Geekettes, Jess Erickson also highlighted us on the Guardian’s Women in Leadership site. Check what she said here.
It’s happened – the Stemettes are going visual with a brand new @Stemettes Instagram account. Follow us for behind the scenes shorts of where Team Stemettes is, weekly shots of Stemettes living life, picstitches and feedback from Little & Student Stemettes. We’ll also be revealing surprises and exciting news as it happens, so follow us to be the first in the know!
Spring Hack at Bloomberg Would you like to make an app (or game) for your mobile phone? Are you interested in computers? Come to the Stemettes Hack at Bloomberg! You will create an app – come along for just one day or do both (we recommend both)! No previous coding experience necessary. Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create complex apps using HTML, CSS and JS. Win prizes! Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself! Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Bloomberg, and their generous provision of a venue at their Central London offices. Sign […]
Anne-Marie has been given the 2014 FDM Everywoman in Technology Rising Star Award alongside some incredible women in technology. The Judges said she had the “the X-Factor and lit up the room as she walked in”. Congrats to all of the finalists! Here is the full list of Winners and their awards.
It’s New Year’s Eve and we’re getting ready to countdown to 2014 here at Stemettes HQ. Before the year is out, we’d like to share what we’ve been up to. Number 10 & Facebook HQ Head Stemette was invited to speak at a Number 10 Policy Roundtable on ‘Women in Science’ and spoke about how the government, universities and schools might work together on a national campaign to make more Stemettes. On the same day she visited Facebook’s London HQ to talk about exciting things that the company might want to work on with the Stemettes – look out […]
Where: The Crystal building, One Siemens Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1GB. Nearest station is Royal Victoria DLR (via Canning Town station on Jubilee line). Leave the station and follow signs to the ‘Emirates Air Line’. The Crystal is a massive glass building. When: All day Saturday 23rd November – We’ll kick off at 10am and will be finished before 6pm. Workshops will run from 11am until 5pm. Lunch will be between 1pm and 2pm and we’ll have an afternoon break at 3.30pm. Don’t worry if you can only come part of the day – we’ll add you to […]