On a crisp Saturday morning, the Stemettes descended on The Crystal building in Docklands – a building dedicated to Siemen’s Future Cities Initiative, who were to host us for the entire day. Across the building ten STEM workshops had been set up. The girls were divided into groups and spent the day rotating around these workshops: 1. Siemens Train of the Future This exhibit houses a life-size sample ‘train of the future‘ designed by Siemens and a number of information pods around a fake ‘station’. The girls were able to play a game provided by train marketers CBS Outdoor and […]

  An all-girl hackathon, organised by Stemettes, a project set up to encourage more girls to take up science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM), took over the Barbican Centre this weekend. The event saw sixty girls, some as young as eight, build their very first video games and mobile applications and present them to a jury of tech professionals. Adya, an eight-year-old girl who had never coded prior to the event, wowed the judges with her video game “My pet dog”, in which players earn points by taking care of a dog. The jury was impressed by the creativity and […]