This post has been written by Jessica, 16 who attended our #BeepBoopForChange Hackathon on 4th March, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. It was hosted by Stemettes partner, Salesforce.org . On the 5th March 2017, my life changed. I found a new career path, new friends, a lifelong experience. In full closure I can officially say that recalling the events in which happened that day have opened my eyes to new possibilities in the STEM areas. Me alongside my sister and some amazing bright sparks managed to solve riddles, complicated math questions, answering questions about Mendeleev’s wonderful periodic table […]

It’s not everyday we co-host an event for 300 girls. In fact we never have and so it was with a mix of excitement and anticipation that we walked into the huge Sage Gateshead on the morning of Friday 16 January. Accenture, our fantastic co-host had wanted to put on the largest tech event for girls in the UK and with over 300 girls registered and confirmed, they had certainly done it. The impressive backdrop of the Sage venue was matched by an impressive array of workshop providers, demos and industry professionals – each aiming to inspire, motivate and excite […]

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 […]