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What does a Stemillions club look like?
A Stemillions club is a 30 minute club at either lunch time or after school run by you. We will provide you with a 'Meal Plan' which is a set of fun STEM activities focused around a female STEM role model. These activities will allow you to MAKE and EXPLORE different areas of STEM. You will be able to share your creations, knowledge and experience with other clubs to help 'pass it forward' and inspire others into STEM.
 
Stemillions will allow you to meet like-minded people from within your school and across the world with our MightyNetworks forum. It's a chance to get together, listen to music, eat some snacks and have fun doing STEM!
 
Each club will belong to one of four houses and compete together for points, opportunities and prizes. You will build on your Perception, Awareness, Network, Confidence and Knowledge in STEM.
Who runs Stemillions?

The answer is ...you! This club has been designed specifically for you to run with your friends (of all genders), with the help and support of Stemettes HQ.

Meal Plans (Activity Packs) and how they work
Every Monday, the Chief Stemette Officer (club lead) will receive a Meal Plan focusing on a woman in STEM.
 
After you join Stemillions, your first two weeks will be 'Treat Weeks'. You will be able to watch the new Stemettes documentary; ‘Eat, Sleep, Stem, Repeat.’  The following weeks will then be 'Meet her' Meal Plans.
 
At the end of each Meal Plan you will be able to show off your creations by uploading it to MightyNetworks and earning points for your club and house.
 
At the end of the year, you will have the chance to showcase your Stemillions club via a school assembly, with prizes, points and presentations (of certificates).  

Points

What will I gain through completing the Meal Plans?

Through your Meal Plans you will have the chance to improve perception, awareness, network, confidence and knowledge of  STEM activities, careers and general skills.

How do I gain points though?
To make sure you collect points for your club and house, a Digest needs to be completed at the end of each club. The Digest is in the Stemettes app, OtotheB, or on MightyNetworks, at the end of each club.
 
For each Meal Plan completed by a member, the club and house will gain 1 point. For every club member signed up on OtotheB, your club and house will gain 2 points per completed Meal Plan.
 
For bonus points, Chief Stemillions Officer will need to share the clubs work on MightyNetworks.
 
Teamwork is vital to complete the Stemillions tasks and needs to be demonstrated in every Meal Plan.
 
As evidence is submitted each week, Stemettes HQ will update the leaderboard and you will be able to check where your club is placed!

Structure

Tell me about the Houses

Once you’ve filled out your registration survey you will be ‘magically’ sorted into your house!

Sharman House          - named after Helen Sharman

Shirley House         - named after Stephanie “Steve” Shirley

Aderin-Pocock House     - named after Margaret Ebunoluwa "Maggie" Aderin-Pocock

Mirzakhani House         - named after Maryam Mirzakhani

The Houses give you and your club an extended network to work with and which can help each other. Through collaboration with individual tasks will ultimately enable you to gain more points. The House with the most points from its’ clubs at the end of the year will win the (virtual) House cup.

How is the club organised?

The Club is a team and so should make decisions by consensus, taking votes where necessary. There are two roles required per Club. Remember everyone in the Club is equally valuable to the Club’s success and something that is “wrong” at first glance can lead to new ways of looking at things.

  • Chief Stemillions Officer (CSO)-  you will need one club member to read the Meal Plan before the session and lead the club in following the Meal Plan.
  • Chief Data Officer - you will need one club member to take the register each week (of the OtotheB usernames of those in attendance)  and submit any items to Stemettes HQ as per the Meal Plan ‘Dessert’ section.

A club consists of at least 2 people at the start, which should at least double each term. We recommend up to a maximum of 16 people per club. Your school may request an additional club if more than 16 wish to participate.

What are the awards/prizes?

In addition to the annual House Cup there will be awards for the Club with the most points at the end of each term and again at the end of the academic year.

This club will receive a special set of certificates and a unique prize from one of our industry partners. Chief Stemillions Officers also get shoutouts in our main newsletter and an invite to our exclusive end of term event.

What do I need to setup a club?

Your club will need the following:

  • Access to a space for meeting, which has
    • Wi-Fi/Internet Access
    • a Screen
    • Audio capabilities
    • Eating is permitted
    • Pens & Paper
  • A weekly regular slot of at least 30 minutes, during lunchtime or afterschool
  • The support of a teacher or responsible adult, who can supervise in case of emergency
  • Access to the OtotheB app
  • Access to the MightyNetworks app or web platform at mightynetworks.com
  • A designated club lead who is a young person (aged 21 or below), ‘Chief Stemillions Officer’
  • Capability to join Google Hangouts, Skype or other live video platform

The below infographic outlines this for prospective club leaders/Chief Stemillions Officers.

What Next?

Sign up is via stemettes.org/stemillions or our OtotheB app and will need to be done by the proposed club leader/Chief Stemillions Officer.

You’ll answer questions about the prerequisites and a few sorting hat questions. After that they’ll be invited to join our MightyNetworks community and start running the club using resources online.

Other Questions

How do I setup my club members on OtotheB?
  1. Firstly, download OtotheB from the app store
  2. Say 'Yes' to load new content
  3. Select 'Me' from the drop down menu in the top left corner
  4. Sign up to create an account (it doesn't need to be approved to contribute to clubs points)

If they are unable to download the app, they can still access it by opening the browser on their phone and going to http://app.ototheb.com

How do I get access to MightyNetworks?

Once you've completed our sorting hat survey, you'll receive a link to gain access to MightyNetworks. We'll still need to review your club application and approve you before you can access it, though.