On June 25th, Stemettes partnered with Quantum Black to host a panel event aimed at girls of ages 13-15 years. The girls later on designed a website and had the opportunity to ask questions to a range of panellists.

Our panel consisted of four women and a mystery man, all within the STEM industry:

  • Huong Nguyen – Software Engineer
  • Estelle Chung – UX Designer
  • Ivan Danov – Machine Learning Engineer
  • Mariana Neves da Silva – Data Engineer
  • Viktoriia Oliinyk – Data Scientist

After introducing themselves, the panellists answered questions based on their STEM career. They were asked about what they do on a typical working day and what first introduced them to the STEM industry.


We then started the Hackathon part of the day, the girls were given the challenge to build websites using HTML with the theme of reducing single-use plastic.

We finished the day by handing out prizes, and our judges couldn't pick just one team to win!

In terms of impact...

  • Attendees rated the day 9.3 out of 10
  • 85.1% had an increased positive perception of STEM careers
  • 84.4% had increased their STEM awareness
  • 82.8% increased their knowledge of STEM careers
  • 100% of attendees would like to come again


A massive thank you to Quantum Black for partnering with us for this event! To keep up-to-date on our upcoming events, head to Eventbrite!

Flickr has all the pictures from the day!

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