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.

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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

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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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