As part of our response to the Covid-19 outbreak, Stemettes is running 12 weeks of online events for our community and the wider public. The full timetable is up on our website and is being updated as we pull the schedule together. Bookmark the page and keep checking back so you don’t miss out. We’re also sending an email out every Friday to let you know what’s happening the following week – sign up for updates here.

Week 2 was Eugenia Cheng week!

On Monday, we hosted a session for 60 attendees to follow along with our Stemillions Activity Pack (aka Meal Plan) based on Eugenia Cheng, a British mathematician and pianist. The activity was to make a rap/poem/song about Mathematics to celebrate STEAM and fusing music and mathematics in the spirit of Eugenia. Some of the girls performed their song during the event! Below is a rap from Tara.

Maths is the best, better than the rest.

And as you probably guessed, Iโ€™m going to talk about it next.

Pythagorasโ€™ Theorem and the Fibonacci sequence, sometimes we canโ€™t use them at the easiest convenience.

Percentages, fractions and geometry, those are some maths skills we use in life constantly.ย 

Tara

On Wednesday, we live-streamed a Python tutorial. 84 participants joined Events Stemette Charlotte to do a Python basics exercise. We were joined by experts Regina Bissai Nzenza and Emma Ashley who led sessions on the Python programming language, Turtles and block coding.

An image of Khadeeja’s ice cream cone, made using Python Blocks.

On Thursday we hosted part 2 of HTML basics, following from week 1. Event Stemette Charlotte led 14 girls through web building in HTML. The girls finished off the websites they began building in week 1 and below is some feedback on what they enjoyed the most.

“Finishing my website and seeing how it progressed.”

“Learning all the new tags in HTML and seeing everyone else’s websites.”

On Friday we hosted a live session with female engineers Mamta Singhal and Yewande Akinola. The session was hosted by Head Stemette Anne Marie Imafidon and 166 people tuned in! The engineers shared their career journeys and tips on STEM education. Here are some quotes from some of the viewers about what they enjoyed the most about the session.

“Hearing from engineers about what a great career it is and breaking the stereotypes associated with engineering.”

“The guests and the variety of questions.”

“The opportunity to ask questions”

We received some great overall feedback from week 2 too!

328 participants tuned in this week
76% shared their perception of STEM improved
83% said their knowledge of STEM improved

That’s all for Week 2. Next week’s role model is Merritt Moore – we can’t wait to see you all for those events – sign up is now open!

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