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 10 was Pooja Godhania week!

We ran our Monday Meal Plan on Tuesday this week due to the bank holiday. 21 attendees tuned in to follow along with our Stemillions Activity Pack (aka Meal Plan) based on Pooja Godhania. Pooja is a STEMazing civil engineer. Event Stemette Charlotte hosted an activity that encouraged the girls to look into the future. Inspired by Pooja’s great work in the engineering field, attendees were asked to design a road of the future. They had to consider what transport may look like and how a greener world might affect engineering. The girls had some amazing designs to show during the show and tell.

When we asked the attendees what they enjoyed most about the session they said:

“I enjoyed designing roads and cars because it was very appealing to be little engineers and designers today. Thank you to all the Stemettes for the extremely fun lesson.”

“I loved thinking about the future, it really gets you thinking about the future in a positive and negative way.”

“I Enjoyed creating my futuristic road”

On Wednesday, 38 attendees joined Core Stemette Jazmin as she hosted Marta from Abbey Road Studios –  the most famous recording studio in the world and a global music icon. Marta gave the attendees an insight into the infamous recording studio and the importance of STEM within it. She also explained more about her role and the different musical engineers she is surrounded by at work. There was a quiz at the end of the interactive lecture and the girls did really well at absorbing all of the information that Marta packed in.

Here are some quotes from the girls that joined the session about what they enjoyed the most:

“I love both music and STEM, and I found it so interesting to find out about the different roles at recording studios. This session has opened my eyes to new possible career opportunities.”

“I enjoyed learning about the stages of music production and the processes that shape finalized music/audio.”

“The variety and different aspects of the music industry and how they merge music and tech.”

148 folks tuned into this weeks Friday Live session, hosted by Head Stemette Anne-Marie. Anne-Marie was joined by two STEMtastic Science role models, Dr Sophie Arthur (Soph Talks Science) and Stemette Alexandria Sterling. Dr Sophie Arthur is a stem cell biologist turned science communicator and digital communications creator. She loves to share science on her blog and social media platforms. Alexandria has just finished a BSc in Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. The two role models gave us an insight into what it is like to study science and to work in the field. They gave lots of research and career tips and took questions from the eager audience. The attendees left great feedback too.

“I want to become an academic and now am more aware of how PhDs work”

“Fantastic open question atmosphere! Really refreshing and questions posed really well by the host, answered excellently by the guests. Thanks!”

“Learning about different people’s careers and their opportunities and activities that they got involved in. It has given me some ideas about what I can get into.”

We received some great overall feedback from week 10 too!

207 participants tuned in this week!
100% would like to attend another Stemettes event
95% shared their knowledge in STEM improved
95% shared their awareness of STEM improved
95% shared their perception of STEM improved

That’s all for Week 10. Next week’s role model is Maryam Mirzakhami – we can’t wait to see you all for those events – sign up is now open!

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