On 4th May 2022, Stemettes partnered with South Tyneside Council to host a physical STEM Goals event. Participants worked in groups to create an app on the theme of Offshore Wind.
Women and non-binary people aged 14-15 from two different schools in Tyne and Wear joined the event. There were 31 pupils participating in the event.
?Team Stemette were in South Tyneside this week for a STEM Goals event! Thanks to South Tyneside Council & @DoggerBankWind, we had the chance to reach more young Stemettes, build their confidence in STEM and inspire them to dream big ? pic.twitter.com/ZEb008gTPv
— Stemettes ® ?★ # + (@Stemettes) May 6, 2022
What did participants think?
Participants rated the programme 8.5 out of 10.
When asked to rate impact metrics after the event, participants saw an improvement in the following:
- 91% felt their perception of STEM increased
- 91% felt their network in STEM fields increased
- 91% felt their confidence in their STEM abilities increased
- 100% felt their awareness of STEM career options increased
- 100% felt their knowledge of STEM increased
They most enjoyed creating a website and learning HTML. Participants also saw an increase in their mental wellbeing after taking part in the programme.
What did you most enjoy?
“Talking to the volunteers, it was really eye-opening about all the different types of jobs to do with STEM. I really enjoyed this experience overall.” – STEM Goals participant
Thank you to South Tyneside council and all the volunteers who took part in this event.