Naomi is studying for A-levels in Spalding, Lincolnshire and attended MonsterConfidence Sheffield in 2017. She was one of 5 prize winners invited to spend a day at Veolia’s London plants during March 2018. Wednesday 14th March marked what would’ve been Einstein’s 139th birthday and pi day therefore it seemed apt that this would be the day on which the winners would visit Veolia. (The day also marked the unfortunate death of Stephen Hawking.) I was expecting to feel lonely as I didn’t know anyone who was going. On the contrary, I felt at quite home for, once I began to […]

Esly Esly is a student in Dublin who attended MonsterConfidence Dublin in 2017 and was one of 5 prize winners invited to spend a day at Veolia’s London plants in March. Karina On the 14th of March, winners from the MonsterConfidence Tour 2017, met at Veolia’s Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility for a tour of the premises. When we arrived, we were introduced to Rachel, who was our guide for the day, and then put into different groups. We were shown an induction video on health and safety at Veolia and asked to complete a questionnaire afterwards. When that was […]

This post has been written by Ava, 7, who is at primary school and attended our ‘Schroders App Hack: Easter Edition‘ event on 5 & 6 April 2018. I was really excited when I learned I was going to build an app. I didn’t expect the amazing pastries when I arrived. It made me even more excited to be treated like royalty. I’ve never done any coding but it didn’t matter because there were lots of friendly helpers. My app didn’t win but that isn’t stopping me. I’ve been building another app using the Stemettes links and have started using […]

This post has been written by Mary, 6, who is at primary school and attended our ‘Stemettes Hack Cambridge @ Microsoft Research‘ event on 17 & 18 March 2018. My name is Mary, I am 6 years old, it was my first time at Stemettes, and my first time doing Minecraft. It was a bit difficult but I quickly grasped it because it was similar to Scratch. On my first day I learnt all of the functions and we coded our Agent to make it rain chickens. Then we started connecting coding blocks to make it rain chickens, I did […]

We, Stemettes, love great school trips. We get to run about 40 a year and especially enjoy the ones when we get to take pupils out of the school environment, into real world STEM ones. We did our very first school trip to fashion e-commerce giant ASOS on 5th March 2018 and had pupils from 3 London schools at their Camden HQ. The day kicked off with a tour of everything ASOS – from the stock room, to the photo studios to their tech teams and their canteen. We then got to know lots of their #womenintech – who worked […]

3rd March was an incredibly snowy day in London. It was also the date we’d chosen to host our special International Women’s Day ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event at LGIM’s offices in London. LGIM, short for Legal & General Investment Management handle money for millions of people across the globe and use maths and technology to keep it safe, invest it and grow it for their customers. Despite the snowy inches and very limited transport options, we had a full house (with a few more of top of that) so kicked off with introductions to our fantastic panel: Faduma Mohammed […]

On 12 February 2018 during the half-term, we headed to BAE Systems’ offices in Farnborough to host a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Frances Demuth: Geologist, STEM Ambassador Science Centre Kirsten Ward: Operational Cyber Researcher, BAE Systems Alessandra Treviso: Research Engineer, NCC Harriet Barr: Data Analyst, BAE Systems Hannah Mitchell: Cyber Security Technical Specialist, BAE Systems Mivy James: Head of Consulting, National Security BAE, Systems Pam Wilson: Engineering Manager, BAE Systems Mystery Man Angus Currie: Engineering Director, BAE Systems They all introduced themselves, then answered questions from […]

On 8th March 218 we hosted HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle at our International Women’s Day event, so asked our attendees to take part in a competition to tell us about the women in STEM who inspire them. Here are the 3 winning submissions. Patience Sabiti “Do you know what a space gynaecologist is? No? Well neither did I until I read about Varsha Jain. In my opinion she is probably the coolest kind of doctor in the world. Varsha Jain specialises in understanding how women’s bodies respond to living in space. For example, what happens when you […]

We celebrate International Women’s Day in a big way each year. This year we outdid ourselves with a total of 8 events across Birmingham, Manchester and London. Here’s a roundup of what happened that day. 9.00 – Yasmin gave a speech at NTT Communications, London We hosted a panel event at NTT back in October so came back to celebrate IWD with them and share how we do what we do. Sherpa Stemette, Yasmin Lodhi spoke for an hour on The Stemette Life and our impact on thousands of girls and young women. Yasmin Lodhi from the @Stemettes kicks off […]

This post has been written by Hina, 17 who attended our Meet the Stemettes panel event at NTT on 26th October. I was fortunate enough to attend the NTT panel event held in London during the October half-term. The event began with an introduction by David (Director of NTT) explaining what the company stands for, what it strives towards and how behind the hard work, there are incredible women involved. Then, we were introduced to the main part of the event, the panellists. The panellists were full of successful and striving women ranging from the ages of 17 and older. One of […]