This post has been written by Anika, 13 who is currently studying at school and attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. What I expected to be a boring summer stuck at home ended up being one of the best summers I’ve ever had! I took part in Sprint A and Sprint B of Stemettes’ Outbox 2020 Program and I had so much fun! I learnt all about cool new career paths that I could pursue in the future, and after listening to all the inspiring and influential role models, my horizon of STEM careers expanded exponentially. […]

This post has been written by Khadeeja, 15 who is currently doing her GCSEs and attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. For the first 2 week of August, I joined a huge number of like-minded STEMettes on the Outbox 2020 programme. Each morning, we were joined by a number of STEMazing role models, who talked us through their journey into their industries, while others were based around important, relevant topics, such as the development of sustainable fuels to use in our homes and cars. These talks gave us all a great insight on how we ourselves […]

This post has been written by Eve who attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. I’ve always been a do-er.  As a young child, my summer holidays were filled with Mad Science camps and extracurricular’s.  STEM club and Crest Awards filled my time after school.  The desire to try new things has never really left me. When I found out about Stemettes’ Outbox program, it was a no-brainer!  Two weeks of focused learning, meeting those in industry, and a Python qualification to round it all up.  The last time I had studied Python was in Year 6.  […]

This post has been written by Isabella, 15 who is currently doing her GCSEs and attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. I enjoyed meeting inspiring women in STEM, developing my Cybersecurity and Python skills and having a lot of fun. Every day during August, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the first half of my morning developing my skills or listening to role models in a variety of different fields, ranging from astrophysicists to cybersecurity experts to aerospace engineers and having my knowledge of STEM careers grow massively. Later in the morning, we worked towards […]

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 9 was Cristina Pascalau week! This Monday 32 attendees tuned in to follow along with our Stemillions Activity Pack (aka Meal Plan) […]

Mahek Vara was 16 years old when she began to code, and over the last two years, she has helped more than 78,000 children do the same. She saw that children who attended government schools in India were not receiving a 21st-century education; they were not learning digital skills and were not able to use a computer. Mahek decided that she should do something about it. Mahek herself had been inspired by so many strong role models in technology including Dr Anne Marie and her setup of the Stemettes and the programs such as Student to Stemette that she was […]

Stemettes teamed up with Post Office on the 26 July to deliver a Hack London event. Girls aged 5-21 were invited to create their own app, with no previous coding experience required. We took over the Post Office Headquarters where our girls (and a few boys too) used Appshed, Appinventor and Glitch to build their applications.  Attendees rated the event a wonderful 9 out of 10. 97% of attendees shared that they would like to come again. 98% of attendees stated their confidence in STEM has improved. 7/10 attendees stated they would like a career in either STEM category. Attendees […]

This post has been written by Harper, 7 who is in primary school and attended our ‘Summer Fun with Oracle Academy & Stemettes’ event on 23 June 2018. I love Stemettes because you can code and have fun at the same time. The first thing you do is have scrumptious food and drinks then you go into a place where the person who runs Stemettes has a smile and a speech. After that, you have icebreakers which are  REALLY FUN !!! Then you CODE !!!!! At the Oracle hack, we used an app called Alice 3 and it was really […]

This post has been written by Eden, 8 who is at primary school and attended our ‘Stemettes Rise Hack #2‘ event on 22 & 23 August 2018. I am Eden and I am 8 years old. The first time I did coding was in school when I was 6 years old in Year 1. I used Purple Mash. At first I thought it was a scrumptious meal, or a beetroot with big feet stomping everywhere! That’s because I like cooking so food is always on my mind. Talking about food, in the summer holidays I did some gardening and planted some marrow peas, […]

We spent the weekend with 60 girls at Norwich High School and carried out our very first school-based hack. We always aim to have a laugh at our Hackathons and the weekend of 27th and 28th September was such a hoot! The girls had chosen to come along on their weekend to dabble in the programming world, they spanned across all year groups and they all had differing levels of tech knowledge. Norwich High School are partnered with a school in Ghana and are due to travel to visit them next year, we were tasked with running a hackathon for […]