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 […]

Those folks in Cambridge love STEM it seems. This became apparent once we had completely filled the lecture theatre at Microsoft Research, Cambridge and we even had some girls sitting on the stairs of the 130 capacity room. Being much bigger than our very intimate panel with 20 girls the weekend before in London, we were excited for a whole different kind of event. Amazing women graced us with their presence as always. From women who wrote about underwater life, to a woman who works on hip replacements, to a mechanical engineer and much more in between. But they all […]