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 partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech in the world for the fourth year running! The Grace Hopper Celebration of 2019 did not disappoint. Hadiyah, a first-year student of Mathematics at the University of Bath, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following: Gather more knowledge on careers in Computing Attend a variety of sessions so she can be guided into which modules to select in her 2nd year of Uni […]
Way way back in mid October we were literally placed ‘centre stage’ at London’s first Technopop festival to run our Autumn / Ada Lovelace hackathon. Our sponsor, Intent Media are new in the UK and so we had agreed to break from the norm of running our events at STEM company offices and were surrounded by 3D printers, an racing car and Science dance session run by our friends at FLUX dance theatre. So, at 10am in the centre of a huge white tent on the Olympic Park, we began our hack. Girls, parents and volunteers began the day playing […]
Anne-Marie has been given the 2014 FDM Everywoman in Technology Rising Star Award alongside some incredible women in technology. The Judges said she had the “the X-Factor and lit up the room as she walked in”. Congrats to all of the finalists! Here is the full list of Winners and their awards.
This is the first post, of hopefully many, which chronicles the journey to a world where girls are just as interested in becoming princess and popstars as they are in become coders and chemists. Why? No-one is in doubt that there is a problem with uptake of Females in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). There are a number of given reasons for why girls don’t do STEM: Don’t see women doing ‘Sciency things’ Don’t think you can do ‘Sciency things’ and be a mum Don’t ‘get’ Science Think Science is for boys Don’t find Science exciting Don’t […]