2020 Stemettes Outbox programme logo

This summer, teenage Stemettes will team up to learn together and work on projects with the help of volunteers, role models and their peers.

Daily Timetable

10.00 – 11.00 BST: Morning session

We’ll be joined by STEM role models and learn about their expertise in an interactive lecture.

13.00 – 14.00 BST: Afternoon group work

Working in groups of up to 5, with a role model volunteer we’ll work on a project of the group’s choosing.

15.00 – 16.00 BST: Optional Downtime session (Monday – Thursday)

Join a session with all Outbox streams to get fit, get baking or enjoy another social activity.

15.00 – 17.00 BST: Show’n’Tell session (Friday)

A chance to show the other Outbox attendees, Parents, Guardians and our STEM volunteers what you’ve learnt and have worked on all week.

Don’t have your own laptop or internet connection? Don’t worry!

We’ve worked hard to ensure that young women from across the country are able to join these digital sessions, no matter what their setup is at home. If you need it, we’ll send you a device, a dongle and some lunch for the two weeks you’re on the programme.


Sprint A – 3rd to 14th August

We’ll have an overall focus on the themes of Technology and Engineering, with slightly less Science and Maths content.

Sprint B – 17th to 30th August

We’ll have an overall focus on Science and Maths with slightly less Technology and Engineering content.

The programme is now full. Registration has closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a friend who doesn’t have internet access or their own device, can I register on their behalf?

This is lovely. Drop a note to julia@stemettes.org and she can do their application over the phone, or in another way.

Can I apply for both sprints?

You can, but we’d like to have as many young people benefit from this programme as possible, so we might suggest you do only one sprint when allocating places.

When do applications close?

For Sprint A, applications close on July 22nd. For Sprint B, they’ll close 2 weeks later.

What are your criteria for selection?

We’re looking for young people who will be able to make the most of the experience, but also those who wouldn’t normally be able to access opportunities like this. Due to the funders for this programme, we’ve also reserved a set of spaces for young people from the North East, East of England and Northern Ireland. Other than that, if you’re a girl or nonbinary young person, we’d love to have you!

Parents: My child is 11, which stream should they join?

Connect is 3 hours or more a day online; Juniors is 2 hours a day online. Depending on the attention span of your child and the other things you have planned for August, make a decision with them on which they’d like to join. If you attended our STEM Mode In series, Connect will be more like the Wednesday Tutorials, with Junior more like the Mondal Meal Plans.

As an adult/parent, can I apply on behalf of my child or a young person that I think might benefit from this programme?

Yes, you can apply on behalf of your child or a young person. Please use the parents/guardians application form to do so.

Can I register a group of young people for Outbox?

Yes, drop a note to julia@stemettes.org and she will send you a group form to complete instead of having to complete a separate application for each individual.

Will sessions run on the weekend?

No, sessions will happen on weekdays only.

What projects will we be working on during group work sessions?

Projects done by Outbox participants need to be feasible during the two-week period, and will be decided collaboratively by participants in their groups at the beginning of the sprint. They can be a pitch deck, demo, online repository, blog post, resource or summary of their learning from Outbox sessions attended.  More details in this document.