1st Annual IWD STEM Day on Thursday 8th March 2018 in Marylebone, London
We are throwing our 1st Annual IWD STEM Day (1st Annual International Women’s Day Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Day) on Thursday 8th March 2018 in Marylebone, London.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is vital because it permeates into every aspect of our lives. Educating our students in STEM prepares them for their lives no matter what profession they choose to follow. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and that is what we want to achieve on our STEM day.
Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously evolving and expanding. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.
The National Science Foundation said:
“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”
Why on IWD?
IWD stands for International Woman’s Day it is held every year on March 8th.
Workforce diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector for women is incredibly low. Careers are male-dominated; just 9% of Engineering, 19% of Computer studies and 38% of Maths graduates are female. In fact, just 13% of the entire UK STEM workforce is female. (forwardladies.com/stem-survey)
STEM education helps to bridge the gender and ethnic gaps that is commonly found in math and science fields. We hope our STEM day brings passion, excitement and a sense of achievement for all of our students who attend the day. This is not limited to children we want to inspire other women and men to get involved in the day by holding our black tie event in the evening which opens our doors to adults who can also get involved in a STEM workshops.
We hope to have over 400 girls and boys attending the day and over 100 adults in the evening.
IWD STEM Day for school children
Schedule of events
9am -12.30pm – School group A
1.30pm – 5pm – School group B
7pm-10.30pm – IWD STEM, Networking and black tie evening (18+ only)
The day will be broken into three sections as shown above.
Confirmed Speakers for the IWD STEM Day
We have confirmed top speakers who have done presentations all over the world.
Bubbly Maths Workshops
The Bubbly Maths Pals perform maths shows around the world, engaging audiences using mesmerising resources. The props? Magical soap bubbles and giant balloons. These are used to illustrate the mathematical fundamentals of shape and measurement.
Groups will be broken up and will work together to build a miniature masterpiece. They have hosted architectural workshops all around the world. We will look out the importance of technology in the world and use our engineering skills and teamwork abilities to create a structure.
How well do you know your self? Challenge yourself in this workshop in which we will explore how our organs fit together and how our immune system can access certain parts of the body to protect them from disease from invading pathogens! This workshop is run by Kathryn Gray is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Glasgow.
Bonus! We also will have a speaker opening and closing the event.
The STEM day is suitable for children between the school years 6-8. We welcome children with special needs or other requirements. Just let us know in advance and we will be happy to work with you to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding day for all our visitors.
Photographs are taken at all STEM day events and may appear online as well as on promotional material. Invited members of the media may also film some of the events for broadcast. Appropriate parental consent should be obtained by schools beforehand.
We ask teachers and accompanying adults to retain responsibility for their children during their visit to STEM day. We regret we are not able to act “in loco parentis” and are not able to take responsibility for any child’s actions, or for the actions of anyone that may affect your child. There should be at least one teacher per ten children at the event.
Schools have a maximum of 20 children who can attend from either Year 6, 7 or 8. (If more space is needed due to a larger class size then please do contact us). Schools have to register a minimum of 8 children to attend the STEM day.
This event will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. This event is open to boys and girls. All pupils will leave the event with a STEM gift bag.
St Mary’s, Wyndham Place, York Street, London, W1H 1PQ.
This is an extremely central venue with tube stations; Marylebone, Baker Street and Edgware Road a few minutes walk from the venue.
IWD STEM Networking and Black Tie Evening
THE EVENINGS ITINERARY
The evening will consist of Drinks, Networking, Exhibitions, Workshops, Music and Dancing from the time doors open until they close.
There will be a series of exciting yet challenging drop-in workshops run throughout the evening including:
Code Breaker: An introduction to computer hacking
Cyber Defense: Protect your PC from online crime
Genetics and Immunology
Architectural Design: Build a miniature masterpiece
Back to the future: Build and programme your own robot
Bubbly Maths: Blow life-size bubbles and immerse yourself in the process
Grandmaster: Can you beat a Chess Jedi?
Art: Leave your mark at the event
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes, if you require any additional assistance please get in touch with us so we can best support you on the day.
Who is this event open to?
The simple answer is everyone and anyone over the age of 18.
Can I attend if I am Under 18?
No – this is an 18+ event only. As alcohol will be available at the event, you may be asked for ID on the door if you look under 25.
How do I get to the venue?
The venue is extremely central.
The closest tube stations are:
Marylebone Station (Bakerloo Line and Overground Station) which is a 5-minute walk to the venue.
Edgware Road Station (Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines) which is a 6-minute walk.
Baker Street Station (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City Lines) which is an 8-minute walk.
Limited on-street parking.
Can I run a workshop?
Yes. Please get in touch for more details.
Can I sponsor this event?
Yes. Please get in touch for more details.
Will you be releasing more tickets soon?
Unfortunately, we only have limited space. Once our tickets have sold out, you will be put on the waiting list. The event is already very popular, so we suggest getting your tickets early to avoid disappointment.