The STEM Day is on Thursday 8th March 2018.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM subjects are vital because they permeate through every aspect of our lives – without STEM there would be no internet!
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 an 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 Women’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 maths and science fields. We hope our STEM day and our black-tie evening brings passion, excitement and a sense of achievement for all who attend.
Schedule of Events
9.00am -12.30pm – School Group A
1.30pm – 5.00pm – School Group B
7.00pm – 10.30pm – STEM Networking and Black Tie Evening (over 18s only)
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
Come and join us for our first IWD Chess Day in central London. Everyone leaves the event with a gift (as a Thank You) for attending and getting involved. This event is truly open to all.
IWD stands for International Women’s Day it is held every year on March 8th. This event is the final event we are hosting to celebrate IWD week.
There are limited spaces available and no entry is allowed on the day. We expect this event to sell out quickly so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
Doors open at 9.30am and prize giving is at 17.30pm.
Section winners will receive trophies. Results will be submitted to the ECF for grading. Separate prizes for age section winners.
The venue is very central. The closest tube station is Baker Street which is an 8-minute walk from the school.