- Getting Girls into STEM Conference
17th April 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Getting Girls into STEM Conference
Saturday 17th April 2021
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Getting Girls into STEM Conference! This free online event will inspire, inform and bring together girls across the globe who are passionate about STEM.
Suitable for girls who are considering STEM beyond secondary school, the day is packed with talks by speakers who will share their experiences of STEM at both university, university equivalent and career level. You’ll find out about the challenges they’ve faced and the highs and lows of their achievements thus far. The conference will explore the different pathways into STEM, including non-university routes. Each session will include Q&A opportunities, so if you’re particularly interested in a certain topic or career and have a burning question to ask, this is your chance to get it answered!
The conference will be hosted by the incredible Thandiwe Banda: TES award STEM finalist 2019, Think Global Educator of the Year Finalist 2018 and RSB Biology Teacher of the year Finalist 2015.
Structure of the Day
9.00am – 2.30pm GMT+1 (London)
The conference will take place on Zoom. The link to join will be sent to registrants the day before the start of the event. Please check your junk folder if you haven’t received it!
Want to advertise our conference to your students? Here’s an A4 poster!
Session What’s Covered Speaker(s)
Studying STEM at school: GCSE and A-level Your host for the day, Miss Banda, will show your options for studying STEM subjects at school.
- Thandiwe Banda
STEM as an Extracurricular Activity This session will cover ways of expanding your passion for STEM outside the classroom or lecture theatre. Whether you’d like to embellish your CV or simply want to pursue your interest in new ways, we’ll discuss the awards and projects open to you.
- Dr Samantha Fox and Dr Simon Fox – The Youth STEMM Awards
Studying STEM at University This session comprises a panel of three female university students who are all studying STEM. They’ll share why they decided to pursue STEM at degree level and their experiences in academia.
- Honor Bouverie – Maths, Loughborough University
- Molly Wood – Biology, University of St Andrews
- Victoria Walls – Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Alternative routes into a STEM career You don’t have to study STEM at university to undertake a career in STEM. A panel of two guest speakers will share how to pursue a STEM career through alternative routes.
- Lydia Fowler – Undergraduate Engineer, The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Briana Barlow – Student Affair Director, Codeworks
Careers in STEM Three women who have a career in STEM present what they do, share their stories and answer your burning questions.
- Jennifer Milne – International GIS Analyst, Cushman and Wakefield
- Selen Morelle – Pre-registration Pharmacist, NHS
- Dr Jessica Wade – Imperial College Research Fellow, Department of Materials