IWD STEM, Networking Evening

When: March 8 2018

Where: London, United Kingdom

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<p><strong>Why STEM?</strong></p>

<p>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!&nbsp;</p>

<p>The National Science Foundation said:&nbsp;</p>

<p>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.&nbsp;</p>

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<p><strong>Why on IWD?</strong></p>

<p>IWD stands for International Women&#39;s Day. It is held every year on March 8th.</p>

<p>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)</p>

<p>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.</p>

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<p><strong>THE EVENINGS ITINERARY*</strong></p>

<p>*Please note a comprehensive programme itinerary will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the event, following the purchase of your ticket.</p>

<p>The evening will consist of Drinks, Networking, Exhibitions, Workshops, Music and Dancing from the time doors open until they close.</p>

<p>There will be a series of exciting yet challenging drop-in workshops run throughout the evening including:</p>

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<li>Code Breaker: An introduction to computer hacking</li>
<li>Cyber Defense: Protect your PC from online crime</li>
<li>Genetics and Immunology</li>
<li>Architectural Design: Build a miniature masterpiece</li>
<li>Back to the future: Build and programme your own robot</li>
<li>Mystery Room</li>
<li>Bubbly Maths: Blow life-size bubbles and immerse yourself in the process</li>
<li>Grandmaster: Can you beat a Chess Jedi?</li>
<li>Art: Leave your mark at the event</li>
<li>Speed Networking</li>
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