IWD STEM, Networking Evening
When: March 8 2018
Where: London, United Kingdom
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.
THE EVENINGS ITINERARY*
*Please note a comprehensive programme itinerary will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the event, following the purchase of your ticket.
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
- Mystery Room
- 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
- Speed Networking