STEM TECH FEST: IWD's Science, Tech, Engineering & Maths Networking Evening

When: March 8 2019

Where: London, United Kingdom

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<p><strong>STEM TECHFEST 2019</strong></p>

<p>Our 2nd annual event is being held on the 8th March. BBC&#39;s Radio Presenter Devon Daley is hosting the event.</p>

<p>Special rates for students and groups. STEM Lates is an adult-only evening event where we run a series of STEM workshops.</p>

<p>Open up to adults who are individuals and also welcome to those coming as a group or from a company.</p>

<p>There is a &lsquo;happy hour&rsquo; bar running throughout the evening and it serves as a great networking event.</p>

<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! 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.</p>

<p><strong>THE EVENING&#39;S 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>

<p>Code Breaker: Can you break into a vault?</p>

<p>Virtual Reality: Step into another world</p>

<p>Drones: Learn about the mechanics of drones and fly one</p>

<p>Could you be a presenter? Run by BBC Radio Host Devon Daley</p>

<p>Lego WeDo: Build your own constructions and bring your models to life</p>

<p>Genetics and Immunology workshops</p>

<p>Back to the future: Build and programme your own robot</p>

<p>Bubbly Maths Grandmaster: Can you beat a Chess Jedi? Run by Grandmaster Nick Pert</p>

<p><strong>Are you quicker than a spy: </strong></p>

<p>Test your reactions F1 Simulator: Race an F1 car around the Silverstone track and see if you end at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the evening</p>

<p>Escher&#39;s Universe: Step into the brilliant and bizarre world of Escher and all of his creations</p>

<p>Art: Leave your mark at the event</p>

<p>Photo Booth: Take away a memento of your event</p>

<p>Business card roulette</p>

<p>Speed Networking</p>

<p>Happy Hour - Every Hour</p>

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

<p>IWD stands for International Women&#39;s Day.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>Careers are male-dominated; just 9% of Engineering, 19% of Computer Studies and 38% of Maths graduates are female.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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>FAQs </strong></p>

<p><strong>Is there wheelchair access?</strong><br />
Yes, if you require any additional assistance please get in touch with us so we can best support you on the day.</p>

<p><strong>Who is this event open to?</strong><br />
The simple answer is everyone and anyone over the age of 18.</p>

<p><strong>Can I attend if I am Under 18?</strong><br />
No - this is an 18+ event only. As alcohol will be available at the event, you will be asked for ID on the door if you look under 25.</p>

<p><strong>What is the dress code? </strong><br />
Smart casual</p>

<p><strong>How do I get to the venue? </strong><br />
The venue is extremely central. The closest tube stations are:<br />
Marylebone Station (Bakerloo Line and Overground Station) which is a 5-minute walk to the venue<br />
Edgware Road Station (Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines) which is a 6-minute walk<br />
Baker Street Station (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City Lines) which is an 8-minute walk.</p>

<p><strong>Limited on-street parking.</strong></p>

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