STEM TECH FEST: IWD's Science, Tech, Engineering & Maths Networking Evening
When: March 8 2019
Where: London, United Kingdom
STEM TECHFEST 2019
Our 2nd annual event is being held on the 8th March. BBC's Radio Presenter Devon Daley is hosting the event.
Special rates for students and groups. STEM Lates is an adult-only evening event where we run a series of STEM workshops.
Open up to adults who are individuals and also welcome to those coming as a group or from a company.
There is a ‘happy hour’ bar running throughout the evening and it serves as a great networking event.
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.
THE EVENING'S 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: Can you break into a vault?
Virtual Reality: Step into another world
Drones: Learn about the mechanics of drones and fly one
Could you be a presenter? Run by BBC Radio Host Devon Daley
Lego WeDo: Build your own constructions and bring your models to life
Genetics and Immunology workshops
Back to the future: Build and programme your own robot
Bubbly Maths Grandmaster: Can you beat a Chess Jedi? Run by Grandmaster Nick Pert
Are you quicker than a spy:
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
Escher's Universe: Step into the brilliant and bizarre world of Escher and all of his creations
Art: Leave your mark at the event
Photo Booth: Take away a memento of your event
Business card roulette
Happy Hour - Every Hour
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.
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes, if you require any additional assistance please get in touch with us so we can best support you on the day.
Who is this event open to?
The simple answer is everyone and anyone over the age of 18.
Can I attend if I am Under 18?
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.
What is the dress code?
How do I get to the venue?
The venue is extremely central. The closest tube stations are:
Marylebone Station (Bakerloo Line and Overground Station) which is a 5-minute walk to the venue
Edgware Road Station (Circle, District, Hammersmith and City Lines) which is a 6-minute walk
Baker Street Station (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City Lines) which is an 8-minute walk.
Limited on-street parking.