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SeeMe (originally SeeWomen)

The SeeMe project began as SeeWomen, inspiring girls to study more STEM subjects and tackle the UK’s shortage of women engineers. The project has been so successful that it is now being extended to embrace all young people from communities under-represented in STEM careers, and renamed accordingly as SeeMe.

Partners:

  • Siemens
  • Girls’ Schools Association (GSA)
  • GSA schools
  • Local state schools

Objective:

To inspire Y7-Y9 girls and young people from minority and marginalised communities, who are under-represented in many STEM fields, to consider a career in STEM – and particularly engineering – through an ongoing programme of live stage shows and by sharing Siemens resources and contacts with teachers so they can run similar events of their own.

Impact:

To date, the project has reached over 3,300 young people from state and independent schools.

SeeWomen was launched in 2016 and continues as SeeMe. Impact evaluation shows that, before attending the live stage show, 47% of girls said they don’t know what job/career they want before attending. After attending the stage show, 69.2% said they could imagine themselves in a STEM career, 78.4% felt inspired to find out more about STEM careers, and 76.4% said they now know more about the range of different STEM careers available.