STEM Solutions Towards a Sustainable World Conference

Partner: Many
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

A one day conference focussing on STEM is held with invites circulated to a variety of state and independent schools in the Eastern region. Each conference focusses on a different aspect of STEM with 2017’s focus being on Solutions Towards a Sustainable World Conference. Speakers included Dame Barbara Stocking, Dr Nadine Johnston (British Antarctic Survey), and a variety of female STEM professionals from a wide range of disciplines.

Aims of the project

To encourage and raise the aspirations of women who wish enter into the field of STEM in further or higher education.

Background and goals

The project is now in its ninth year with five conferences having been held in this time.



All of the administration for the event is undertaken by St Mary’s. Financial support is provided by GSA schools in the Easter Region and 2017 saw the second event run with support and partnership from UTC, Cambridge.




Schools general feedback has been very positive saying thank you and that they had enjoyed the days.


Pupil involvement

Approximately 300 girls in Years 10 and 11; 7 state schools were involved.

Frequency and duration