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 every two years, with invitations circulated to a variety of state and independent schools in the Eastern region. Each conference focusses on a different aspect of STEM.  In 2017 the focus was on 'Solutions Towards a Sustainable World'. 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 has been running since 2008, with five conferences having been held to date.  The next conference will be in the autumn of 2019.

 

Resources

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.

 

Impact

 

The general feedback from schools has been very positive, with many expressing their gratitude and stating that they had enjoyed the event.

 

Pupil involvement

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

Frequency and duration

Ongoing.