Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
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International Women’s Day: Best Practice Competition
Are you running International Women’s Day activity? Could it be an example of ‘best practice’? Might further groups benefit from seeing and understanding your success? Can you provide engaging content and photographs as evidence of your activity and its impact? If so, the International Women’s Day 2018 “Best Practice” Competition could be for you.
Vodafone helps girls to get started in STEM.
In recognition of the United Nations International Women and Girls in Science Day Vodafone announced that, with the support of not-for-profit social enterprise Code: First Girls, Vodafone will provide free coding training for 1,000 14-18-year-old girls across 26 countries.
Astronaut Abby, The Mars Generation, March 10th – 5:15pm
Abby is a US based college student, star of Netflix documentary ‘The Mars Generation’ and aspires to be the first person on Mars. STEAM School are conducting a live interview with Abby, and you can even ask her some questions!
The Big Bang Science Fair
The Big Bang Fair 2018 at the Birmingham NEC is fully booked Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March. Saturday 17th has availability.
Available tickets are free!
Cybersecurity of the IoT – A PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Event
The inaugural Living in the Internet of Things event – two days incorporating conference, exhibition, workshops, seminars and demonstrations.
It is estimated that the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of approximately 30 billion objects by 2020! With such a vast network there is clear risk to any one object and therefore the entire network being compromised.
Maker Faire UK
Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! Taking place on Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 April 2018 at Life Science Centre in Newcastle, it’s a two-day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity.
It brings together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe – people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public.
Dr Lucy Rogers
– Solving problems, building Dinosaurs, and robots that fight are all in a days work for Dr Lucy!
Ling Tan – Ling Tan is a designer, maker and coder interested in how people interact with the built environment and wearable technology. Trained as an architect, she enjoys building physical machines and prototypes ranging from urban scale to wearable scale to explore different modes of interaction between people and their surrounding spaces. Her work falls somewhere within the genre of wearable technology, Internet of Things(IoT) and citizen participation.
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