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GIRLS IN STEM 2017 UK Events

On the 7 February 2017 Accenture hosted five Girls in STEM events across the UK. Each event was designed to spark girls’ interest in STEM and featured a series of inspiring talks, interactive workshops and coding sessions led by STEMettes, using AppShed’s Internet of Things technology to create apps with the ability to control electronic devices anywhere in the world.

More than 2,000 girls aged 11-13 participated in the live full-day events, which took place in Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and two events in London.

In the UK, hundreds of girls joined the events virtually from their school classrooms via Periscope live video streaming.

Coinciding with these Girls in STEM events, Accenture released new research that finds girls’ take-up of STEM subjects is held back by stereotypes, negative perceptions and poor understanding of career options. Read more here.

Live events were also mirrored across the globe in four Accenture office locations in France, India and the US.

Watch the action of the Girls in STEM UK events in this highlights video.

    7 February 2017
      Multiple Locations

Girls in STEM 2017 – Global Events

Accenture LABS

The Accenture LABS joined hand in hands with the global initiative for Girls in STEM. The events were held at Bangalore, San Jose, Sophia Antipolis and Washington DC Labs.

BANGALORE LAB

15 9th grade girls attended in Bangalore. Labbers showcased incredible demonstrations in the field of STEM, with virtual agents, drones and in house hydrogen generation. With Accenture Managing Directors, Sanjay Podder and Shantha Maheswari providing keynote speeches.

SAN JOSE LAB

San Jose welcomed 15, 8th grade girls who toured the Silicon Valley Accenture Labs, experienced augmented reality demos and interacted with industrial robots and remote collaboration tools. Students also learned about the impact of technology to positively influence the world around them.

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS LAB

Accenture hosted two groups of 28 girls, who took an immersive tour of the Sophia Labs technology showcase, experienced mixed reality, virtual reality, 3D scanning, robotics, artificial intelligence, video analytics and digital customer experience.

WASHINGTON DC LAB

In conjunction with the Accenture Federal Services Digital Studio, Accenture hosted more than 35 high school girls in the Metro Washington DC area. With a design thinking workshop which led the girls through an exercise to create a new mobile app to solve a problem.

Highlights from this Year

Perspectives

Inspirational Figures in STEM