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Celebrating Women In Engineering

micro:bit starter kit

Along side a couple of my lovely colleagues at UoS I recently had the opportunity to volunteer at the Celebrating Women In Engineering And Computer Science day long event at King Edward VII School, Sheffield on 1 July 2019.

Bella Abrams inspiring girls to consider STEM

It was a truly fantastic day of Celebrating Women In Engineering And Computer Science. Our fearless leader Bella Abrams gave the keynote (photo above). I got to meet with friendly girls from across 6 different Sheffield secondary schools for a nerve racking and inspiring day of “speed networking”; talking to students (and some teachers) about all the wonderful opportunities available to girls interested in computing and/or engineering.

The Celebrating Women In Engineering And Computer Science event was sponsored by global chip manufacturer, ARM. Thanks to their generosity students (and some cheeky volunteers) walked away with a free goody bag that included a Micro:Bit starter bundle to encourage later Engineering fun.

micro:bit starter kit

The video shows the result of my first play with the Micro:bit. I used the mind blowingly simple tutorial from here: https://microbit.org/en/2017-03-07-fl…