We’re very excited to announce that we’ve successfully received funding from Alumni Impact Fund for students for the second year in a row for our award-winning outreach scheme! The growth of the scheme wouldn’t have been possible without their support last year and are very grateful to have the chance to continue to grow. We were also one of two societies to reach the double up stage, where we had the opportunity to have our fund doubled! Unfortunately, we missed out after a day-long poll that, in the end, was in favour of oSTEM haveing double funding for their STEM, LGBTQ and you conference. This was the closest competition yet for the double up stage, and the final vote was 51-49! Congratulations to oSTEM, who’s project, which truly shows that STEM is for everyone, is very worthy of the extra funding.
With the funds we will receive, we’ll be able to buy more coding and robotics equipment so that we can run more advanced Python coding sessions with girls in the local community. We will also be able to extend our scheme into a third school, and send more volunteers than ever to volunteer to do outreach with our scheme. This means more UoB students will gain science communication and outreach experience, and be able to share their passion for equality and diversity in STEM.
With the scheme starting in the next week, we just wanted to take a minute to thank our sponsors, and celebrate another year of showing girls science is for them, too!