16 October 2018
Students from Year 8 attended a Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) day in Cambridge on Tuesday 16 October. They listened to inspiring talks from prominent women in a variety of fields from Professors at the University of Cambridge, to programmers working for electronics contractor ARM. The students used their skills to help decide on the best pitch from three entrepreneurs looking for their investment, and had a tutorial-style discussion based around facial recognition software. At the end of the day the girls tried to build their very own ‘chain reaction machine’ (a Rube Goldberg Machine) to transfer energy from one end of a workbench to the other. St Mary’s student, Isabel had the privilege of riding the hover board as part of the groups’ sessions learning about Newton’s three laws of motion.