The inaugural United Women Singapore (UWS) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival will take place on 29 October 2022, showcasing activities and talks with professionals in the industry.
UWS STEM Fest
The UWS STEM Festival is targeted at female students aged 12 and above. It aims to inspire young women by showcasing the potential of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in shaping our future.
Part of the UWS’ Girls2Pioneers STEM Programme, UWS STEM will take place at the Hibiscus Ballroom, Sands Expo & Convention Centre. It will feature a lineup of activities that includes interactive booths and innovations from organisations such as Porsche, Okta, NUS, DBS, Micron, among others.
Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, will grace the festival as the Guest-of-honour, and will be speaking in a fireside chat on how women can lead and participate actively in the science and tech industry.
Other highlights include talks by thought leaders such as Dr. Gog Soon Joo, Chief Skills Officer from SkillsFuture Singapore, and other leaders from the industry and academia.
Female students will have access to hands-on STEM activities, interact with industry professionals to learn about their personal journeys through human library segments, and get to sharpen their soft skills through one-on-one job readiness consultations with hiring managers.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with role models from Google, Microsoft, STMicroelectronics, Abbott and more.
Girls & STEM
“We want to show the students and their parents the potential STEM career pathways, as well as build a community to support the girls in order to feel that they belong in STEM” said Georgette Tan, President of United Women Singapore. “From cultivating a love for STEM in girls to advancing one’s career to coding workshops, we hope this Festival helps build the pipeline of girls and women in STEM.”
Admission tickets to the event are free but registration is required. Register here.
Find out more about this event here.