Sarah Armstrong, a real g4g girl!

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Hey everyone,

My name is Sarah Armstrong I am 18 years old and I am a greenlight for girls UK ambassador.

Back in 2015, I attended the g4g imperial event and ever since, I have always been around greenlight for girls. Greenlight for girls came into my life at a point where I was really struggling with my STEM based subjects at school and I was told enjoying a subject isn’t enough to pursue it into further education. However, after attending the event I was really inspired by the message communicated by g4g and realised that women in STEM was something I was passionate about.

STEM to me is important as it is driving the forefront of change in our society and I want to be a part of that change. From advancement in medicine, technology and to our everyday lives, STEM is something we can’t live without. And this is why now, 3 years later, I am going to be studying civil engineering at university!

 
 Back in 2016, Sarah organized and led a STEM workshop day at a local primary school. On this photo, you can see her speaking in front of all the kids (far right of the picture).

Back in 2016, Sarah organized and led a STEM workshop day at a local primary school. On this photo, you can see her speaking in front of all the kids (far right of the picture).

 

One of my favourite part of working with g4g is seeing the confidence grow within the girls who attend the g4g events, and seeing a spark in interest and curious for STEM ; something a classroom environment wouldn’t be able to replicate as much.

g4g has given me countless opportunities, not only grow my own interest and helping me gain confidence but has given me the chance to travel to Brussels for an internship, run an event in my local primary school, but most importantly given me a chance to make a difference.

 
 The event she organized with the help of a team of "science prefects" was made up of workshop focusing on 3 main areas, crumble zone, human biology and water.

The event she organized with the help of a team of "science prefects" was made up of workshop focusing on 3 main areas, crumble zone, human biology and water.

 

There is a quote that really inspired me to pursue a career in stem, “she believed she could so she did” as I have learnt if you believe in yourself anything is possible, even a career in STEM.

Sarah Armstrong

2018 so far = 8 months, 20 events, 2000 greenlight girls!

After a few months of silence here, the g4g team is really pleased to announce that...  the blog is alive again! Once a month you'll be able to read a summary of our events here, discover our new partnerships, get to know a wonderful scientist that inspired us or a truly terrific lady we just met, and be excited with us about all the new launches that await!

Without further ado, join us as we summarize everything that happened these last few months.

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"At what age did you know you wanted to be a scientist?

Have you ever failed at something and what did you learn from it?"

These were some of the questions girls posed to a diverse group of STEM professionals on stage in front of an audience of 350 people in Cincinnati on May 7. We love when our greenlight girls have the chance to interact with role model professionals in such a personal way, ask them questions to understand their stories, and feel inspired. These past six months, we’re thrilled to share that we have had over 15 events on 4 different continents, reaching more than 1800 curious girls with a passion for understanding and learning.


Some of our favourite moments have been…

 
 When 395 girls got a chance to explore  drones  and  robotics … chemistry  and  polymer worms …  physics  and  waves …  electronics  and  flying saucers  and more… and then say it’s a great  g4g Day  with Nokia in Espoo, Tampere, and Oulu, Finland!!

When 395 girls got a chance to explore drones and roboticschemistry and polymer worms… physics and waves… electronics and flying saucers and more… and then say it’s a great g4g Day with Nokia in Espoo, Tampere, and Oulu, Finland!!

 
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When one of our keynote speakers from Space X at the launch of g4g Day @Andover inspired 60 young girls to see into the future of space technology and travel!

See the Andover photos album

 

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When one of the girls made her own model of the lungs in a bottle and shouted “Everything is Science!” at our 3rd annual event at Bridgewater State University (BSU) in partnership with BSU Center for the Advancement of STEM Education in Massachusetts, USA!

See the BSU photos album

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When 65 girls learned how to weld with Stanley Black & Decker first with chocolate…then with power tools… at our SBD StemFest at UTC South Durham in the UK!

 

 

 

 
 When 80 girls discovered biochemistry by creating their own personalized herbal spritz to prevent acne at our second  g4g Day@SF Bay Area with Goa Sudharop.  See the full photos album here

When 80 girls discovered biochemistry by creating their own personalized herbal spritz to prevent acne at our second g4g Day@SF Bay Area with Goa Sudharop. See the full photos album here

 
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When 80 girls learned not to consume drinks of various sugar densities as they learned about astrophysics before extracting their human cheek cell sample at our very first launch of g4g Day @São Paulo with Covestro at the beautiful Museu Catavento!

See the Sao Paulo photos album

When 320 girls got to touch a real brain and explore neuroscience at our g4g Day @Cincinnati in partnership with Procter & Gamble! After taking part in some of the 21 different hands-on activities, the girls got to use high-tech polling to measure feedback from the day. We’re proud to have had 94% of girls say that they are now more interested in STEM after our event – WOW!

See the Cincinnati photos album
 

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When the Dublin Ladies GAA players took 85 girls through plyometrics as they taught a workshop on the science behind sports at our second annual g4g@work Day at AIG in Dublin, Ireland!

See the Dublin photos album
 

 

 

When 50 girls had a glimpse of the various possibilities that the world of insurance offers, using M&M’s to learn about statistics, exploring virtual reality and realizing how cyber-security could be spooky at our first ever g4g@work Day at AIG in Frankfurt, Germany.

See the Frankfurt photos album

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When 200 girls got to race through the Nokia campus with their caisses à savon, explore the Garage full of Nokia's innovations and discovered how 5G will bring life to a new tomorrow on our g4g Day in Paris-Saclay.

See the Paris photos album

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When, during our third g4g Day @Canberra, the group called "Evans-Galea girls" showed that you could be both incredibly good at drawing and be STEM curious!  And because g4g Day @Canberra is our latest event, let's also celebrate the fact that this year, 150 girls took part in our event for National Science week in Australia!

See the Canberra photos album

 

And when dozens of young kids fueled their curiosity by making slime, discovering molecular cooking, building racing robotics and homemade rockets at our Makerspaces in Brussels, Belgium!


Pfew right ?!

Looking back at all these exciting events is always a bit nostalgic for us as we remember all the fun we had crafting unique events, coming up with new hands-on workshops and meeting all of you on the road. It also makes us realize that... we still have so much more we can do! We are super excited for the next events in Belgium, Poland and Spain, all in the next few weeks... Come back here to read more about the events and how September went!

Meanwhile, remember... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

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Our 5th annual g4g Day@Southcoast!

Our 5th annual g4g Day@Southcoast!

On April 25th, the 5th annual g4g Day@Southcoast was hosted by the Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Education at UMass Dartmouth. A day of science and technology for girls aged 10-15 brought 150 students from SouthCoast schools and each young greenlight girls got to attend two workshops for the day out of a number of cool themes that make us wonder… how do they manage to choose only two?! Workshops included:“Math in How You Move”; “Imagineering Engineering”; “Engineering a Robot to Solve a Rubik’s Cube”...