Celebrating STEM Scholarship Achievement - St Albans High School for Girls


Celebrating STEM Scholarship Achievement

Date Posted: Thursday 13 May 2021

Congratulations to Tara, who has recently been offered the Anne-Marie Imafidon (AMI) Women in Technology Scholarship at Durham University. 

Durham was “hugely impressed” with her video entry, which explored the question, “How could you improve diversity in STEM?” Tara’s submission discussed how her own experience attending STAHS removed any intimidation associated with STEM subjects, which are typically taken by more male students. She also discussed how diversity in the industry was vital, for example in the design and production of face recognition software to ensure that it worked effectively for all ethnicities.  

This prestigious scholarship was founded in 2017 and named after Dr AnneMarie Imafidon MBEan influential figure in STEM and the Co-Founder of Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise which has reached 40,000 young women and girls through its mission to inspire and support young women into STEM careers. 

By taking up the scholarship, Tara will become an ambassador for the Department of Computer Science, encouraging more women to study the subject. “I’m really interested in setting up a female support society with my peers and visiting Primary Schools to educate and inspire future generations.”  

STAHS is extremely proud of Tara’s achievement. Aiden Byfield, Head of ICT and Computer Science commented, “She has a passion for the subject and all its complexities, whilst also demonstrating exceptional programming skills throughout the course.”