January 3rd, 2015, Echoing STEM’s first YouTube video was posted. A year on, we’ve done a lot, but we can’t wait to do more!
We will have a 2016 video mash up this Sunday but until then we’d like to reflect on everything on and off camera.
Firstly, however, a major thank you is in order. Thank you to all who have watched the YouTube videos, read a blog post, interacted with us on or offline, believed in us and are following us. A special thank you goes to everyone who has given their time to be interviewed by us and to the events that have supported us.
2016 started with a bang for Echoing STEM as the initial branding along with the promo video was finalised in the early hours of new years day, ready for the first Sunday of the month. Within days of publishing (a rather terrible promo video) the response to Echoing STEM’s launch was phenomenal, including an entire Silicon Republic article discussing our launch.
Since then we’ve started a blog with wonderful authors across Ireland and the UK, interviewed an abundance of bands, covered events from BT Young Scientist and Dublin Maker to Junk Kouture and The Rose of Tralee, attempted to start a podcast once, tried our hand at vlogging, spoke about Echoing STEM at events and even reached 1K plus views on some videos.
In our first year, we’ve done a lot! And we’ve no intention of stopping now. 2017 is going to be bigger and brighter. This year we hope to get ever so much closer to a video upload a week alongside some more additional content on the channel mid week. We plan on extending this blog to have more writers and a lot more content.
A few months back we asked our twitter followers to vote on what they’d like to see more of (video wise), STEM content and vlogs won the vote. This year we do plan on producing a lot more STEM content including a short series. We’ll see about the vlogs….
We might even bring that podcast back…
We’ve got many plans up our sleeves for 2017 and can not wait to share them. Until then we’d like to wish you all a belated happy new year.
Thank You (again),
Vanessa, Christine, Aoife & Suzie