May 2017

Future innovators recognised in BEST Awards

By | 2017-05-30T13:25:09+00:00 May 30th, 2017|STEM|

The biggest awards event in the Further Education calendar in Northern Ireland took place this week at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down. The BEST Awards recognise innovation in a wide range of areas ranging from creative industries, to visual design and life sciences being cultivated by students and [...]

March 2017

February 2017

Matrix Poetry Event – the results

By | 2017-02-24T16:38:45+00:00 February 24th, 2017|STEM|

We had a great turn out to the third Matrix poetry event which was held at the Black Box in Belfast on Tuesday 21st February as part of the NI Science Festival. Our panel of judges, Iggy McGovern, Jean Bleakney and Matt Kirkham judged over 120 entries to the main [...]

Win £250 at the MATRIX Poetry Event

By | 2017-02-20T11:29:38+00:00 February 20th, 2017|STEM|

MATRIX has teamed up with the John Hewitt Society to bring you a night of talks and science themed poetry, culminating in a world record attempt for the most haiku tweeted at a single event! The event is part of the NI Science Festival and will be held Tuesday 21st February [...]

Science Festival to feature first MAKESHOP in Northern Ireland

By | 2017-02-06T11:40:37+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|STEM|

The third Northern Ireland Science Festival kicks off on 16 February 2017, with its biggest programme yet. With over 100 events across 25+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These events present some [...]

January 2017

September 2016

Jumpack wins INVENT 2016

By | 2016-09-30T14:19:21+00:00 September 30th, 2016|STEM|

This year’s INVENT winner shows that invention knows no heights – the prestigious grand prize of £13,000 went to Jumpack, a foldable, wearable ramp for BMXers, skateboarders and other extreme sports enthusiasts. The INVENT awards, in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK, recognise proof-of-concept stage innovations and has long been [...]

Identifying the careers of the future

By | 2016-11-02T09:49:05+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|STEM|

Whether you are a student or a parent, one of your main concerns when choosing a course will be whether it will lead to good job opportunities in the future. But where do you start? There are so many sources of information and opinion out there, and it is hard [...]

August 2016

May 2016

Over 100 entries in this year’s Best Awards

By | 2016-11-02T09:49:06+00:00 May 31st, 2016|STEM|

Over 100 Further Education students were in Foyle Arena last Thursday to show off their STEM related projects at the 2016 Best Awards. The BEST Awards (Business and Education through Skills and Training) is a competition run annually by Colleges NI. Now in its 6th year, the BEST Awards were [...]

January 2016

Keady school powers up to win Matrix BTYSTE award

By | 2016-11-02T09:49:06+00:00 January 15th, 2016|STEM|

St Patrick’s High School, Keady, County Armagh has won the award for ‘Best Northern Ireland School’ as well as ‘BT Northern Ireland Best Project’. Their project, entitled ‘Power Down to Power Up’, was entered in the Social & Behavioural Sciences category at junior level and the group also received 2nd [...]