Dec 2018

Hundreds of Magherafelt pupils participate in global coding initiative

By |2018-12-11T13:06:09+00:00Dec 11th, 2018|ICT & Digital, STEM|

Over 250 primary and post-primary pupils from the Magherafelt area have taken part in a global educational initiative which provides an introduction to computer science. Hour of Code, part of Computer Science Education Week, saw students studying IT at Northern Regional College’s Magherafelt campus organise a series of sessions for [...]

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Oct 2018

Introducing Dr Rob Grundy, our new interim Chair

By |2019-01-10T11:22:04+00:00Oct 30th, 2018|Creative Technology, Education & Research, Government, ICT & Digital, Life & Health Sciences, STEM, Sustainable Energy|

Dr. Rob Grundy was recently appointed as MATRIX Interim Chair, following the retirement of Dr. Rob Hardeman. Dr Grundy is the founder of Anglezarke Life Sciences. He was previously CEO of CIGA Healthcare Ltd and Director of Commercial Development and Licensing at Almac Discovery. Rob’s main focus is on the [...]

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Sep 2018

Steve Orr named as new Catalyst Inc CEO

By |2018-09-28T16:50:21+00:00Sep 28th, 2018|STEM|

Catalyst Inc announces today that entrepreneur and current Director of Connect, Steve Orr, has been appointed as CEO of Catalyst Inc, replacing our Deputy Chair Dr Norman Apsley OBE, who has held the position for eighteen years. Steve will take up the role on 1 November 2018. With a degree [...]

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Aug 2018

Institute of Physics to hold a Technical Careers Fair in Derry

By |2018-08-17T16:08:18+00:00Aug 17th, 2018|Advanced Materials & Engineering, STEM, Year of Engineering|

This year's IOP Technical Careers Fair will take place on Friday 9th November 2018 from 10am to 2pm in The Student Zone, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry. Registration will open in September on the IOP Conferences website. Last year's fair was  widely welcomed for its clear advice to [...]

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Jan 2018

Launch of NI Science Festival 2018

By |2018-01-15T15:32:57+00:00Jan 15th, 2018|STEM, Year of Engineering|

The programme for the ever popular NI Science Festival has been launched, with MATRIX one of the main sponsors. The festival is now in its fourth year, and this year's programme will have 180 events across 11 days in February. These events all help to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering [...]

Nov 2017

MATRIX Women in STEM workshop

By |2017-11-10T12:38:59+00:00Nov 10th, 2017|STEM|

The MATRIX Women in STEM workshop brought together 70 participants from academia, industry and schools to discuss how best to support women of all ages working and studying in STEM sectors. The event, which was held in Titanic Belfast, used the "Engage" process, real-time e-participation facilitated by Professor Jonathan Wallace, [...]