All MATRIX reports completed to date have highlighted the issue of STEM skills shortages. Futhermore, a significant gender imbalance across the STEM skills pipeline has been identified as a cross cutting element of these shortages. The 2016 AMME and Digital ICT reports have both documented a continued, poor representation of women, an issue which merits further examination.

If we can encourage women into STEM and subsequently remain in this skills pipeline, we could go a long way to solving the skills shortages.

What is the “leaky STEM pipeline”?

STEM news

Matrix Science Poetry Competition 2019 winners announced

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Matrix Science Poetry Competition 2019 winners announced

The winners of the fourth Matrix Science Poetry Competition have been announced. The contest, which has been driven by former Matrix Chair Dr. Bryan Keaking CBE since 2013, aims to highlight the links between science [...]

The 2019 Matrix Science Poetry Competition is now open

February 13th, 2019|Comments Off on The 2019 Matrix Science Poetry Competition is now open

Could you write a Haiku about science? You could win one of two £250 prizes up for grabs in this year’s Matrix Poetry Competition. Matrix has launched its fourth Poetry Competition to highlight the links [...]

Hundreds of Magherafelt pupils participate in global coding initiative

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Hundreds of Magherafelt pupils participate in global coding initiative

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 [...]

Research publications

Below is a selection of the reports used to research this project. If you would like to see all STEM related reports, please visit the library.

 

The Four Futures of Work2019-03-26T12:47:30+01:00
Data science, artificial intelligence and the futures of work2018-12-12T11:51:27+01:00
The Future of Jobs 20182018-09-20T09:32:46+01:00
The Skills System in Northern Ireland2018-08-15T17:24:45+01:00
The 2018 Women in Stem Report2018-09-22T16:04:34+01:00
After the reboot: computing education in UK schools2017-11-10T12:08:30+01:00
Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs2017-11-10T11:27:53+01:00
Solved! Making the case for collaborative problem-solving2017-03-08T11:30:21+01:00

Get in touch

For more  information please contact the Project Manager, Dr. Kathryn McKenna on 02890529473 or kathryn.mckenna@economy-ni.gov.uk