Many organisations in the North East are keen to see an increase in the technology, physical science and engineering workforce, and a concomitant increase in the life choices of the people of the North East. This can only be achieved through a combination of approaches including staff retention, improved return-to-work rates, inward recruitment and by drawing more young people into the sector.
There’s dynamic and innovative work in STEM engagement taking place in the North East, with companies and other organisations reaching out to schools and communities with engaging, inspiring and helpful activities.
Prompted by recommendations from stakeholders at their October celebration event, NUSTEM would like to bring together leaders of STEM engagement from across the region, to discuss the formation of a STEM Engagement Network. This network would be a forum allowing organisations to share and develop best practice, explore the implications of research findings, and work together to find points of cooperation and to leverage the most effective use of time and funding.
An initial meeting will take place on 16th January 2018 between 3pm and 5 pm in Think Lab at Northumbria University.