News

Discover the latest STEM news. Do you have a STEM related news story you would like to share? Please get in touch.
Gsk Barnard Castle Opportunities For Students

Gsk Barnard Castle Opportunities For Students

Current opportunities for students with GSK including work experience and apprenticeships.

Darlington College Sponsors 'your Future' Zone At Stemfest Tees Valley

Darlington College Sponsors 'your Future' Zone At Stemfest Tees Valley

STEMFest is an interactive exhibition to engage and enthuse students in STEM subjects.

Teesside University Supports Stemfest Tees Valley

Teesside University Supports Stemfest Tees Valley

STEMFest Tees Valley is making its debut in Darlington with an event to excite and engage students with interactive STEM activities this March.

North East Stem Foundation Sponsors Darlington Stemfest

North East Stem Foundation Sponsors Darlington Stemfest

The North East STEM Foundation (NESF) has sponsored STEMFest, an event which aims to inspire and encourage around 1,500 children to consider pursuing a career in STEM.

Debunking Apprenticeships Myths: National Apprenticeship Week

Debunking Apprenticeships Myths: National Apprenticeship Week

Did you know, apprenticeships contribute around £34 billion to the UK economy annually?

Breaking Stereotypes In Stem Careers: A Call For Change

Breaking Stereotypes In Stem Careers: A Call For Change

According to Teach First, pupils from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may not envision themselves pursuing STEM fields, perceiving it as something beyond their reach. 

Empowering Local Communities: How You Can Make A Difference Locally As A Stem Ambassador

Empowering Local Communities: How You Can Make A Difference Locally As A Stem Ambassador

In an era where STEM careers are growing in importance, it has never been more important to raise awareness and enthusiasm around those careers, what it takes to get there and the different routes available to young people. 

Introducing The Young Green Briton Challenge – Dragons Den

Introducing The Young Green Briton Challenge – Dragons Den

Sally Wilkinson from the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC North, shines as a Dragon for the second consecutive year in the Young Green Briton Challenge.  

Cummins Announced As Headline Sponsor For Stemfest Tees Valley 2024

Cummins Announced As Headline Sponsor For Stemfest Tees Valley 2024

Cummins, a global power technology leader that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services a broad portfolio of power solutions, has taken the headline sponsorship for this year’s STEMFest in Tees Valley.

Renowned Science Exhibition Coming To Darlington

Renowned Science Exhibition Coming To Darlington

The renowned STEMFest science exhibition for children and young people is coming to Darlington in March 2024, hosted in partnership with Darlington Borough Council.

Meet Chris Scandle: Stem Ambassador Of The Month

Meet Chris Scandle: Stem Ambassador Of The Month

Chris Scandle stands out as a beacon of inspiration, dedicating his time and expertise to ignite the flame of curiosity in the minds of young learners and is STEM Ambassador of the Month for November.

2023 Stem Learning Impact Report

2023 Stem Learning Impact Report

Welcome to your 2023 impact report. It’s been a fantastic year for STEM Learning and partners, despite the many challenges being thrown at young people. We’re thrilled to share our news and plans with you.

North East Stem Awards Honours Excellence In Stem Education

North East Stem Awards Honours Excellence In Stem Education

The prestigious North East STEM Awards took centre stage last Friday at the Crown Plaza in Newcastle.

Investing In Our Future – Celebrating Nuffield Research Placements

Investing In Our Future – Celebrating Nuffield Research Placements

Organised and coordinated by the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC North, Nuffield Research Placements gives students a chance to take part in world-leading research in Universities and Businesses.  

North East Stem Awards 2023 Recognises Outstanding Achievements In Stem Education And Employment

North East Stem Awards 2023 Recognises Outstanding Achievements In Stem Education And Employment

The North East STEM Awards, delivered by RTC North, are a prestigious event dedicated to celebrating excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), is delighted to announce this year's special recognition awards and commendable organisations that have excelled in promoting STEM engagement and education.

Connecting Education To Industry With The Red Arrows

Connecting Education To Industry With The Red Arrows

The North East STEM Hub team recently visited RAF Waddington, Lincoln to conduct a series of videos with the Red Arrows, aimed at showcasing the wide-ranging opportunities that young people can access if they continue studying STEM subjects.

July: The Month Of Pink And Stem

July: The Month Of Pink And Stem

The new Barbie film highlights women in high positions in STEM careers, demonstrating the gender gap that exists in the real world. 

Guided By Paula Mcmahon: My Volunteering Experience

Guided By Paula Mcmahon: My Volunteering Experience

Becoming a STEM Ambassador - Blog by Ethan Matuki-Nyambu, Newcastle University – ICE QUEST Scholar

The Network Gap

The Network Gap

There is data to show an inequality in networking, showing women are less likely to build connections, and a weaker network means less access to opportunities. 

Stemfest 2023 Success

Stemfest 2023 Success

Over 50 North East businesses exhibited, demonstrating opportunities to explore future careers in STEM related industries including, Space, Technology (Cyber Security), Environment and Energy, and Manufacturing.

What’s In Store For Stemfest 2023

What’s In Store For Stemfest 2023

STEMFest 2023 is taking place at the VERTU Motors Arena in Newcastle on the 4th, 5th, and 6th July. The event is organised by the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC North.

Community Foundation Confirmed As Last Zone Supporter For Stemfest

Community Foundation Confirmed As Last Zone Supporter For Stemfest

STEMFest’s Technology zone welcomes The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland as final zone supporter.

Wardley Primary Celebrates Two Seasons Of Excellence In Vex Robotics

Wardley Primary Celebrates Two Seasons Of Excellence In Vex Robotics

For Gateshead based school, Wardley Primary, May brought an exciting trip to the USA as the schools robotics team qualified to represent the United Kingdom at the VEX Robotics World Championships.

International Guest Confirmed To Attend Stemfest

International Guest Confirmed To Attend Stemfest

Flying into the North East from America, RTC North welcomes Jim Christensen as special guest to attend STEMFest this summer.  

Reece Foundation Confirmed Their Support For Manufacturing Zone At Stemfest

Reece Foundation Confirmed Their Support For Manufacturing Zone At Stemfest

The Reece Foundation will be inspiring schoolchildren and highlighting potential careers in STEM subjects next month when it supports the manufacturing zone at STEMFest.

Simpson Group Supports Stemfest To Bring Exhibition Space To Life

Simpson Group Supports Stemfest To Bring Exhibition Space To Life

Simpson Group are showing their support to STEMFest, providing stand out vinyl banners to bring the exhibition space to life for the 3,000 pupils across the north expected to attend.

10 North East Schools Set To Join The Ncsc Cyber First Programme

10 North East Schools Set To Join The Ncsc Cyber First Programme

10 North East schools have been successful in their applications to join the NCSC Cyber First programme, joining another current 5 schools in the region.

Stemfest 2023 Welcomes Lockheed Martin As Latest Sponsor

Stemfest 2023 Welcomes Lockheed Martin As Latest Sponsor

The highly anticipated STEMFest 2023, set to inspire and connect over 3,000 schoolchildren to potential careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), has welcomed Lockheed Martin as its latest sponsor.

The Rise Of Female Applications In The North East For Nuffield Research Placements

The Rise Of Female Applications In The North East For Nuffield Research Placements

Statistics have shown that this year there have been a greater number of female than male applications for Nuffield Research Placements (NRP). 

Rtc Secures Bp Sponsorship For Environment And Energy Zone At Stemfest

Rtc Secures Bp Sponsorship For Environment And Energy Zone At Stemfest

RTC has announced that bp will sponsor the Environment and Energy zone at STEMFest - an inspirational three-day exhibition, set to connect more than 3,000 North East schoolchildren to future career options in industries linked with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Rtc North Welcomes Alexa Roditi

Rtc North Welcomes Alexa Roditi

  RTC North has appointed Alexa Roditi to the North East STEM Hub as Events and Programme Coordinator.   

Stemfest To Inspire North East Schoolchildren With Over 40 Companies Exhibiting 

Stemfest To Inspire North East Schoolchildren With Over 40 Companies Exhibiting 

STEMFest is set to return this July, inviting over 3,000 North East schoolchildren to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors at VERTU Motors Arena in Newcastle.

British Science Week – Share Your Activities!

British Science Week – Share Your Activities!

British Science Week, a 10-day celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Cummins Announced As Headline Sponsor For Stemfest 2023

Cummins Announced As Headline Sponsor For Stemfest 2023

Cummins has taken the headline sponsorship for this year’s STEMFest to be held at the beginning of July

Showing Love To Our Colleague Dawn Ross

Showing Love To Our Colleague Dawn Ross

February is the month of love, so RTC is showing Dawn our appreciation for her commitment and dedication to her work which inspires everyone around her.

North East Women In Stem (news) Networking Events

North East Women In Stem (news) Networking Events

These events enable women in the North East working in STEM to share knowledge and insight to facilitate collaboration.

New Year, New Role For Claire Willis

New Year, New Role For Claire Willis

The New Year has brought with it a different role for Claire Willis at the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC North.

Exciting Futures For Stem Team Members

Exciting Futures For Stem Team Members

Janine Marshall from the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC, has eagerly started her new role within the team, becoming Head of Education and Skills.

Stemfest 2023 Sell Out In Less Than 24 Hours

Stemfest 2023 Sell Out In Less Than 24 Hours

STEMFest is returning in 2023 for another year of exciting, hands-on, interactive activities. Coordinated by the North East STEM Hub, the event will take place at the VERTU Motors Arena in Newcastle over 3 days on the 4th, 5th and 6th July 2023.

Team Spotlight: Claire Willis

Team Spotlight: Claire Willis

Meet Claire Willis, STEM Business Development Manager, and find out what a typical day in her role in the North East STEM Hub looks like.

World Championship Fever Takes Hold Of Gateshead Primary School

World Championship Fever Takes Hold Of Gateshead Primary School

A North East school will be representing the UK as they make their way to America in 2023 to compete in the Vex Robotics World Championships.

North East Stem Awards 2022

North East Stem Awards 2022

The North East STEM Awards was held on Friday 11th November 2022 at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. The celebration event was a prestigious ceremony held to recognise North East STEM Ambassadors and STEM organisations who, through their interaction, have inspired, engaged and enthused many young people and their teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) over the past year.

Projects With Pride Sees Record Breaking Numbers!

Projects With Pride Sees Record Breaking Numbers!

Over 400 people attended the record breaking Projects with Pride event earlier this month and the Young Volunteer of the Year Award was sponsored by RTC. 

We Were Delighted, In Collaboration With Redcar And Cleveland College, To Deliver Yet Another Amazing Stemfest Event

We Were Delighted, In Collaboration With Redcar And Cleveland College, To Deliver Yet Another Amazing Stemfest Event

On Thursday 20th October Redcar and Cleveland College welcomed 12 schools and businesses to take part in STEMFest Tees Valley. The STEMFest events hope to inspire and encourage young people to dive into subjects relating to STEM through bringing education and industry together.

A Celebration For Pupils Across The Region Took Place Last Week At Durham University

A Celebration For Pupils Across The Region Took Place Last Week At Durham University

The evening was organised by the North East STEM Hub, delivered by RTC. The motivation behind the North East STEM Hub and Nuffield Research Placements are to inspire the next generation to explore careers in STEM. The placements provide real-life experience which hopes to spark interest and encourage year 12 pupils to investigate subjects relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Nuffield Research Placements Provided for Students over Summer

Nuffield Research Placements Provided for Students over Summer

The North East STEM Hub put 50 Nuffield students into placements this summer. The programme has been a great success, providing valuable hands-on experience to students whilst exposing them to future careers within STEM in the North East.

STEM Hub

STEMFest Tees Valley

10 schools and 10 companies are taking part in STEMFEST Tees Valley this October. The event is a chance to bring education and industry together to inspire and encourage young people from the Redcar and surrounding area to study STEM subjects. 

10 Categories Celebrating Committed People Across the North East at the STEM Awards

10 Categories Celebrating Committed People Across the North East at the STEM Awards

The North East STEM Awards is a prestigious ceremony to be held in November at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. It’s a celebration to recognise North East STEM Ambassadors and STEM organisations who, through their interaction, have inspired, engaged and enthused many young people and their teachers in STEM

STEM Hub

Cyberfirst Programme Hits the North East

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a programme in the North East of England to enhance and expand the region’s cyber skills at every level, including through a world class and diverse cyber profession that inspires and equips future talent.

The Welding Institute Northumbria Branch Dinner 2022

The Welding Institute Northumbria Branch Dinner 2022

The Welding Institute Northumbria Branch Dinner 2022

UK's Largest STEM Education Organisation Partners with Leading Power Technology Company

UK's Largest STEM Education Organisation Partners with Leading Power Technology Company

A PARTNERSHIP between a leading power technology company and the UK’s largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) education organisation will prepare pupils to seize the opportunities provided by the North East’s green industrial revolution.

Bridging the Skills Gap

Bridging the Skills Gap

Last week, the North East STEM HUB took part in Showcase Tees Valley and delivered a Future Skills Workshop.

STEMFest NetZero Gives Platform to 13 Year old Aiming to Inspire Fellow Pupils

STEMFest NetZero Gives Platform to 13 Year old Aiming to Inspire Fellow Pupils

Teenage schoolgirl is latest and youngest inspirational speaker at STEMFest NetZero

Team Spotlight: Josh Minto

Team Spotlight: Josh Minto

Meet Josh Minto, Education Relationship Manager, and find out what a typical day in his role in the North East STEM Hub looks like.