It is still the case that women, disabled people and those from ethnic-minorities or socially-disadvantaged groups are consistently underrepresented, particularly at senior levels, in science and engineering. On the basis of equality alone, any barriers to individuals, or groups, entering and succeeding in science and engineering should be removed. With an annual shortfall of 40,000 STEM skilled workers, there is also an economic need to improve diversity in STEM in the UK.
Our work focuses on keeping diversity in STEM high on the political agenda, monitoring the state of diversity in STEM education and the workforce, and advocating for policies and actions that will contribute to improving diversity in STEM.
10 November 2017
At the end of Tomorrow’s Engineer’s week Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Royal Academy of Engineering, reflects on the future focus for the sector.
26 September 2017
Suw Charman-Anderson sets out how the ‘Ada Lovelace Day’ online careers fair can help connect women with employers to help tackle our skills shortage in STEM industries
15 May 2017
In a new briefing ahead of the 2017 General Election, CaSE sets the benefits of science and engineering and describes what a thriving environment for research and innovation would look like.
08 December 2016
We should re-define excellence in education if we are serious about closing gender gap in STEM, argues Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of the WISE campaign