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Education
Startup bringing STEM workshops to more schools with Mercedes win
MindKits was established in December 2008 after seeing a lack of support for New Zealanders in learning robotics and physical computing.
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Gaming
Kiwi media design project, Girls in Games, celebrates its 5th birthday
The project introduces young women to creating simple 2D or 3D games using GameMaker...
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Polytechnics
Initiative gets more Kiwis pursuing engineering educations
"Engineers help build the infrastructure that makes up our modern world. New Zealand needs more engineers to meet the growing demand."
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Climate change
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
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Technology in schools
Tairua School builds problem-solving skills with TaiTECH
"The possibilities are almost limitless and we are very excited to see how this programme develops and evolves over the coming months."
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STEM
Science is alive and well in South Auckland schools
"The projects are fantastically diverse – from building useful structures out of recycled plastic to designing better school ‘houses’ for wētā."
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Polytechnics
Polytechnics to play key role in science skills shortage
"There is a significant mismatch between the knowledge and skills acquired through tertiary education to those needed in employment."
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Robotics
Programmer ignites students' creative spark with game design
"Lighting a spark. Seeing kids take to the idea of making games & watching them come up with lots of neat ideas and concepts and drawings for games."
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University of Otago
Nelson biology students work with scientists in the field
"It’s great for students who are making decisions around their careers to spend time in a working lab environment. This is real science in context."
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Women in Technology
You're invited: Young women get to work with tech mentors
Want to encourage young women in our schools to pursue STEM and exciting careers in the tech sector? ShadowTech Day will help them meet their mentors
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Nikki Kaye
Education Minister announces funding to draw STEM teachers
"This Government is continuing to invest heavily in our children’s futures and we have proven our commitment to transforming the education system."
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Chatbots
Math trail sets Waikato on learning journey with bot buddy
New educational trail enables people to recognise and be intrigued by the mathematics all around them. Opening their eyes to maths and its usefulness.
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Careers
STEM degrees set students up for serious salaries
"STEM graduates with a Bachelor's degree or above change jobs less than other graduate groups, but are more likely to end up in high paying industries
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Nikki Kaye
South Island youth set to benefit from $100k investment
The Government and Ngai Tahu Funds will each invest $50,000 to support a range of programmes, including skills development in STEM subjects.
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Women in Technology
Govt's new online tool to help Kiwi girls & women into STEM careers
“This tool is a small but significant way we can work to turn this around, ensuring young girls can more easily find clear ways in STEM fields."
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Microsoft
STEM learning flourishes in world of flipped learning
What teachers can do today was unimaginable just a few years ago.
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Technology in schools
Palmerston North City Council launches Tech Challenge
Palmerston North City Council has launched a new programme to encourage young people to become excited about science, technology, engineering & maths.
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STEM
Game-based learning to flourish, report says
The tech research company says that game-based learning enables students to experience the situation from close quarters
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Education New Zealand
IT a top earning degree for Kiwi students
“The highest earning qualifications include health-related fields, engineering and information technology.”
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STEM
Hutt Valley, or Technology Valley?
“I’m encouraging businesses to get behind the Hutt STEMM Festival 2016 and help show off ‘Technology Valley’ to the world.”
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Steven Joyce
More graduates completing STEM-related qualifications
"Producing more engineering, ICT and science graduates will help alleviate actual and potential skill shortages in these key areas.”
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Cisco
Cisco Australia employees give kids tech boost
"Cisco employees are already inspiring students to think about how they can be part of creating and using technology to solve real world solutions."
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Minecraft
Microsoft and Code.org tap Minecraft to get kids coding
Kids are being encouraged to get into coding through a game many love - Minecraft - with Microsoft unveiling an online Minecraft coding tutorial.
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Caltex
More than 200 schools put hand up for Caltex Fuel Your School initiative
"Our increasingly hi-tech economy will only continue to rely on more people with the skills to make a difference."