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2007 Teacher Fellowships Awards Announced

*2007 Teacher Fellowships Awards** Announced *

Research Science and Technology Minister Hon Steve Maharey will announce the 2007 Science Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowships on Wednesday evening. Many of the 54 Teacher Fellowship recipients have travelled from all over New Zealand to be at the parliamentary event.

Over the next year these teachers will take time off from the classroom to investigate topics ranging from modern cheese-making to search and rescue statistics; magma under New Zealand’s crust to sustainable building; and the biodiversity of 90 Mile Beach to the ancient Greek contribution to modern science.

Established in 1994 by the Government and administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand, The New Zealand Science Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowships offer primary and secondary teachers of the sciences, mathematics, social sciences and technology the opportunity to improve their teaching through experience in technological or scientific practice.

During their fellowship, teachers are able to fully immerse themselves in the discovery of knowledge or the transformation of it into useful products or systems and become more skilled in the communication of science and technology. Whatever they do, the evidence shows that the teachers return to the classroom and their students rejuvenated and inspired. They pass that inspiration and enthusiasm on to their students.

*2007 Science Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowships*

Kate Norton, Point View School, Auckland, The diverse cultures of Orca

Allan Smith, Nayland College, Nelson, Evaluating estuary Health

Christine O'Connor, Christchurch Girls' High School, Cemeteries and their stories

Jacqueline Wells , Dunedin North Intermediate, DNA: Nature's method of Bar Coding

Warren Blake, Waimea College, Nelson, From Industry to School Workshop - Absolutely everything Plastic

Sue Haywood, Senior College of New Zealand, Auckland, The Contribution of Ancient Greece to Modern Mathematics & Science

Helen McCallum, Waimea Intermediate, Nelson, 5+ A Day the Technology Way

Hazel McIntosh, Kamo High School, Whangarei, Learning about Science at Work in the World

Ros Currie, Puhinui School, Auckland, Bringing History Alive

Martin Dodge, Balclutha School, From Paddock to Port

Peter Horne, West End School, New Plymouth, Power to the People - Sustainable Energy Generation in Taranaki

Joesph Khan, Rangitoto College, Auckland, NZ's Agricultural & Industrial Past

Janet Murdoch, Welbourn School, New Plymouth, The Railway Leads to Welbourn

Lindsay Smith, Epsom Girls' Grammar School, Auckland, Statistics in Action

Elaine Kannan, John Paul College, Rotorua, Impact of Pollen on Nitrogen contribution to Lake Rotorua

Keith Machin, Rangi Ruru Girls' School, Christchurch, Exploration Geophysics

Kevin Tranter, Aranui High School, Christchurch, Biodiversity recording systems

Graeme Ball, Northcote College, Auckland, The 'Albertlanders' - from Lincolnshire to Matakohe

Ian Landreth, Port Chalmers School, Dunedin, Newspapers yesterday and today

Greg Preston, Burnside High School, Christchurch, Using a neural network for short term, local wind forecasting

Rebecca Roberts, Howick College, Auckland, Food - A Fulfilling Future

Colin Redpath, Waimea College, Nelson, Coastal processes in Tasman Bay

Sandra Talbett, Hillcrest High School, Hamilton, The Ascent Dynamics of Rhyolite Magmas

Angela McKee, Sacred Heart College, Napier, Technological practice: The food basket of Hawke's Bay (Te Rourouo Heretaunga)

Barbara Adcock, Motueka High School, Search and Rescue: Lost person behaviour and terrain analysis

Shona Bain, Blue Mountain College, Gore, Hands on agriculture

Gayle Britten, Rutherford College, Auckland, What do mathematicians really do?

David Clare, Christchurch Girls' High School, The exploration and settlement of Polynesia

Manoj Daji, Onehunga High School, Auckland, Building an enterprise culture

Simon Dench, Hillcrest High School, Hamilton, Representing landscapes: Imaging and Imagining the Waikato

Paul Dine, St John's College, Hastings, The impact of wastewater discharges into the sea

Shirley Dudli, Fairfield College, Hamilton, CO2 in the Atmosphere and Ocean

Stephanie Eddy, Botany Downs Secondary College, Auckland, GIS in social sciences

Wendy Folkard, Tangaroa College, Auckland, Zostera- is this sea grass good for us?

Sonya Galbraith, St Mary's School (Northcote), Auckland, Visual patterns in nature

Barbara Hall, Kaitaia Intermediate, Kaitaia, The bio-diversity of 90 Mile Beach

Derek Hemming, Timaru Boys' High School, Building design and construction in 2007

Joanne Hutt, Shirley Boys' High School, Banks Peninsula, Cheese making: Age old biotechnology in modern times

Derek MacLeod, Collingwood Area School, Takaka, Sea shore birds of Golden Bay

Ken Ross, Nelson College, The benefit of a pest free environment on the Brunner Peninsula

Leigh Steel, Pigeon Mountain School, Auckland, An environmental monitoring programme for Enviroschools

Peter Tilley, Geraldine High School, Sustainable buildings, their design and technological systems

Willem van den Ende, Burnside High School, Christchurch, Aquatic plants in Christchurch river systems

Bill Peacock, Northcote College, Auckland, Estimation of evolutionary rates from ancient DNA

Eric Alexander, Northland College, Ko nga Maunga nga Poupou: Heroes to be proud of

Warren Field, Greytown School, The Mauri of Papawai-Mangarara Stream

Alan Wylie, Kelston Boys' High School, Auckland, ICT in graphics and technology: school towards industry

Wendy Du Toit, Windsor School, Christchurch, Rangiora's lost ties - the link with Dorking

Janine Maclarn, Cambridge High School, Ecological stories of the Maungatautari Ecological Island

Karen Kennedy, Cashmere High School, Christchurch, "Technological practice" in practice

Gail Porter, Freyberg High School, Palmerston North, Tuatara Conservation

Anne Pouwels, St Andrew's Middle School, Hamilton, Linking statistical enquiries and scientific investigations

Robert Williams, Wairarapa College, Masterton, Ice signals of climate change

Pearl Yeo, Diocesan School For Girls, Auckland, Multimedia in action - experiencing technology in the real world


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