Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Auckland Students Get Chance to Experience Science

Auckland, 5 July - From testing taste buds to creating computer games, an exciting school holiday programme is giving Auckland students the chance to experience science, technology and innovation first hand.

Part of the New Zealand Innovation Festival 2004 ( ) and developed jointly by UNITEC, MIT and AUT, the Sci-Tech Experience ( ) is a three-day holiday programme for year 11 (fifth form) students giving them the chance to experience the real life application of science to industry, and raising awareness of career options in the
innovative science fields.

The 14 hands-on workshops from 6-8 July at Unitec New Zealand, MIT, and AUT's Auckland campuses give students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, from creating personalised computer games or evaluating the tastes of potential food crops, to experimenting with the chemical transformations of elements or investigating human anatomy and physiology using specialised medical equipment.

Other courses include: Electronic Engineering, Food Technology, Boat Design, Applied Maths, CAD for Construction, Fresh Water Ecology, Haematology, Marine Ecology, and Structural Engineering.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news