We’re Demystifying the Sci across the Waikato & Bay of Plenty!
“Science Spinners” is our youth engagement project supporting our vulnerable communities and lower decile high schools with a priority focus on our Maori/Pasifika students to:
- Ignite an interest in Science and STEM subjects to build a higher level of scientific literacy and grow our pool of critical thinkers
- Build aspirations for higher academic achievement by better Informing our youth on STEM subjects and the application in real-life context
- Uncover the exciting world of Science/STEM careers to help boost STEM vocational aspirations
Established in 2015 with funding from MBIE Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund, we are the home of Waikato’s first original “hands-on Science/STEM rotational programme”, Science Spinners now offers three fully interactive 1-day programmes for Yr 9-13 students.
Led by Kudos scientists, Industry professionals and Digi-Tech experts across a multitude of science disciplines, our programmes focus on interactive engagement, hands-on learning and PBL in “real life” context, relevant to challenges our students are facing at home & school, their environments and communities.
This entirely FREE programme is run annually as a massive event under one roof at the Claudelands EXPO centre and each year brings together even more students, industry and scientists to connect!
Up to 70 scientists and STEM professionals, 45 science, innovation and tech organisations, up to 600 students from nearly 30 high schools will take part in our 2022 event run over 4 days. Places are limited, with some schools operating a ballot system to attend this entirely FREE event.