STEMFest is back on the 2nd October 2022!

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The Great InsectBot Mission

Competition closes 9 August 2022

Step into a NASA engineer’s shoes to design and create a robot, inspired from insects’ unique characteristics, with the capability of surviving on Mars and win an exclusive tour at the Rocket Lab facilities. Competition for rangatahi in New Zealand aged between 10 and 16 years old.

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New Zealand’s young innovators have been set a mission of creating an InsectBot capable of surviving on Mars for the chance to win an exclusive VIP tour of the Rocket Lab facilities. The Great InsectBot Mission Competition is being led by STEM Wana Trust ahead of Tauranga STEM Festival,...

STEM Wana Trust were proud to host the official STEMFest Launch Party on Thursday 7th July 2022. Board Trustee Amanda Crowther welcomed sponsors, friends at Basestation and Tinkd Makerspace for an evening of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The organising team were delighted to share our exciting highlights for...

Look at what we got up to at the first STEMFest...

Over 3,500 visitors, 40+ exhibitors and hands-on activities for all ages.

STEMFest scoops TECT Community Award for Event Excellence

STEM Wana Trust were honored to be nominated along with several amazing organisations:  Katikati Festival of Cultures, Pasifika in the Bay Festival, Tauranga Fringe Village Festival, and Tarnished Frocks and Divas for the Event Excellence Award.

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