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Would you know what to do in an emergency? Practice your CPR and find out about our Youth Programme, how to learn First Aid and what it is like to work in Emergency Medicine.

School to Skies is offering young women the chance to spend a week at the Royal New Zealand Air Force camp, to experience pulling apart a plane or picking up a welder for the first time. Come and experience STEM with NZDF.

Set this kinetic sculpture in motion to explore how our decisions affect the world around us. Beautiful cyclic patterns or jumbled chaos? Where is the tipping point?

Build mountains and make it rain. Get interactive with our augmented reality sandbox, create topographical maps and land formations and talk with our engineers and scientists who are working in Geo engineering and environmental sciences!

STEM Debate Series 2019: Does having too much empathy constrain good science? To mark Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday, 8th October, we held our second STEM Debate which was kindly sponsored by Zespri International.  The event was enthusiastically organised by Jackie Evans, Head of Research at Comvita and held...

Join us in an incredible experience walking through Cancer Society’s “colossal colon” (a giant inflatable bowel). Guided by Aspire2 International’s Health Services Management students, you will increase your knowledge about the signs and symptoms of cancer and also learn about healthy lifestyles. This is a very interactive experience and...

STEM Challenge Day

Last Wednesday 18th September, I had the absolute privilege of being a STEM Champion and MC at the very first STEM Challenge Day in Tauranga. This STEM Challenge Day was a fringe event of the main Tauranga STEM Festival which will be held on Durham Street on Saturday 12th...

On Tuesday 10th September saw the first event in our STEM Debate Series which is kindly sponsored by Zespri International. It was organised and hosted by STEMFest 2019 sponsor and friends at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and also formed part of Wiki O Te Reo Māori – Māori...

Team STEMFest were in full play mode at last weekend’s Canvas Career Expo held at Tauranga’s Trustpower Arena.  Hundreds of visitors, from toddlers to grandparents, stopped by the interactive stand to learn about STEMFest Tauranga and the exciting opportunities to interact with new technologies being developed right here in...

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world...

Beca is one of the largest employee-owned engineering and related consultancy services companies in the Asia-Pacific. They have 20 offices across the Asia Pacific region – eight of them in New Zealand. Beca provides engineering and related consultancy services including architecture, planning, project and cost management, land information, valuations...

Meet our megabyte sponsors who are supporting us in 2019. Stratus Blue, Cucumber, Grace Team Accounting, PlantTech, MacDiamid Institute for Advanced Materials and Naotechnology, ProjectBox, EnigmaticGlobal, Xero, Eurofins, ACG Tauranga, and Comvita.

On Thursday 23rd May 2019, we had the pleasure of inviting our STEMFest whānau, sponsors, supporters, and friends to an official launch event. We were fortunate enough to have the evening hosted at the lovely Beca Group offices in Tauranga. Our guests starting arriving around 5pm and pretty soon...

Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – CSW63 Side Event 12 Mar 2019 –  There are low numbers of women accessing tertiary education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics worldwide. This means fewer women in Technology and...

Saturday 12th October 2019. Come and meet the inspiring scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians behind some of today’s coolest ideas and innovations! A celebration that is designed to engage and inspire the whole whānau and community, for children, young people, and adults. Subscribe to our mailing list to be...

Maths Craft NZ

Maths Craft New Zealand is a non-profit initiative founded in 2016 and run by mathematicians Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson together with the rest of the Maths Craft Team. We are passionate about engaging the public with mathematics through craft. Our aim is to show young and...

House of Science

House of Science is passionate about inspiring young New Zealanders’ interest in science through tangible learning experiences. We are a charitable trust providing quality science resources to schools and professional learning for teachers to promote positive engagement with science in all its forms.

STEMFest Fringe Events

Alongside the main festival day, we are planning on bringing a series of supporting fringe events to compliment the main day. STEM Challenge Day- Designed for primary and secondary school aged children and home-ed community. STEM Diversity Debate- An open debate with homegrown and international high profile STEM champions and...

Marketplace

STEM Marketplace will be a maker environment to buy and sell innovative ideas, bringing you all the cool STEM products and goodies to help people of all ages in their STEM adventure. If you are interested in bringing your products to the festival, please contact us for more information.

We are looking for help with the preparations in the weeks leading up to the event and also on the day itself. If you can spare some time to help in the following areas, we would love to hear from you! Social media ninja We want to make sure...