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STEMFest Exhibitors 2022

Biosecurity New Zealand – Showcase of Biosecurity in action from Plant Viruses to Marine Pests and understanding the pathways that are our greatest risk of an entry into New Zealand.

House of Science NZ – Often it’s easy to miss what’s going on around us – especially on a smaller microscopic level. Come explore the details of everyday objects and discover the intricacies and beauty that lay within.

EVolocity – A showcase of a finalist team’s cart for a nationwide EV building competition! Our display is an electric cart built by high school students for a nationwide engineering competition. It is built for racing, and has to take into account several race types centred around manoeuvrability, economy,...

UBCO – A chance to see and learn about the iconic and locally engineered UBCO 2X2, and hear about the exciting things our team are doing in awesome careers.

Ministry of Inspiration – NZAquaBots is New Zealand’s only underwater robotics programme. At this workshop, participants will be able to design engineer at ‘hackabot’ to complete a challenge underwater! Can you collect kai? Can you save the trapped dolphin? Test your skills and see if you can! Microbots –...

STEM Wana Trust – Bubble blowing is a fun example of chemistry! We invite visitors to experiment with homemade giant bubble wands and discover a bit of math, engineering, and science (chemistry and physics) as well as having lots of fun.

STEM Wana Trust x Rebecca Prestidge – Science at home! A fun and interactive workshop where we bring the science lab to you where you become the scientist and participate in different experiments that are not only science but can also be done at home using items you will...

Seismocity Ltd – Aotearoa New Zealand experiences many earthquake each and every day! Fortunately we don’t feel most of them and only a very few are strong enough to cause damage. But scientists have networks that can catch all of them. Come and listen to the Earth rumble! You’ll...

Geoscience Society of New Zealand – Come and discover what makes volcanoes tick. Play the Magma Pop game to crystallise different minerals out of a magma, then play with real volcanic rocks to find out what makes them different and why some of them even float on water.

Geoscience Society of New Zealand – Come and design your own dynamic 3D landscape in our augmented reality sandbox. Generate virtual rain to learn why lakes, rivers and oceans form where they do, experiment with making new mountains and landmasses, and see where the water flows when you make...

GoTo Car Share – Come and explore the fleet and discover more about EVs. Car sharing isn’t only convenient it’s also transforming how many people commute while benefiting our environment. It provides significant financial and social benefits offering forward-thinking public transport solutions to the parking problem in any modern...

Western Bay Wildlife Trust – Learn all about our local seabirds and shorebirds and the work we do to protect them! Find out how we undertake scientific monitoring and have a go at weighing and measuring kororā/little blue penguins.

Tauranga City Libraries – We offer so much more than just books! Come and see us at STEMFest 2022 to get a grasp on what your local library has to offer. We’ll let you know about our ePlatforms, subsidised broadband, coding classes, makerspace, and computer lessons not to mention...

Super Humanics Ltd – Making so many STEM ideas come to life. ‘How to’ built in advice and projects with the tools to make it happen. practical tools, media and equipment. The Tinker Cart, made EF Furniture Ltd, is a mobile STEM resource toolbox. It contains machinery like a...

School to Skies NZDF – Have you ever wondered how a plane flies? Or would you rather have your feet planted firmly on the ground? The Royal New Zealand Air Force -School to Skies team are showcasing the many aviation STEM career pathways on offer through their hands on...

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research lead the research and development of remote sensing of the terrestrial environment in New Zealand. Working in this space since the 1970’s, it is no surprise that our research teams are at the forefront of developing and implementing cutting edge technologies and methods to monitor and...

Cool Bananas – A make-and-take station, where kids can create a ‘U.F.O. Spinner’ (Unidentified Fidgeting Object) out of things that can’t be recycled, as a reminder of sustainability.