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Sci-tech Fest

Catalyst Charitable Trust

Engaging Queenstown students in science and technology by supporting them to investigate a topic of their choice, focussed around “Future Queenstown”, culminating in a week long sci-tech festival in September 2016.

Project details

  • Otago
  • Technology
  • Science

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$8,495.00 excl. GST (2016)
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Maker/Creator outside the classroom

Masterton Library

Engaging children in technology based creator projects using design software and employing STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) principles to produce an outcome that demonstrates the impact of science and technology on their lives.

Organised by

Masterton Library

Project details

  • Wellington
  • Engineering
  • Creative arts
  • Technology

Project duration

February 2017 - December 2017

Funding awarded

$12,400.00 excl. GST (2017)
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Down the Drain

The project team will examine mitigating the effects of storm water from 3 major drains on the water quality of Lake Wanaka using restoration science and further targeted monitoring and education.

Organised by

The Touchstone Project

Project details

  • Otago
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Freshwater
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Environment

Project duration

July 2018 - June 2019

Funding awarded

$17,363.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Wi-DemystiFied

Students will analyse wireless connectivity around a given location and develop a plan to improve the quality of the network, then apply what they have learnt to the bigger question of solving region-wide connectivity issues in Taranaki.

Organised by

Massey University

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Computing and robotics
  • Technology

Project duration

May 2018 - June 2019

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Electric Vehicle Battery Health: applying citizen science to check corporate specs

Drivers of 32 Nissan Leafs will be monitoring their electric vehicles using automatic data recording and upload equipment, to test a hypothesis that overheating causes accelerated degradation of battery energy holding capacity and range.

Organised by

Flip the Fleet

Project details

  • Otago
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Technology
  • Environment

Project duration

June 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Te Hiku Noho Taiao Matariki

Tirairaka Limited

Highlighting perspectives of the taiao and science to encourage rangatahi interest and involvement in science and technology at school to stimulate thinking about their contribution as leaders/kaitiaki and to promote science career paths.

Organised by

Tirairaka Limited

Project details

  • Northland
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$20,775.00 excl. GST (2016)
Unlocking Curious Minds