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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

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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SMART Dome Project

Society for Maori Astronomy Research and Traditions

Engaging and exciting Maori youth (18 years and younger) through an outreach programme that introduces astronomical concepts, space travel, and physics to provide an exciting platform to engage our rangitahi.

Project details

  • Northland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • Canterbury
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Computing and robotics
  • Engineering
  • Space
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$150,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
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Roboshops – Robotics workshops for kids

University of Waikato

Offering 7-11 year old students in low decile and/or Kura Kaupapa or full or partial immersion primary schools in the Hamilton region the opportunity to attend after school workshops where they learn about robotics and basic coding.

Organised by

University of Waikato

Project details

  • Waikato
  • Computing and robotics
  • Technology

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
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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)
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Robots In Schools

Technology in Schools Education Trust

In-school and out-of-class programmes involving contextual learning techniques using Robots, which primary school-age children design, build and program to perform a range of STEM related objectives.

Organised by

Technology in Schools Education Trust

Project details

  • Hawkes Bay
  • Computing and robotics
  • Technology

Project duration

May 2016 - March 2017

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
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