Celebrating Pacific success in STEM
The Ministry recently lent its financial support to this year’s Manawatu’s Science and Technology Fair in their quest to encourage more students to participate in areas of learning that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The purpose of the fair is to encourage creative thinking, innovation and enthusiasm in Science within the Manawatu region.
This year projects included prize winners for the Vaka Excellence Awards and Pasifika Theme Awards, which attracted many inspiring young Pacific students.
The Ministry supports many worthwhile projects relating to STEM, recognising more skilled people are needed with creative and problem solving skills, and encourages more young people to study STEM subjects.
Earlier this year, nine Pacific students were awarded Government scholarships under the Ministry’s Toloa Tertiary Scholarships, enabling them to pursue STEM subjects at a tertiary level.
Many STEM occupations have high projections for future growth in New Zealand.
The 2017 Manawatu’s Science and Technology Fair was held at Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North.
A list of award winners can be found here.
Congratulations to all prize winners.