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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

QuakeCraft: Natural Hazard Resilient Housing

University of Canterbury

QuakeCraft: Earthquake Resilient Housing is a fun and innovative project based learning initiative, which encouraged year 10 students to design, build, customise, and test their own pop-up sustainable model house.

Organised by

University of Canterbury

Project details

  • Northland
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Canterbury
  • Engineering
  • Creative arts

Project duration

February 2017 - December 2017

Funding awarded

$81,526.00 excl. GST (2017)
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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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RoboPa

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

RoboPa is a maker-space where Maori youth can access technologies, code and equipment. Participants will engage in computational tasks designed to challenge them to solve problems in a team environment.

Organised by

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Project details

  • Bay of Plenty
  • Engineering
  • Computing and robotics
  • Technology

Project duration

February 2017 - December 2017

Funding awarded

$26,086.96 excl. GST (2017)
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Science & Technology Camp 2017

Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Royal Society of NZ

Hands-on workshops focused around geology, bridge engineering and horticulture for Year 7 & 8 students, where they will learn about the application of STEM in their community and NZ.

Organised by

Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Project details

  • Hawkes Bay
  • Earth sciences
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture/ Food

Project duration

February 2017 - July 2017

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2017)
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Hello Café: Engineering with a Human Touch

Massey University

Providing relaxed, funky, inspiring, collaborative spaces facilitated by professional women engineers for girls aged 10 to 13 year to develop engineering solutions for problems faced by communities around the world.

Organised by

Massey University

Project details

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$132,163.00 excl. GST (2016)
Unlocking Curious Minds