Science & Medicine

Home Sector Profiles Science & Medicine
Look into any number of classrooms around the country where technology and sciences are taught, and you may find only one girl among a room of boys. 
We've heard plenty about efforts to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics - or STEM - a more diverse space and one that appeals to tomorrow's bright minds. Are they working? Jamie Morton talked to one of our best known role models for science, University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.
WOWZA'S! Tomorrow night, Henry Chen will be honoured in a ceremony at Eden Park as New Zealand's top overall student in the Cambridge international exams for 2017, and top in the world for A-level physics.
Today is both an exciting and threatening time to begin to study for a degree. By Lawrence Watt
The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building, incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities, was officially opened on 27 July.

Women in science

For the third year running the MacDiarmid Institute will be hosting a free lecture in Whanganui, this time giving an insight into an industry "dominated by males".
No need to go red about turning red - Science explains
When you speak with Marina Kamel, you get a real sense of the enthusiasm she has for dentistry.
As the senior lecturer in Marine Biology and Marine Biology programme director at Victoria University of Wellington, James Bell – marine biologist – splits his time between academic research and teaching future marine biologists.
Tegan Evans couldn’t imagine doing anything else for her career. After growing up loving all things to do with the ocean, she wasn’t too sure what to do after school, so went straight into studying science and the University of Auckland.


The Voice Australia coaches, get taught the Haka

A Kiwi woman has taught The Voice Australia judges the haka during her audition on the Australian singing competition show.