For the third consecutive year the School of Engineering is inviting secondary school students, particularly those in years 10-13, to come and visit us for a busy day of engineering challenges. We want our E2 attendees to leave feeling excited about engineering as an option for them, and to get a good idea of what to expect while studying engineering at the University of Waikato.
Engineering New Zealand
Engineering New Zealand is a non-profit organisation which promotes the integrity and interests of its members, the profession and the industry. ENZ have a wide variety of information on their website for anyone wanting to learn more about Engineering including resources, news, events and much more. Seven of our BE (Hons) programmes are also accredited by ENZ.
Science Learning Hub
The Science Learning Hub is based right here at the University of Waikato. It helps to connect scientists with students, teachers and the wider community. With almost 10,000 STEM resources available, it is sure to help enrich teaching and learning. Staff from the SLH were involved in developing content for the new Home Learning/Papa Kāinga TV channels launched in April 2020 to help students learn amidst Covid-19.
Engineering e2e Pathways Project
The Engineering Education to Employment (Engineering e2e ) Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Project aims to increase the number of Level 6 and 7 engineering graduates in New Zealand. e2e ensures that New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for lifelong success through providing thousands of courses to hundreds of thousands of learners.
WECA is the Waikato Engineering Careers Association; an incorporated non-profit organisation, funded by members. WECA was formed in 2003 by Hamilton companies concerned at a shortage of skilled engineers. WECA fosters a vibrant and sustainable engineering sector by attracting and developing engineers for the future.
Evolocity is a charitable organisation educating kiwis on the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles while growing youth interest in technology and engineering. Secondary school students design and build electric vehicles with access to tutors at the build camps. The students then compete in performance, innovation, design and communication.
STEM Festival / Challenge
STEM Fest is a series of community based events which culminates in a main STEM celebration annually in October. The Trust is passionate about giving our tamariki the opportunities to become creative and passionate learners so they can be the leaders of tomorrow. The STEM challenge, usually held in September, gives the students the chance to experience an exciting day of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Wonder Project
The Wonder Project is Engineering New Zealand’s free programme for schools, designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). With different challenges aimed at different year levels, it is sure to spark interest in your students and have them excited for a future career in STEM.
EPro8 gives students around New Zealand the chance to take part in a range of exciting and engaging challenges. With an assortment of different equipment, there are endless possibilities to test their skills. Teams have the opportunity to choose which challenges to complete in order to score the most points and the team with the most points taking home the win.
PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive simulations hosts free interactive math and science simulations. These are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery. This is the perfect platform to develop an understanding of physics basics and much more.
Just the Job
Just the job is a one-stop shop for anyone who is looking to venture into a new (or existing) career path. With a multitude of resources including a vast array of videos, you're sure to be inspired. Click here to have a look at their engineering page or visit their Youtube channel which showcases a wide variety of engineering careers.