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STEM skills vital to NZ’s future – Steven Joyce

John Kerr posted in on February 1st, 2016.

Writing in the Dominion Post, Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce lays out the case for a skilled workforce – especially in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) sector. An excerpt (read in full here): Getting people with more skills vital to our future Beyond the current fog of misinformation around about trade deals […]

What do Kiwis think of science? – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 4th, 2014.

New Zealanders rate science highly and consider it important for the country’s international competitiveness, improving health and preserving the environment, according to a new nationwide survey. The Public Attitudes Towards Science and Technology Survey, released today, examines how everyday New Zealanders engage with science and technology, and how it impacts their lives. The survey, involving […]

Strategic plan to foster curious minds

John Kerr posted in on July 29th, 2014.

A new report from the government lays out a plan to encourage and enable a more science-literate and aware society. A Nation of Curious Minds: He Whenua Hirihi I te Mahara – is the blueprint for the Science in Society Project which came out of the National Science Challenges. The project called on the government […]

Education at the core of science literacy – Gluckman

John Kerr posted in on November 28th, 2013.

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, has written about the role of science in society in a new blog posting. His comments follow the announcement of a unique joint education-science sector plan to lift engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across New Zealand. An excerpt (read in […]

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