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SouthSci

Auckland STEM Alliance

Auckland STEM Alliance
Growing a community united by science

The Auckland STEM Alliance brings together businesses, educators and government to support the development of an Auckland society with a strong focus on science and technology. Members of the Alliance work together to support activities that engage the Auckland community at all levels, creating a hub of scientific innovation, and a wider community that embraces science in everyday life.

Through the activities of the Alliance, we aim to increase participation in STEM learning at primary school, and participation in STEM subjects at secondary and tertiary education levels in Auckland, supporting the development of a relevantly trained workforce to meet future business needs. We anticipate this will have a knock-on effect of increasing the level of scientific understanding across the whole Auckland community and allow Aucklanders to engage in informed discussion on science-related issues.

The Auckland STEM Alliance aims to advocate for, and facilitate the connection of communities and science businesses in the Auckland region for locally employed, science-skilled youth of today, in the future.

Since early 2015, the Auckland STEM Alliance has been focussing on its flagship project, SouthSci - the Participatory Science Platform, South Auckland pilot; co-hosted with COMET Auckland.

cometauckland.org.nz/SouthSci | Twitter & Instagram @SouthSci

In early 2017, the Alliance will be shifting focus to building a robust local network amongst the STEM community in the wider Auckland region. Get in touch if you’d like to be involved!

STEM@cometauckland.org.nz | 09 307 2101