STEM It Up!

What is STEM it Up!

STEM it up! is a newly launched resource booklet aimed at encouraging Pacific secondary school students into STEM subjects. STEM stands for Science, Techonlogy, Engineering and Maths.

The story follows a young man called Toa as he teaches his friends about the benefits of STEM subjects and how Pacific people use STEM in their cultural practices.

Download the booklet (PDF, 3.3MB)

Science

In SCIENCE we try to understand our natural world. We ask questions, make predictions, and do experiments. We INVESTIGATE!

These Pacific People are STEMMING IT UP in Science:

Captain Constantine Zombos  - PILOT

"STEM subjects are important and awesome!"

Doctor Lupe Taumoepeau - VASCULAR SURGEON

"A career in medicine is fulfilling, challenging and a way to serve the community."

Helen Woolner - CHEMICAL SCIENTIST

"Science is about discovering new things."

 

Amy Maslen Miller - PLANT PATHOLOGIST

"Pacific people are the OG's of Science."

 

Technology

In TECHNOLOGY we make things that benefit our world. We use tools, create products, and try things out. We INVENT!

These Pacific People are STEMMING IT UP in Technology:

Jasmin George Hewett - COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

"Don't be afraid to dream big and be creative with what you dream about."

 

Keu Iorangi - TECH ACTIVATOR"

"Pacific people have been innovators since way back in the day."

Rio Hunuki-Hemopo - GAME DESIGNER

"I love bringing my culture and history into the world of game design."

Ali Cowley - COMPUTER ANIMATION

"STEM subjects help you create cool worlds with your artistic skills."

 

Engineering

In ENGINEERING we find out how things work in our world. We design and build, test things out and solve problems. We INNOVATE!

These Pacific People are STEMMING IT UP in Engineering:

Karina Kaufusi - STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

"STEM subjects are exciting because they help us understand how things work."

Jayden Key - CIVIL ENGINEER

"Pasifika people bring fresh new ideas to the table."

Engie Matene - SOFTWARE ENGINEER

"Pacific people have a unique way of thinking that adds value to technology."

 Bernadette Robertson - ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

"Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone."

 

Maths

In MATHS we study the patterns and relationships between things in our world. We observe, calculate and find solutions. We CONNECT!

These Pacific People are STEMMING IT UP in Maths:

Lisa Tai - DATA ANALYST

"STEM subjects help you think logically and problem solve."

Tuakana Metuarau - LECTURER IN DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS

"Pacific people add another voice to the creative world. Take the STEM challenge."

Peleti Oli-Alainu'uese - BUSINESSMAN

"Now that I run my own business, I know how important Maths is!"

Malakamu Lakatani - MUSICIAN

"Pacific people are clever at Maths."

 

 
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