5 April 2016: STEMpreneurs Guest Speaker Series Presents Nick Pattison, STEM Science & Innovation Hub Director, Rongomai School
STEMpreneurs Guest Speaker Series Presents:
STEM Science & Innovation Hub Director, Rongomai School
"Nick is this passionate maverick who keeps getting grants like a magician pulling rabbits out of a hat"
Think you lack the experience to start something? Let Nick Pattison and his primary school students show you how it's done.
Join us as we welcome Nick to share the unfolding story of starting up a STEM immersion programme for an enthusiastic group of primary school students. Nick will talk about the satisfaction of training young people to become future STEM leaders, and this will be a stimulating talk from someone passionate about their work. We can't wait to hear what Nick has to say!
"As the world around is rapidly changing, so is our approach to learning. S.T.E.M will open a new dimension to learning focusing on project based, inquiry learning using a range of technologies whilst still teaching the fundamentals of education (Reading, Writing and Math). Our S.T.E.M idea is to ensure we 'Educate to Innovate'." --Nick Pattison
Andrew McPherson — Former Engineer and now CEO at Experieco, Organiser of NZ Big Data Meetup
Frances Valintine — Founder & Chairperson, The Mind Lab
Andrew Patterson — Presenter, NBR Radio at National Business Review
Dan Khan — Corporate Innovation & New Venture Development Specialist
STEMpreneurs brings influential STEM entrepreneurs and technology leaders to AUT to share their experience starting ventures as STEM graduates, helping students onto the path to becoming successful job creators.
Last year's speakers:
Mark Mackay, Co-founder of Orcon Internet,
Josh Daniell, Head of Platform and Investor Growth at Snowball Effect
Dr. Jonathan Currie, AUT engineering graduate and Technical Director at Inverse Problem
Mark Thomas, Founder of Right Hemisphere
Alan Brannigan, AUT engineering graduate and Founder & CEO at Vigil Monitoring
STEMpreneurs events are free thanks to generous funding from the STEM-TEC Centre.