Inspire Her: Te Whakatipuranga Wahine

Empowering the Next Generation of Maori and Pasifika Leaders in STEM

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023


At She Sharp, our mission is to actively engage a broader range of Maori and Pasifika female students by equipping them with the knowledge, network, and skills to enter STEM industries. We are dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of talent from these communities to explore and embrace the dynamic world of STEM and the digital domain through immersive hands-on workshops on topics such as AI, AR, and robotics.

On Wednesday, October 11th, we will be hosting our first STEM conference for Maori and Pasifika girls in years 11-13. The event will take place at AUT (South Campus, Manukau). We are thrilled to offer this free event, as it aligns with our goal of empowering Pasifika girls as future leaders in STEM.

The conference will commence at 9:00 am - 3pm and will include hands-on workshops in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. Additionally, we will feature Pasifika experts and role models in the STEM fields. Our aim is to ignite curiosity and inspire students about potential careers in technology.

See the agenda here.

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Meet the Speakers

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PVC Pacific AUT, Associate Professor - Pasifika EC

Jacoba Matapo

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Founder of KidsCoin

Brittany Teei

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Founder of Pacific Kids' Learning

Evo Leota-Tupou

Meet the Workshop Leads

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The Amazing Robot Maze Workshop Lead

Dr Mahla Nejati

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ImmerseHer "Virtual Reality" Workshop Lead

Lesieli Oliver

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SparkSTEM Workshop Lead

Dr Dulsha Kularatna Abeywardana

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SparkSTEM Workshop Lead

Aneela Lala

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Introduction to Augment Reality Workshop Lead

Nils Reardon

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Introduction to Augmented Reality Workshop Lead

Nischay Gupta

Meet the Expo Holders

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Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science

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Check out the Agenda

Our Event sponsor

AUT | Google

AUT is focused on providing exceptional student opportunities, learning experiences, and graduate success by impactful research and industry connectivity.

Google supports all Kiwis towards a digital future. Google New Zealand started with just one person in 2007 and has grown to around 50 people now based in Auckland and Wellington. The team works to help Kiwis find new ways to collaborate, reach audiences and get things done. Google is committed to helping all Kiwis with the digital knowledge and capabilities they need now and in the future.

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