September 11, 2018

Gareth Choo, a dedicated YEW student, earned 3 prizes at the 2018 NIWA Science and Technology Fair with his original and technically advanced project Electromagnetic Propulsion Launches the Future.

Electromagnetic propulsion is an emerging technology that has many...

March 7, 2018

There is a lot of cool content out there but the show Supreme Skills! needs a Supreme mention. Supreme Skills! is a show out of Japan where contestants push boundaries and innovate through engineering challenges with extreme parameters. Their participants are typically...

February 16, 2018

Once upon a time, Goldilocks went into a kids program and tried robotics. The first robot she tried was too hard so he got confused and overwhelmed. The second robot she tried was too simple so she got bored. The third robot was JUST RIGHT so that she became excited an...

February 14, 2018

Galileo Galilei was born February 15th, 1534. We like celebrating birthdays of famous scientists, or at least making a worthy mention of them, because putting science and technology into a historical context helps to reinforce the scaffolding for practical and theoreti...

August 28, 2017

We're very proud of Gareth Choo, Year 7 student at Somerville Intermediate, who placed 2nd at the 2017 NIWA Manukau Science Fair. For his science project, Gareth built an electromagnetic coil train, formulated his own scientific questions, ran experiments and created a...

October 29, 2016

This is a world record for the longest Lego bridge. This took no less than 10 engineers to construct. A toy, but the engineering challenge doesn't diminish. 

Best quote is at 16:03 around how to be a successful engineer, you not only need a strong grounding in anal...

February 6, 2016

We've been pleasantly surprised at the boom in Minecraft popularity in the last few years. Minecraft is a refreshing change from the violent and uncreative video game trend that has dominated for over a decade. This open-ended game encourages creativity as players buil...

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