Join us for a conversation with Nanogirl - Dr Michelle Dickinson
This event does not require registration.
Fri 20 May 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
The NZTech Digital Skills for our Digital Future report released in late 2020 noted the technology industry recognises the need for greater diversity in its workforce. The report also noted that Pacific peoples make up a small percentage of the technology workforce, and that young Pacific people are not studying technology related standards in schools.
The Ministry of Education has partnered with Nanogirl Labs to encourage more Pacific ākonga into technology careers and provide opportunities to improve awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) pathways to learners, whānau and teachers.
In the middle of a pandemic Nanogirl Labs have been navigating the delivery of over 50 full day professional learning for Teachers and Live assemblies in schools with a high proposition of Pacific ākonga. Dr Michelle Dickinson talks about the impact this has had on teachers and the importance of STEM in schools.
Founder, Nanogirl Labs
Dr Michelle Dickinson spent two decades as a biomedical engineer building and inventing nanotechnology solutions for the medical and tech sector. Having worked for both industry and government, she co-founded her social enterprise company Nanogirl Labs in 2016. Dedicated to increasing accessibility around science and technology, Michelle and her team work collaboratively with communities around the world to create education solutions that are engaging and effective. Awarded the 2020 Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual of the year, Michelle has also been awarded the Member of New Zealand Order of Merit and was winner of the Women of Influence award for science and innovation.