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Western theory isn’t the only way: celebrating Māori and Pasifika science

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Western theory isn’t the only way: celebrating Māori and Pasifika science

21 August, 2018

Western theory isn’t the only way: celebrating Māori and Pasifika science

DiscoveryCamp is inspiring young Māori and Pasifika students to persist with science. Simon Day talks to three graduates about the opportunities the programme has provided.

From studying chemistry in the classroom, suddenly Cha’nel Kaa-Luke (Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Porou) was in a real lab, learning about quantum computing, the science of social media, and how to detect methamphetamine.

This is the hands-on learning of DiscoveryCamp, where Kaa-Luke joined a group of Māori and Pasifika high school students for the annual programme that provides a real understanding of what a career in science looks like. She not only discovered a passion for space science, but she also found a new whānau...

Read the full article at The Spinoff