STEAM power

If we want to become a more competitive economy, focusing on the arts as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics – a STEAM, not STEM, approach – is worth considering, says WeCreate chair Paula Browning. 


A robot seven months in the making will take pride of place as Waikato University engineering students show off their design skills. Fourth year students Martin Lam and Gordan Wildschut created the bot as part of their Bachelor of Engineering research project, with Lam working on software and Wildschut on hardware.

Sim Ahmed talks the Modtec founder and chief executive Bruce Davies about designing and manufacturing workplace ergonomic products and working with teams overseas.

On Auckland's North Shore is a research lab doing big things in the world of marine technology. Sim Ahmed talks to Navico chief technology officer Andrew Corbett about what makes New Zealand a good place for engineering on a global scale and how the likes of Apple and Samsung are edging in on his patch of water.