Jessie Mckenzie — EDUCATOR
Jessie McKenzie recently left the Royal Society Te Apārangi after 14 years of service. NZASE Science Communicator Mike Stone outlines her work with and for teachers and for science education.
Ngā Mahi Tiaki Taiao | Conservation Careers: Next Steps from ZEALANDIA
Download this PDF from ZEALANDIA – it brings together conservation careers from across Aotearoa New Zealand. Inside, it has tips for getting started, information on hands-on conservation jobs, training and degree options, as well as ideas for building your CV.
Cool Jobs: Poop investigators
Far from just being waste, poop is loaded with clues to the health, biology and behavior of whatever body produced it.
Exploring climate change through creative arts a focus for Prime Minister's science award recipient
Science to merge with arts as a Wellington climate change expert wins a coveted Prime Minister's science communication prize.
Opportunities in the science technician workforce:Summary for Teachers
Opportunities in the science technician workforce: Summary for Teachers Help students find career opportunities in science. Match qualification level to science-rich roles. Find out what issues are important for career development. Do you have students interested in science who are not likely to go to university?
What’s an ecologist?
Professor Stephen Wing, from the University of Otago, is a marine ecologist. In this video, he talks about the role of an ecologist and the types of research questions ecologists try to answer. Point of interest What aspect of being an ecologist do you think Steve enjoys the most?
Curiosity’s role in science
Associate Professor Abby Smith, from the University of Otago, came to New Zealand 21 years ago to start her PhD. In this video, she talks about the evolution of her research with bryozoans and how experiments she did out of intellectual curiosity years ago are now providing valuable information about the potential impacts of ocean acidification. Point of interest Discuss the role curiosity has to play in science.
Becoming a marine scientist
Dr Miles Lamare, from the University of Otago, has always been fascinated by biology. In this video, he talks about becoming a marine scientist and some of his experiences working in amazing places around the world, including Antarctica.
From graphic art to microbiology
VIDEO CLIP: Jane Mullaney is a PhD student at Plant & Food Research, Palmerston North. Jane describes her career pathway from graphic artist, to busker, to microbiology technician and PhD student. She has always had a questioning mind and believes that science is just as artistic as being able to paint, sing or play an instrument.
How did you become a physical chemist?
VIDEO CLIP: Teenage ideas about future careers sometimes do not become reality. In this video clip, Professor Kate McGrath, Director of the MacDiarmid Institute, describes herself as a teenager who wanted to become a pilot and then a soil scientist who became a physical chemistry professor. These changes were the result of multiple influences.