New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

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    Gene editing - a train coming down the track

    2016-11-30

    Last week NZST reported the formation of the Royal Society of New Zealand panel on gene editing, a multidisciplinary body convened in response to the advent of CRISPR and the revolution in gene editing technology. Jaylan Boyle caught up this week with Professor Barry Scott, co-chair of the Royal Society panel.

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    The gene editing future is here - Royal Society NZ panel formed

    2016-11-17

    The precise manipulation of genetic structures - gene editing - has been talked about as a far-off possibility for years now, and has generally been confined to futurism and science fiction. But The Royal Society of New Zealand is urging people to start thinking about designer genetics in the present tense: recent advances mean we’re on the brink of a revolution.

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    The future of farming - teachers learn about agriculture careers

    2016-11-15

    High school teachers from across the Waikato have spent a day immersed in science so they can share the hands-on experience with students and help inspire them into research careers.

  • brain

    The exponential generation - student workshops look to the future

    2016-11-09

    A recent free one-day workshop called Find Your Billion focused on empowering the ‘exponential generation’ - today’s school-age students - to understand the challenges that humanity faces, and to begin taking action to change their own future.

  • tertiary

    Network of inspiration: Assoc. for Women in Science

    2016-08-02

    The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) began in 1985 as one part of the response to issues raised at a symposium entitled Women and Employment in Science and Technology. The other immediate action coming out of this watershed gathering was the genesis of WISE (Women into Science and Engineering), which set out to support teachers of both sexes who wanted to promote the involvement of women and girls in the sciences.

  • New Zealands scientists

    Are NZ's scientists scared to speak up?

    2016-07-18

    The fight for the mighty research dollar is creating some significant barriers to scientists commenting on controversial issues. ELIZABETH McLEOD discovers why some of our leading minds are calling for a Commission for Science.

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    SciCon 2016: Day one done and dusted

    2016-07-11

    Day one of SciCon 2016 passed by in a blur of workshops, informative lectures, networking and discussion among science educators at SciCon 2016.

  • lucy

    Designing underwater spaceships

    2016-06-13

    When still just a girl, Lucy Collins had her dreams dashed when someone told her that you have to be a US resident to be an astronaut. She had to settle instead for designing ‘spacecraft’ for that other largely unexplored realm - the oceans.

  • Meena Amso

    Getting it out there – 2016 Science Journalism Fellow Meena Amso

    2016-05-10

    Proving that there’s never a bad time to change course when we work out what gets us out of bed, 2016 Science Journalism Fellow Meena Amso was lost to pharmacology not long after graduating with a degree in it – and it’s all Oprah’s fault.

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