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Naomi Manu

Director of Pūhoro STEM Academy
Naomi Manu established the Pūhoro STEM Academy at Massey University, which works to improve Māori participation and success in STEM.

Jarom Hauwai-Sauer

Self-taught coder
Nine-year-old Jarom Hauwai-Sauer is a self-taught coder who is using his tech skills for good!

Lesley Woodhouse

Digital knowledge keeper
Lesley Woodhouse is a Darug woman bringing Indigenous culture to the world.

Liam Ridgeway

Co-founder and director of NGNY, Indigitek & IndigiGig
Liam Ridgeway shares how he combines STEM with entrepreneurship to connect communities.

Bonny Rawson

Product technologist
Bonny Rawson is a proud Ballardong Noongar woman, who discovered a new world of food via an airline corporate gig.

Cass Hunter

Indigenous social ecological researcher
Cass Hunter is an Indigenous social ecological researcher with the Coasts program in CSIRO, Cairns.

Bradley Moggridge

Kamilaroi water scientist
Bradley's expertise is in Kamilaroi and Indigenous cultural values of water and the environment.

Adele Hauwai

Social entrepreneur
Adele likes to blend Māori concepts and language with technology, as this is a way to keep her culture and people alive and growing.

Mikaela Jade

Environmental scientist
Entrepreneur, environmental scientist and Cabrogal woman Mikaela Jade is empowering people to tell their stories using technology.

Mahonri Owen

Robotics engineer
Passionate about helping people, Mahonri Owen is drawing on both STEM skills and Māori knowledge to develop a brain-controlled prosthetic hand.

Mark Henaway

Electrical engineer
Music first sparked Mark Henaway’s interest in engineering, and led to a successful, diverse career.

Taylah Griffin

Aircraft engineer
Taylah Griffin hadn’t spent much time on planes before signing up for a degree in aerospace engineering – now she has a seriously cool grad gig testing top-end military aircraft.

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