Our mission

To connect schools/kura, businesses and STEM outreach providers to enhance Aotearoa New Zealand’s STEM education, giving every learner the opportunity to engage with real-world mātauranga Māori, science and technology.

Our vision

A diverse and equitable STEM-literate Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Ying Yang

SAA Manager

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Jonathan Longstaff

STEM Projects Administrator

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Sneh Patel

STEM Project Manager

Dr Rajshree Krishnan

Data & Evidence Specialist

STEM Alliance Aotearoa is hosted by Te Hononga Akoranga COMET, a charitable trust and Auckland Council CCO aiming to make education more equitable and accessible for all. We work with partners across industry and the education sector to create more equitable STEM pathways, supporting science participation in the community and building STEM  literacy and capability. We ensure that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are a key focus within the work that we do.

Steering Group

STEM Alliance Aotearoa is led by a steering group consisting of representatives from across the STEM sectors including business, research and education.

Julie Baker

Education Lead, MOTAT

Shanandore Brown

Te Wharekura o Mauao

Mel Collings

BidOne Ltd

Jay Malhotra

Head of Science, Tamaki College

Emma Timewell

Communications Manager, Plant & Food Research

Michael Steedman

Kaiarataki | Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori,

University of Auckland

Dr Elizabeth Somervell

Air Quality Scientist,

NIWA

Melvin Dinn

Lecturer in STEAM learning, MIT

Shaun Gear

Integration Advisor - Business Industry & Employer, Te Pae Aronui (MoE)

Members and Partners
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