Part of the Tech Outreach and Engage purpose is to: Increase a diverse pipeline of talent into tech. For me, being based in Auckland, most of my focus for this has been local. So, when the STEMfest team, based in Tauranga, reached out to us to get involved with their inaugural event in 2019, we jumped at the opportunity. 

STEMfest 2019 was Tauranga’s first-ever festival celebrating the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The free day long event is pack full of fun, exciting and thought-provoking activities and events aimed at children, young people and families.

Like most things this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award-winning team has had to revise what was originally planned for this year. This has also led us to rethink how we would engage with kids and their families through this event too. 

STEMfest has now morphed into STEMwana, a