Pūhoro STEM Academy

Pūhoro began in response to nationally low engagement of Māori students in STEM subjects that subsequently led to lower numbers of Māori representation in science and technology industries in Aotearoa. We created an online space and a series of animations that provides an overview of the kaupapa and how STEM academy has grown throughout Aotearoa in the past few years.


Pūhoro was launched in 2016 and is an exciting transformative programme aimed at achieving Māori leadership at advancing Māori leadership and capability to deliver a world class science community.

The programme works directly with secondary school students and their whānau across the country. It provides students and whānau with mentoring, tutoring, wānanga (experiential learning/field trips) within culturally appropriate settings to help them navigate career pathways into science and technology related industries.

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