Skills Bright Sparks Finalists
The finalists for the Skills Bright Sparks Competition have been announced, with a number of entries addressing environmental issues – indicating that the health of our planet is a major concern for Kiwi youth.
Skills Bright Sparks is New Zealand’s preeminent and longest-running national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) competition for primary and secondary school students.
It receives entries from across a broad spectrum of digital, engineering and creative technologies that look to solve common problems or issues the students have identified. From apps and gadgets to experiments and revolutionary machinery, the competition always shows a huge depth of innovation and creativity – with previous winners having gone on to jobs with the likes of Google, Microsoft, Instagram and IBM.
This year, however, the judges noticed that a large number of entries were very clearly focused on addressing environmental concerns.
- Scoop Independent News, 9/10/19