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Students with Careers with STEM mags at Wired for Wonder with founder Karen Taylor-Brown and staff Gemma Conroy, Sydney, October 2019. Lucas Jarvis from Eventive Photography.

Discover today’s Careers with Code

Meet Google software engineers, TePapa digital specialists and Careers with STEM role models, plus the Victoria University of Wellington mentors.

Audience: Secondary schools
When: February 27th 2020
Where: Rongomaraeroa, Te Papa Tongarewa

At this exciting event, meet inspiring women from diverse backgrounds working with technology today in a panel talk, followed by a mentoring session. Then explore the science and technology of the future.

Spaces are strictly limited to 80 students, between years 9 and 13.

Register here

About the event

Future jobs for our youth will include data ethicists, data journalists and brain trainers! And technology skills will set them up for work across all sectors, from sports to fashion. Careers with STEM is a student hub for STEM careers, and each year 50 copies of Careers with STEM: Code showcase the tech careers of the future that connect with students’ interests – we call it STEM + X.

Careers with STEM have teamed up with Google, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Victoria University of Wellington, to create an exciting event for high school and early uni students to get inspired about tech careers. Hear from women at the top of their tech careers, and sit down with women studying technology and engineering to hear about their pathway, then explore the science and technology of the future at Te Papa.


  • Heather Catchpole, Co-CEO & Founder, Refraction Media.
  • Kirita-Rose Escott, assistant lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Jessie Robieson, Learning Innovation Specialist, TePapa. 
  • Sara Schaare-Weeks, Google Software Engineer
  • Frith Williams, Head of Experience Design, Te Papa

Supported by Google, and brought to you by Careers with STEM creators Refraction Media.

Heather Catchpole

Author: Heather Catchpole

Heather co-founded Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media. She loves storytelling, Asian food & dogs and has reported on science stories from live volcanoes and fossil digs


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