Coined by Leon Blake for Ngā Kura-ā-iwi o Aotearoa, Pūrau is a whakaaro Māori representation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Mātauranga (STEMM) that derives from pāngarau, hangarau, pūtaiao and pūkaha.
Pūrau or STEMM is a kaupapa Māori approach to STEMM and seeks to improve equitable access to Pūrau education; and pathway Māori into high value careers to revolutionise the landscape.
Pūhoro recognises the unique position we have in Aotearoa where we have access to two knowledge systems: Mātauranga Māori and Western Science. At Pūhoro we celebrate mātauranga Māori as a rich Māori knowledge ecosystem underpinned by kaupapa and tikanga Māori (Te Pūtahitanga: A Tiriti-Led Science-Policy Approach for Aotearoa New Zealand).
Palmerston North Boys’ High School student
Feilding High School student
Awatapu College student
Palmerston North Girls’ High School student
Manukura High School student
Rotorua Boys’ High School student
Otaki College student
Launched in 2016, Pūhoro improves rangatahi engagement in STEMM. Pūhoro helps rangatahi see the connection between mātauranga Māori in STEMM; improves their academic achievement in STEMM; and, through strategic partnerships, provides pathways into high value careers.
To advance Māori leadership and capability to deliver a world class science community
To be the Centre of Excellence for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Mātauranga capability
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Two students were tasked with creating and designing an artificial hand as the current technological environment allows the production and design of artificial hands.