Fair brings sci­en­tific won­der to Mo­tat

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Ex­pe­ri­ence the sci­ence be­hind glow­ing bugs, ro­bots and the uni­verse with Mo­tat’s Sci­ence Street Fair on Sun­day.

Visi­tors will be able to meet some of New Zealand’s lead­ing sci­en­tists and find out how some of their fas­ci­nat­ing in­no­va­tions work.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles will be dis­play­ing a glow-in-the-dark 3D printed squid which was de­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with artist Re­becca Klee for last year’s Art in the Dark Light Fes­ti­val.

Dr Michelle Dick­in­son will also be shar­ing her work as a ma­te­ri­als en­gi­neer in New Zealand’s only nanome­chan­i­cal test­ing re­search lab­o­ra­tory .

There will also be ex­hibits by the Kiwi Space Foun­da­tion, Star­dome and the New Zealand In­sti­tute of Lan­guage, Brain and Be­hav­iour.

The event marks the shift to­wards Mo­tat be­com­ing more of a sci­ence based, hands-on learn­ing in­sti­tu­tion, chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Fraw­ley says.

Be wowed: Glow in the dark squid cre­ated on a 3D printer.

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