The Science and Technology Experience - Two days of hands-on activities for year eleven students arranged by Rotary and participating Tertiary institutions.
Sponsored by Rotary, made possible by the input of universities and institutes of technology.
To increase the awareness of and enthusiasm for the 'sciences' and their applications.
To understand that these are crucial contributors to contemporary life.
To encourage a continuing commitment to further study which could lead to related employment.
To present annually , a number of three day, hands on experiences in scientific activities for students of any Year 11 science subject (NCEA Level 1).
To secure the attendance of students with any ready interest in the sciences and a potential for the further studies in them.
To present science as interesting, exciting and wide-ranging.
To lift the profile of science amongst this upper band of capable students.
To encourage students to continue their studies in "the sciences".
To indicate career opportunities in science-related occupations.
To show the significance of science and its technologies in our lives.
To promote the Sci-Tech Experience throughout the country so that students from any area may have reasonable access to the programme.
The total costs of the programme are met from the following three sources:
- Student fees - currently $95.00 per head. This fee is paid by the student or in cases of hardship an application can be made to a local Rotary Club for support. If the Club has the funds available they may agree to pay all or part of that fee. To find your local Rotary Club go to organisers and click on the Rotary logo. (This fee covers transportation, catering, mentors, enrolment, administration and sundries).The Tertiary Institutions - meet the costs of their tutor's time and make available premises, etc. They estimate this cost at $10,000 per Institution.
- The Sponsor(s) - meet the costs of promoting and administering the programme, communication with students, schools and the Rotary Clubs, etc.
All funds will be administered by The Sci-Tech Experience Trust, a registered charitable trust.
The organisation and management of the programme is provided by a committee chaired by Rotary and comprising representation from each of the contributing tertiary institutions.