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Beating the odds: mentor programme brings science careers one step closer

1 December 2011

When high achieving school science students visit the Liggins Institute during Genesis Energy’s "Realise the Dream" event next week, two of them will be on familiar ground.  Continue reading >>

The Conversation

14 November 2011

Launched early November 2011, The State of Science is a 13-part series in which Australia’s leading scientists give a snapshot of their discipline. This is not a “defence” of science, nor an attack on those who reject scientific consensus. It is an in-depth, sometimes playful, look at how science works, how it affects our lives and, yes, how and where it can go wrong. Read the full articles at The Conversation.

Biological boys take top prizes

7 October 2011

Alfred Hazleman and Douglas Tata swept the field at this year's NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair.

The year 10 Onehunga High pupils entered their Fish in a Bottle project in the Living World category with a study of Bisphenol A – BPA – a substance found in common plastics including disposable drink bottles, and how it might harm humans .>>

LENScience students excel at science fair

26 September 2011

Students from the Liggins Institute based LENScience Student-Scientist Mentor programme dominated the prize list at the NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair prize giving held at King's School on 21st September.

Programme students picked up 12 of the 44 prizes on offer including first (Alvina Pau'uvale, Year 13 Tamaki College) and third (Shreya Handa, Year 13 Mt Roskill Grammar School) places in the senior science section. Alvina also won the NIWA Premier Gold Award for best overall exhibit in the fair while the team of Alfred Hazelman and Douglas Tata (Year 10 Onehunga High School) was named Runner-up.  >>.

Chemicals in Our Food

21 November 2010

Teaching and learning resources to support the context "Chemicals in Our Food - Environmental Toxicology" are available. The student resources are available now. A copy of the  teacher professional development workshop will be available shortly, targeting Year 7-10 students. >>

Nutrition theme for public lectures

23 September 2010
In the Liggins Institute's 2010 Seasons of Life lecture series: 'Nutrition – more than a good square meal' five leading scientists will discuss aspects of the foods we eat. >>

It's hard to be a teenager!

31 August 2010

Liggins Institute founder addresses some perils and pitfalls of adolescence and suggests ways we might smooth the transition to adulthood. >>

Prime Minister encourages students to consider careers in science

13 August 2010
Year 13 students from Auckland Grammar School attending a day class at the Liggins Institute had an unexpected addition to their programme.>>

Associate Minister of Education takes interest in LENScience programme

5 May 2010
Associate Education Minister Heather Roy recently visited the Liggins Institute to see their school science education programme in action. >>

LENScience Connect: students prove benefit of seminar broadcast programme

15 April 2010
Top scholar attributes success to senior biology seminars. >>


LENScience Connect Senior Biology Seminar Series 2011 

3 March 2011

LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series launches for 2011 on March 3 with an introductory seminar for students. Seminar 1 (March 17) will explore mutations with Professor Richard Faull, New Zealand's leading brain researcher.