The aim of this annual competition is to create a greater awareness of the engineering profession and encourage innovative thinking in the areas of engineering and technology. The long term aim is to excite and inspire more students to study for a career in technology, engineering and science.
The awards are open to all primary, intermediate and secondary schools in New Zealand and are a practical way to enhance the technology curriculum.
Engineers and students working together on practical projects in the school and community.
Every year the Transpower neighbourhood engineers awards give prizes to the best and most innovative collaboration between students, teachers and volunteer engineers. These awards offer students the opportunity to work with engineers on practical projects in the school and community as well as providing a creative way to enhance the Technology curriculum.
For further information about the awards, how to enter, the judging criteria and examples of projects undertaken by past winners go here: www.nea.org.nz
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