Rights: The University of Waikato Published 21 July 2007 Download

John Meyer is a design expert at Robinson Seismic. He talks about his background and how he began his career in science research.


When I was at school I took, most of my courses were in technical aspect, draughting, machining, automotive and then the sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics. It wasn't until I had finished high school that I kind of decided where I wanted to go with it. I decided to go and do a course from a tool and die maker. I worked in a few shops for a while doing mould work and design and then I decided to change my career into a more research aspect, so I got a job working for a university designing the equipment that the scientists use in order to do their experiments with. And from there I always just stuck in a research role.