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In this section you can find resources about scholarship in technology. Some of the resources showcase the work of students who have achieved scholarship. Other resources provide insights into and information about teaching practice for scholarship.

Outstanding scholarship: Wheelchair-friendly trouser

Year 13 student Emily Hollis designed a pair of functional wheel-chair friendly trousers.

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Outstanding scholarship in technology: STEELBRO Bluetooth application

Year 13 student MacKenzie Parker designed a container weight Bluetooth application.

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Top scholar DVC: A train station

Year 11 student Christopher Dirks designed a new Meadowbank train station.

Top scholar technology 2017: Kapakapa buffalo milk

Hayley Rutter developed a chocolate and vanilla flavoured buffalo milk for premium health conscious buyers.

Top scholar DVC: Digital modelling tool

Tessa van den Beuken designed a unique product called Freeform, a computer input device for graphic designers and artists.

Top scholar 2016: A monitoring system for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

William Satterthwaite achieved top scholar in technology for the monitoring system he developed to help protect Haast tokoeka kiwi chicks.

Inside iDispense
Automated dispenser engages student in scholarship

Student Nathan James was awarded scholarship for iDispense in year 11 and further developed his prototype in years 12–13.

Top scholar DVC multipurpose light product
Top scholar DVC: A wearable light product

A year 13 student used the chameleon to inspire her design for a multipurpose light product.

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Top scholar project: Water play activity

A complex issue, stakeholder consultation, and innovation were key in this top scholar project.

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Developing a website for a volunteer organisation

Creating a website for a volunteer organisation turned out to be a very successful scholarship project for year 13 student Holly Hanson.

Scholarship student's hockey bag
Incomplete prototype earns scholarship

A year 13 student's incomplete prototype was a successful submission for technology scholarship.

Student presents their scholarship work
Technology scholarship conversation

Teachers who have had ongoing success with teaching scholarship share their approaches.

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Kawakawa leaf extract

Chris Ryan conducted research to determine the medicinal properties of kawakawa – a significant plant in rongoā Māori.

Golfing outfit leads to outstanding scholarship

Outstanding scholarship recipient Kate Hirschman designed and constructed comfortable and durable golfing garments for her father.

Top scholar DVC 2013

Dustin Parkinson won top scholar DVC 2013 for his design for an iconic waterfront building.

Teachers talk about DVC scholarship

In this scholarship resource, a group of graphics teachers with continued success in Design and Visual Communication (DVC) scholarship describe their teaching strategies and approaches.

A WOW costume inspired by a longhorn beetle

A Wellington High School student successfully designed and made a costume for the Te Papa windows for the 2013 WOW festival.

Robotic window cleaner

Sohail Abdulla’s robotic window cleaner made window cleaning safer for his father – and won him top technology scholar in 2013.

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