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Ep. 25 | Troy Coyle & Nick Collins – 20/20 VISION: HERA’s Future Forum

Mar182020 Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean 18 Mar 2020 | Ep.25 – 20/20 VISION: HERA’s Future Forum In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we check in with our CEO Dr Troy Coyle and Metals NZ CE Nick Collins. Together we reflect back on the first of HERA’s Future Forum Conference which this year…

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Ep. 24 | AUT Shahab Ramhormozian & Prof Charles Walker – School of future environments

Feb192020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 19 Feb 2020 | Ep.24 – School of future environments In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and Prof Charles Walker from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Shahab is a Lecturer in Structural and Earthquake Engineering and Prof…

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Ep. 23 | Leland Ruwhiu & Sarah Lewis – An indigenous approach to STEM engagement

Feb52020 Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 5 Feb 2020 | Ep.23 – An indigenous approach to STEM engagement In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Puhoro STEM Academy’s Leland Ruwhiu and our first Whanake Scholarship Recipient, Sarah Lewis. Together, we’ll scratch below the surface to better understand how we can improve…

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Sustainability in steel. Is there such a thing when it comes to climate change?

Sustainability has many facets. But it looks like climate change is the hands-down winner for the holiday sustainability hot topic (pardon the pun). So, how do we respond as an industry to this growing global concern? And what is HERA doing to assist? The catastrophic Australian fires and recent smoke impacts on New Zealand have…

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Are engineers behind the times when it comes to intercultural training?

Surprisingly, this appears to be the case according to research recently released. An interdisciplinary team involving researchers with backgrounds in engineering, intercultural communication, and applied linguistics from universities in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, and Japan conducted the research. They analysed written materials with intercultural communication as the subject, as used in engineering education. They…

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Romancing the steel – we’re on a mission to build a tribe by sharing our history and story!

History helps us understand change. The world around us is in a constant state of change, and understanding this in society plays a pivotal role in being able to interpret the world that we see now. Up until now the history of HERA has been recorded in typical factual style. But, we believe there is much more to…

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Your current employees are the key to helping our industry promote itself!

What do you ACTUALLY do?  Your answer can help our industry better promote itself. There is no doubt that heavy engineering has an image problem. We’re consistently hearing how hard it is to attract and retain quality staff. Students are not choosing it as a study focus. Apprentices are hard to find. Women are not…