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2019 Presentation Videos

Students selected for Powering Potential 2019

Eight teams presented their solutions to some of the world's biggest issues at 2019 Powering Potential in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

Team One - Sleeping Beauties  

Team members: Aaron Hewson, Rebecca Davis, Manaal Mehamood, Tahlia Braithwaite, Rutu Hebbal

Mentor: Associate Professor Mirjam Munch from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, Massey University (Mentor)

Team Two - Play it by Air 

Team members: Benjamin Hamlin, archie Ritchie, Bailey Rackham, Rosa Latton, Kimberly Pinto

Mentor: Dr Elizabeth Somervell, Air Quality Scientist, NIWA 

Team Three - Dark Vaders

Team members: Candice Clark, Joel Clement, Millie Day, Eila-Rose Jones, Rosie Wang

Mentor: Dr Barbara Anderson, Otago Museum (Mentor)

Team Four - Botany Buds 

Team members: Olivia Mercer, Benjamin Carson, Jamie Mudford, Olivia Gray, Lucy Davidson

Mentors: Dr Lauren Waller, Bioprotection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Canterbury (Mentor)

Team Five - De Fault

Team members: Romona Wainohu, Vaibhav Nayyar, Jonty Kirk, Orla Walsh, Petra Fisher

Mentor: Nick Brunsdown, Senior Economist at Informetrics Ltd

Team Six - The Which Doctors 

Team members: Sebastian Manning, Acima Mabidikama, Phoebe Laugesen, Victoria Hutana, Jessica Frost

Mentor: Dr Miles Benton, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd ESR (Mentor)

Team Seven - Bad Beaches

Team Members: Theodore Scott, Bailey Lissington, Florence Collis, Rata Roa, Samantha Couper

Mentors: Joshua Richardson, Taranaki Participatory Science Platform at Venture Taranaki 

Team Eight - Fellow Humans

Team members: Lydia Acton, Robert Beck, Jessica Dowie, Leah Albrow, Olivia Gordon

Mentor: Dr Jesin James Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland