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Michelle Dickinson
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Michelle Dickinson

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Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM is a passionate engineering researcher and educator who is fascinated by the ways copying nature through biomimetics can be used to create engineering solutions for today’s challenges. Through her nanotechnology research and passion for making science more accessible, she created the character Nanogirl, a smart female role model designed to help engage young people with science and technology. As an academic at the University of Auckland and a regular science and technology television commentator, Michelle has become a well-known face in New Zealand, advocating for science and engineering.

Books by Michelle Dickinson

The Kitchen Science Cookbook

An extraordinarily fun and practical book that shows science experiments can be just as easy as baking.

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No.8 Re-charged

A follow-up title to the hugely successful No. 8 Re-wired.

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