Michelle Dickinson wonders why there are more women in tech.

Robots, as viewed through the lens of popular culture, seem to epitomise a bright future, where technological wonders abound. From Star Wars to The Jetsons, robots often appear as servants, helpers, advisers and companions to the human race.

In recent years, with the introduction of gadgets like Siri and Google glass, science fiction appears to be moving into the non-fiction section. And the potential these technological advancements hold are very exciting indeed. No one knows this better then this months speaker, Michelle Dickinson aka Nanogirl.

About the speaker

Dr Michelle Dickinson is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Auckland and Co-Founder of OMG Tech, a charity that plans to open up the world of future tech to every Kiwi kid. Her background is in fracture mechanics, the discipline of breaking engineering materials, but her other passion is breaking gender stereotypes. The winner of the Prime Minsters Science Communication Prize, Michelle dedicates her spare time to explaining scientific concepts to the public while also trying to kitesurf and mountain-bike (but not at the same time).

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