Making things go bang

Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, will be bringing her explosive live science show to Tauranga on December 12.

For someone who used to be painfully shy and afraid of public speaking, scientist Dr Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, has certainly overcome her fears via her live science shows for children.

Nanogirl Live! In Engineering Magic is coming to Tauranga’s Baycourt on December 12, with all new experiments and explosions, giant sparks, fireballs and a real life bed of nails.

Michelle is passionate about sharing her views that science doesn’t have to happen in a classroom at school, and that science is everywhere and for everyone. In 2014 she won both the Prime Minister’s and

New Zealand Association of Scientists’ Science Communications Awards.

And because she also believes that access to science education and entertainment should be affordable,

Nanogirl Labs has made some A Reserve seats available for each live show for just $15, which can be accessed using the promotional code ‘Science4All’ when purchasing.

Customers can also purchase ‘Pay it Forward’ tickets which will be gifted to young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.

Michelle is a senior lecturer in chemical and material engineering at Auckland University, and an associate investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Nanogirl Live! In Engineering Magic will be at Baycourt on Tuesday, December 12 with shows at 5pm and 7pm. Buy tickets at: or: