Malaysian Teacher Graduates with Flying Colours at University of Waikato, New Zealand

Malaysian teacher Sheau Lan Sim has graduated with flying colours at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. She was inspired by her teacher to take up STEM education overseas and her dreams come through.   According to the University of Waikato  Sheau Lan Sim was persuaded by her teacher  to fight for a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do and I wasn’t that great at mathematics, but my math teacher saw potential in me. While most teachers gave up, he didn’t,” Sheau recalled.

Originally from #Malaysia, Sheau came to New Zealand in 2008 and kicked off her future in the engineering sector.

She graduated from our Te Kohinga Mārama Marae in September with a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering and a Diploma in Engineering Professional Practice.

Juggling motherhood, part-time work, and the uncertainty of Covid-19, Sheau is now part-way through her Master of Engineering with endorsement in Robotics while working at the University as a Technical Officer.

“The University was super supportive. I got so much help and the environment is great for mature students considering returning to study. The smaller classes helped me build crucial relationships with my lecturers and classmates.”

Article and Photo by University of Waikato, New Zealand

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