Chiasma is a national New Zealand organization that creates links between academia and the wider science, technology and engineering (STEM) industries.
Chiasma was launched in September 2004 by Priv Bradoo, Swati Sharma and Daniel Sun, three PhD students in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Since then, Chiasma has grown into a thriving organisation, with branches in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin and boasts over 3500 student and industry members. Each centre runs their own flavour of networking events, workshops, panel discussions, mentorship programmes and site visits tailored towards the local students and industry.
We bridge the gap between STEM students, academia and business
We foster entrepreneurship and innovation in young scientists
How we work?
Chiasma is a registered charity with four regional centres which are supported by a National Team.
Chiasma’s National team connects our centres and administers – the legal and financial side of the organisation. Our National Team takes the lead on Industry, Alumni, Marketing, Content and Systems providing resources and guidance to our regional centres. We typically recruit for our National team at the start of each year.