Harvey Merton | Biggar Family Kupe Scholar

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechatronics

I have always believed that one of the greatest and most pressing threats to the sustainability of human life on Earth is our impact on the natural environment. With the quantity of research that points to the imminent threat to our way of life, I do not believe that the response from private companies (and the system that drives them) has been proportionate.

As an emerging mechatronics engineer, I am excited to contribute to the relatively new, and exponentially developing, robotics field. I am driven to harness my growing engineering and leadership skills to help make a dent in the biggest challenge that we as a species have ever faced: how can we live in a dying world?

Sponsor: Biggar Family Trust

Mentor: Dr Mark Sagar, CEO of Soul Machines, Director of Auckland Bioengeering Institute Lab Animate Technologies, Academy Award winner.