James Avenell


James is a student at Dunstan High School, Alexandra, and has been working on projects at Bodeker Scientific ever since he won the Python Programming Rocket Challenge. James has been involved in our Curious Minds 'Science, Art, and Education - Visualising the Impact of Climate Change' Project, where he helped 3D-print a model of the Queenstown Lake District, and using Python code, projected colour maps of climate fields (including temperature, precipitation, snowpack) onto the 3D-model. James helped develop the user-interface on a Raspberry Pi, which allowed the public to use a touch-screen to interact with the model, and see how temperature and precipitation would change in the future with climate change under different emissions scenarios. James now helps out with IT systems tasks and various projects at Bodeker Scientific in his spare time.