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A group of about twenty postgraduate students from Nelson Mandela University’s Faculty of Science (School of Natural Resource Management) at the George Campus, have committed to support the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.

The students, who are to assist with the judging of the learner’s science projects, met with the expo organisers at the Inckubeko Youth & Science Centre in Thembalethu on Friday, 8 June, where they were briefed on the judging criteria and process. They also engaged the young learners present, sharing some hints, within the framework of the competition, on how to present the outcomes/results of their projects.

The regional version of the Expo is set to culminate at the university’s George Campus on 3 and 4 August where the best science projects will be displayed.

Featured on campus just before their departure to the Youth/Science centre are:  front, f.l.t.r: Nombusa Manikela; Josias Letaoana; Nangamso Lindeni; Reliance Nenzhelele; Portia Gonyela; Martina Mabuza; Sonozuko Silanda; Philisa Dunyana; Keesha Chetty; Samukelisiwe Msweli; Luther Zuma; Tiaan Strydom; and Back, f.l.t.r: Dr Anton Schmidt, Director: School of Natural Resource Management;  lecturer Aneri Roos, Sinalo Ncobo; Siphathise Plaatjie; Kylle Schwegman; Jonathan Roberts, Ayatollah Gcwabe and Francis Martens.

The group was in agreement that their involvement in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists so far has been an interesting and worthwhile experience and that they are “all looking forward to the regional expo in August so see what fascinating projects these young scientist will come up with,” says PhD Science student, Francis Martens, who is responsible for co-ordinating the George Campus students’ involvement in this exciting initiative.


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