Change the world

George Campus

21/09/2012

Lecture Programme: 11 and 12 0ctober

 

 

 

Glenwood House NMMU SCIEX 2012

Start time

11 Oct

Start time

12 Oct

Topic

Speaker/Institution

14:30

09:00

The sun – star sustainable energy supplier

Case Risjdijk (Etienne van Zyl)

 

 

Questions

 

 

15:10

09:40

Sunny SA goes solar - how viable is the Government's plans?

Glenwood House Gr 12 Student(s)

 

 

Questions

 

15:30

10:00

Fossil fuels to burn at Kusile - necessary evil?

Glenwood House Gr 12 Student(s)

 

 

Questions

 

 

15:50

 

10:20

 

The physics of solar energy systems

Prof Deon Raubenheimer, Department of Physics, NMMU Faculty of Science

Dr Frederik Vorster, Centre for Energy Research, NMMU Faculty of Science

 

 

Questions

 

 

16:30

11:00

Fracking the Karoo - is shale gas a viable energy source?

Glenwood House Gr 12 Student(s)

 

 

Questions

 

16:50

11:20

Fuel cells - will they ever deliver?

Glenwood House Gr 12 Student(s)

 

 

Questions

 

 

17:10

11:40

Climate smart organic agriculture

Prof Raymond Auerbach, School of Natural Resource Management (George), NMMU Faculty of Science

 

 

Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectures presented on Thursday afternoon, 11 October (14:30 – 18:00) and repeated on Friday morning (09:00 – 13:00).

Glenwood House NMMU SCIEX 2012

Description of exhibits

Table(s) manned by Engenius Toys/Lego © - Mindstorm Robotics and Engineering - all ages

Display including “farm scene” with hay-box cookers, related art and photographs. Food recipes (Gr 1)

Display area/tables with models of wind-buggies. A wind buggy race event possibly to be included (Gr 2)

Display area/tables with models and/or posters and/or pamphlets (Gr 3)

Display area/tables with pizza-box ovens and separate tables with windmills to illustrate wind energy to mechanical energy. Posters on sustainable energy (Gr 4)

Various sustainable energy poster displays (Gr 5)

Poster displays and simple models of alternative energy sources (Gr 6)

Poster displays and complex/bigger/upscale models of various sources of alternative energy, e.g. wind turbines (Gr 7)

Display area with “home- made” solar panels with related information reporting on the effectiveness of various designs (Gr 8)

Display area with biogas generators displays/models with related information in pamphlet or poster format (Gr 9)

Table displays of narrative essay anthologies and/or visual displays as poster and/or displayed as projected images. A selection of essays to be read as part of the lectures programme (Gr 8 - 10)

Thermal energy as a source of sustainable energy. Display area with models and posters/ slideshow kiosk (Gr 10)

Display tables with 3D Models of existing high-tech engineering utilizing solar energy, e.g. Solar planes/cars/boats/trains/buildings/power plants (Gr 10)

Working low energy lamps in display area/room - created for Eskom Design Competition 2012 (Gr 10 – 11)

Display tables with up-cycled hardware items on display, e.g. key-holders/jewellery made from obsolete hardware

(Gr 10 – 11)

Slideshow kiosk with presentation highlighting award-winning green architecture design and concept design. (Gr 10)

Display tables with 3D Models of electrical machines, i.e. motors or generators illustrating the principles of operation (Gr 11)

Research reports and displays highlighting energy consumption in IT applications (Gr 11)

Displayed projects with posters and/or looped slideshow highlighting the viability and cost of solar energy (Gr 11)

Dynamic model driven off solar panels that will provide for water pumping, electricity generation and running of a load from the generated source (Gr 11)

Display area with posters and slideshow – conflict and political instability as stumbling blocks preventing access to sustainable energy sources (Gr 11)

Table displays of narrative anthologies and/or visual displays as poster and/or displayed as projected images. A selection of pieces to be read as part of the lectures programme (Gr 11 – 12)

Display area/tables with information and displays illustrating student-driven sustainability projects (NMMU Green Campus Forum)