Electricity + Control

Andries Els and Christofel Barnard (both 17), from Hoërskool Lydenburg in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, won most innovative science project overall at the Kenya Science and Engineering Fair which concluded on Saturday, 17 June 2017.

Eskom Expo learners top prizeThis was the first time the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists sent a delegation representing South Africa to this prestigious science fair. The two learners also came second in the physics category and also received the prize for the most innovative project in the category. The pair designed a cost and energy efficient cooler box and have also been invited to participate at the Kenya Science Week in Nairobi in May 2018.

“Eskom is a world class energy provider and is proud to be the driving force behind the Eskom Expo for young scientists, which provides this fantastic platform for budding young scientists to thrive. The international competitiveness of our country lies in the hands of young scientists and innovators like these two budding scientists,” says Thava Govender, Group Executive: Transmission and Acting Group Executive Sustainability & Risk.

About the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists NPO

The Eskom Expo provides a platform for the learners to increase their awareness and knowledge of the wonders of science and also hopes to broaden their scientific horizons and encourage them to pursue careers in the sciences by igniting a passion for innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

By the very nature of its activities, it is making a contribution to improving the scientific, technical and research skills of young people, and providing an excellent opportunity for teachers to engage in the type of activity promoted within the education curriculum. The Expo provides an ideal opportunity for both teachers and learners to develop skills in scientific project work.

Now in its 37th year, the Expo is endorsed by the Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Basic Education and has also received recognition from the Presidency. It sees learners presenting their scientific research work to judges, professionals from the private sector, academics, scientists, educators, learners from other schools, parents as well as other interested members from the general community.

Enquiries: Eskom Media Desk Tel: +27 11 800 3304/3343/3378 Fax: 086 664 7699 Email: mediadesk@eskom.co.za

Contact Electricity + Control

Title: Editor
Name: Wendy Izgorsek
Email: ec@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Helen Couvaras
Email: helencou@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Heidi Jandrell
Email: heidij@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

 
Full Name*
Invalid Input

Company Name*
Invalid Input

Your Email*
Invalid Input

Phone*
Invalid Input

Postal Address 1*
Invalid Input

Postal Address 2*
Invalid Input

Postal Code*
Invalid Input

Street Address 1
Invalid Input

Street Address 2
Invalid Input

Postal Code
Invalid Input

Town / City*
Invalid Input

Country*
Invalid Input

Magazine

Invalid Input

Invalid Input