The CPUT Science Techonology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) team presented a brand new stem tool called a catapult to a local secondary school in Elsies river.
The STEM catapult is a product of a long standing collaborative relationship between CPUT's Ben Groenewald (HOD of Electrical Engineering) and University of Alababa in Huntsville's Christina Carmen. Rhyme Setshedi and Aysha Abrahams, lecturers in the Electrial Engineering department at CPUT cape Town campus, took their team of Engineeing students (Athini Sandile, Zinhle Matsane, Trevino Cousins, Pholosho Ngomezulu, Siziphe Sigila and Kyluke McDaughal) to Elswood Secondary to promote STEM.
Learners had fun building paper aeroplanes and learning the basics of STEM designs. There is a shortage of female engineers in the world. The future of Science, Technology Engineering and Maths in South Africa in South africa lies in the hands of the SA youth,."..said Rhyme and Aysha during their motivational speech to learners.
According to the science teacher, Mr Lawrence Olyn, this collaboration couldn't have came at a better time. The school has recently been experinced a declining number of maths and science students intake and interest over the years, and as such, there has been talks to compleately eliminate these subjects from the school.
Lets hope the STEM group has successfully managed to tun this around.
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