Science week: Hitch-hike through world of science

2017-07-13 06:00

Take a virtual tour of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and find more about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC); get a hitch-hikers’ guide to the universe or alternatively find out more about climate change and how it impacts South Africa.

These are but a few of the activities hosted at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s Missionvale Campus during the forthcoming National Science Week.

The public will be able to select from a range of activities depending on their interest from astronomy to zoology, paleantology to natural sciences, or even participate in talks ranging from the social sciences to the intricacies of astrophysics.

This year’s theme is “Advancing Science Tourism”. Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor will kick off NSW 2017 at the university, which officially relaunches its name as Nelson Mandela University on 20 July.

The University, through the Faculty of Science, has organised an array of exciting events in the run up to the NSW launch on August 5th. That includes maths and science conferences, lectures and talks and seminars.

A fun-run will be held on July 29th to kick-start the annual science, technology and innovation extravaganza.

This year’s launch event at the University is expected to attract 3 500 learners, 600 students and academics and a further 1 000 participants that include teachers, local community members and policy makers.

About 100 regional and national exhibitors are expected to showcase their science, technology, engineering, mathematics innovation (STEMI) products and initiatives and engage with the participants.

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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