Vision - Inspiring Young Scientists and Researchers
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists is an exposition, or science fair, where students have a chance to show others their projects about their own scientific investigations.
At Expo, students can discuss their work with judges, teachers and students from other schools, with parents and with other interested people.
By participating at expo students will increase their awareness of the wonders of science, add to their knowledge and broaden their scientific horizons.
Our Mission is to develop young scientists who are able to identify a problem, analyse information, find solutions and communicate findings effectively.
Learners can only participate in Eskom Expo for Young Scientists via their school. Interested students must ask their teachers to contact the relevant Expo regions
Teachers requiring participation information please contact your nearest regional science fair director.
The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists mourns the loss of a great South African and world icon, Tata Madiba. We have benefitted so much from his humility and leadership, that it is imperative for us to continue with his legacy against all odds.
For Tata Madiba's sacrifices over the years to be meaningful, we must celebrate the achievements of a unified South Africa, inspired and brought about by Madiba, and grow in harmony.
Madiba's selflessness can be found inside every one of us and it is up to us to ensure his legacy lives on within us.
Address by President Jacob Zuma at the occassion of the National Children's Day Science Expo at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria
When I started my high school career, I did not think, never mind imagine that I would turn out to be the person that I am today.
During my first year in high school, I was still trying to find my feet. I knew I wanted to become a scientist but I did not really have an idea of what I would be doing as a scientist. I then heard of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. I asked some of my friends that were involved what this Eskom Expo for Young Scientists really was. The explanation that I got was that 'it is a competition where learners are expected to come up with a project that solves a problem'. I wanted to join expo but a few things held me back. One being the kind of personality that I have. I am a very shy person, the thought of standing in front of a judge and explaining my project was a scary one, and as a result, I did not do an expo project in grade 8.
September 2013 is a month abuzz with excitement for Eskom Expo for Young Scientists as we celebrate excellence in science amongst the youth of South Africa. Congratulations to all finalists on qualifying to participate in the most prestigious science fair competition in Africa.
The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Science Fair has become an important platform for talented students from all over South Africa and Africa to explore science collaboratively, creatively and purposefully. In a world where the energy crisis, climate change and the scarcity of resources cause international tensions and threaten our very existence, science can offer exciting, unique and creative solutions to drive change and improve our current situation. A generation of youths who are well-grounded in scientific knowledge is therefore crucial in ensuring the continued survival of our planet as we know it.
Students participating at this prestigious event are just the beginning of many more accomplishments, thoughts, dreams and ideas that lie ahead of them. These young minds with bright ideas are incredible individuals with so much to offer our country and the world – to solve the scientific challenges and issues our country and the world faces.
This prestigious event is open to the public from 27th to 28th September 2013. Eskom Expo for Young Scientists encourages schools that are not participating to visit the International Science Fair at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre.
Good luck to all finalists competing at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair 2013. You are going to enjoy an exciting and memorable Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair 2013.
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists salutes the many volunteers from around the country ensuring our youth are aware of the importance of science education for their future.