For over thirty years, the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists has been at the forefront of unearthing the country's most innovative and talented science minds across South Africa's rural and urban areas.
This premier science exposition is open to primary and high school learners and prize winners at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair held in Johannesburg receive laptops, mobile science kits, university bursaries and some even get the opportunity to participate in prestigious international science fairs.
The Eskom Expo, which is endorsed by the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Basic Education, is an ideal platform and opportunity for learners to share their bright ideas with peers and judges, and are assessed according to internationally accepted ethics and standards.
On 19 January 2014, two students Savanna Mendelsohn from Cape Town and Bianca Brandt from East London will depart for the annual Taiwan International Science and Engineering Fair (TISF).
Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) is a science research competition for high school students from grades nine through twelve. With the mission of identifying and nurturing talented young scientists, TISF 2014 will bring about 20 nations, 80 overseas participants to compete for awards. The National Taiwan Science Education Centre (NTSEC) is very proud to organize such a prestigious event. The Science is taking place from 21 to 27 January 2014.
Savanna's project is about the effect of hands free-cell phone conversation on visual fields and Bianca developed a computer-driven homework aid which will enable pupils to improve in reading, doing mathematics and complete their homework independently.
The learners are looking forward to meeting people from all over the world, learning about their cultures and seeing what they have created.
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists organisers looks forward to the learners' return and hearing all about their experience in Taipei. Every year our projects have returned with medal honours, which show how competitive our learners are in the international arena.
The delegation will be accompanied by the Potchefstroom Regional Science Fair Director Lydia Sethato.