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intelISEFlogoFor 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, 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. Last year saw at 757 participants at International finals from a total of 52 698 participants nationally; an increase of 9% from 2011.

On 10 May 2013, nine very excited learners from across the country will gather at OR Tambo International Airport to listen to words of wisdom from Minister Derek Hanekom as well as scientific leaders in South Africa, before they depart for the prestigious annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science fair competition and will run from 12 to 18 May 2013.

A delegation consisting of Jason Patrick Beangstrom, Aritia Mauryn Reyneke and Gabriella Kezly Wiseman will be accompanied by Willem du Buisson to attend this years International Sustainable World Project Olympiad (I-SWEEP).

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists wishes all the participants the best of luck - we are proud of you.

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004Shannon Pincus from Cape Town received second place in the category Physics and Astronomy at the Taiwan International Science Fair in Taipei, Taiwan. The aim of her project was to determine whether there is an amount of gyroscopic force that keeps a bicycle wheel upright and stable.

KwaZulu-Natal student Courtney Dedekind’s project main purpose was to investigate whether colour could improve children’s memory skills in maths, so that better school results could be achieved has won her fourth place in her category behavioural science.

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Courtney Dedekind from  Northern KwaZulu region and Shannon Pincus from Cape Town region  have jetted to Taipei, Taiwan to participate at the Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) which is taking place from 30 January to 5th February 2013.

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