TAKE A GIRL CHILD TO WORK DAY
The CSIR actively supports the Take a Girl Child to Work Day™ initiative. In a CSIR first, the organisation hosted, as part of this event in 2008, learners from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. This event usually takes place in May each year.
According to Cell C, the aim of this event is to “deepen the thinking of the girl child with regard to her infinite role in society, enhance her self-esteem, inspire and motivate her to reach her full potential and through exposure to diverse careers and positive role models, assist her to prepare for the world of work.” The initiative is a joint effort between government, the Department of Education, business and the public.
Unfortunately the CSIR can only accommodate a maximum of 300 learners each year. For your school to be considered, please send an email to the CSIR events team.
SCIFEST AFRICA IN GRAHAMSTOWN
This festival has become one of South Africa's premier programmes in the promotion of public awareness of science, engineering and technology. It continues to play a vital role in promoting the development of a much-needed culture of studying and doing science in South Africa. Attendance now exceeds 58 000 visitors.
Be sure to visit the CSIR stand at the event and learn more about the exciting research and innovations being developed by the organisation.
Scifest Africa usually hits Grahamstown in the month of March but you can learn more about upcoming festivals by visiting the Scifest web site
Heading for it's 6th year, ScienceUnlimited is Africa's premier Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Education/Awareness Week, comprising science shows, workshops, lectures, demonstrations and interactive exhibitions. ScienceUnlimited opens a window on tertiary study, career and entrepreneurial opportunities for learners so that they can opt for maths and science subjects at school.
Many of the learners in South Africa do not have access to science and the subject thus remains abstract to them. The CSIR strives to change this by participating in national festivals of science, engineering and technology (SET).
A range of visually appealing exhibits and demonstrations from the CSIR will encourage the youth at the upcoming ScienceUnlimited, this science festival is now being hosted in Pretoria and Stellenbosch.
To ensure that you do not miss this exciting event, visit the scieneunlimited web site for booking information, dates and venues.
NATIONAL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (SET) WEEK
“Tomorrow's Science and Technology are in our youth's hands”
National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology that aims to excite our youth with science at an early age and to encourage them to develop an interest in studying mathematics and science subjects. While placing emphasis on our youth, awareness is also created amongst those sectors of society bearing an influence on the subject and career choices of learners, particularly disadvantaged sections of the population.
The CSIR annually participates in SET Week, which is hosted in a number of provinces during the month of May.
Find out more about SET Week by visiting the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s website and following the SET Week link.
SASOL TECHNO X 2009
17 - 21 AUGUST 2009
To inform, inspire and motivate learners, educators and the general public, in an understanding of Technology in all its forms. The Sasol TechnoX event covers the widest diversity of Technology, Science and Maths which is based on the major learning areas.
The week long event includes hands-on exhibitions, site visits, workshops and lectures. You can learn more about this exciting event by visiting the Sasol Techno X website.