CSIR researchers urge learners to consider careers in science
“Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) inspires young people to generate new technologies and ideas that are crucial to developing sustainable solutions to real-world challenges,” said doctoral researcher Rivalani Baloyi from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Baloyi and other researchers were engaging learners and encouraging them to take up careers in science during the 2022 National Science Week (NSW) which ran from 1 to 6 August 2022. NSW is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation that aims to celebrate science and its role in society.
Young CSIR scientists use scientific knowledge to shape SA knowledge economy
The scientific research work of eight young scientists was acknowledged at the recently held 7th Emerging Researchers Symposium (ERS), hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). These young scientists were selected to battle it out for the best innovative research solutions to the challenges faced by society.
The event, which was hosted under the theme “Innovation in Entrepreneurship”, provided 39 young researchers with the platform to demonstrate how their scientific research responds to the needs of industry, small and medium enterprises, and underserved communities, through oral and poster presentations.