Science and Mathematics the focus at Sasol Techno X
Science, mathematics and technology are regarded as the single most important fields of study for the future and with this in mind the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University took part in the recent Sasol Techno X Exhibition.
The aim of the annual exhibition is to entice students to not only study towards achieving success in these fields but also to showcase the endless possibilities that science and technology have to offer. The exhibition consists of displays, workshops, tours, talks and several hands-on activities.
This year saw the School of Educational Sciences and the team from Marketing and Communication teaming up to represent the campus as this prestigious event. According to Prof Elsa Fourie, Director: School of Education Sciences, the aim of the exhibition is to “bring science home” to the students on a practical level and by doing so indicating to them that science, mathematics and technology should also figure as a career possibility.
According to the organizers of the Sasol Techno X it is crucial to grow and develop well-qualified individuals to help strengthen the South African economy in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. This drive is also in line with the government’s initiative to achieve a 6% growth in the economy.
Senior members of the Campus Management attended the opening ceremony of the Sasol Techno X. Pictured with some of the learners are Mr Bertie Visser (Chief Director: Finance and Facilities), Prof Thanyani Mariba (Campus Rector), Prof Linda du Plessis (Vice-Rector: Academic and Planning) and Prof Herman van der Merwe (Dean: Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology).
Prof Linda du Plessis and a student from the School of Educational Sciences explaining an experiment to interested learners.
Published by Jeremy Mooi on 07 September 2010.