Zooming in on Agripreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Agripreneurship and sustainable agricultural value chains were the main topics of presentation at the third annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium hosted by UKZN at its Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg. Topics at the two-day gathering ranged from agripreneurship to technological and postharvest innovation. Local NGOs, including the Siyazisisa Trust and the Institute of Natural Resources presented, as did the student

Science Centre’s Workshops an Educational Diversion for Kids in Lockdown

The Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN) in UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has been presenting weekly online workshops in which children are exposed to a variety of scientific principles through fun, colourful experiments. STEC’s Dr Tanja Reinhardt, fondly known as “Dr T”, has been running virtual workshops via Zoom, one focused on

STEC@UKZN Steers Eden College Students towards STEM Careers

The Science and Technology Educational Centre at UKZN (STEC@UKZN) hosted Grade 8 and 9 learners from Eden College at a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career guidance workshop. Eden’s HOD of Physical Science, Mrs Chantal Sunpath had attended a Wonder Women in Science Breakfast with Grade 11 learners and enjoyed a science demonstration by

CompLit4U Brings Computer Literacy to Cleaning Staff

The Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN) and the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s CompLit4U outreach project aims to empower cleaning staff with basic computer literacy skills. The project was the brain child of Dr Tanja Reinhardt (Co-ordinator of STEC@UKZN) and was born out of a conversation with colleague Mr Sashlin Girraj. ‘Sashlin and

Computer Literacy Project for Cleaning Staff

The Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN) piloted the second phase of its CompLit4U outreach project, which aims to provide UKZN cleaning staff with basic computer literacy skills. The project was initiated by the Co-ordinator of STEC@UKZN, Dr Tanja Reinhardt and colleague Mr Sashlin Girraj, who developed the curriculum, secured participants, obtained resources and taught

STEC@UKZN hosts Robotics Workshop

The Science and Technology Educational Centre (STEC) together with SAASTA TechnoYouth held a Robotics Programme on UKZN’s Westville campus. The SAASTA TechnoYouth Educational Programme, which began as an awareness programme, is a community engagement project run by UKZN’s College of Science and Technology in collaboration with UNISA and Inspired Science and Engineering Technology (ISET). Youngsters

UKZN’S Dr T a Finalist in SA’s Science Oscars

Well-known UKZN personality, Dr Tanja Reinhardt (aka “Dr T”), has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards. Reinhardt, who is the Co-ordinator of UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN), is a finalist in the NSTF Award for Communication for Outreach and Creating Awareness of SET and Innovation. The award recognises

UKZN’s ‘Dr T’ Wins Best Workshop at Grahamstown Science Festival

UKZN’s Science Centre Co-ordinator, Dr Tanja Reinhardt (aka “Dr T”) scooped the prize for the Best Workshop at the recent Grahamstown National Science Festival. The annual Festival aims to instil a love of science in school pupils. Dr T’s workshop went under the intriguing title of “Wandering Continents”. Using “play tectonics”, learners and teachers embarked on a

Japanese Embassy Sponsors Mobile Science Lab at UKZN

Through generous sponsorship from the Japanese Embassy, UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre(STEC@UKZN) is the proud owner of a mobile science lab in the form of a converted Mercedes-Benz Vito van. The sponsorship of the van was facilitated by UKZN Foundation, who put UKZN’s Science Centre in touch with the Japanese Embassy’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots

Share and Dare Programme at UKZN

About 75 youngsters from five schools which are part of the Umkhumbane Schools Project, attended a National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Share ‘n Dare Programme held at UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC). The programme was initiated as part of the NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards to enable the award winners to be ambassadors for Science,