YESA - Creating a Pipeline for STEMI
The Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa (YESA) is an initiative aimed at increasing the pipeline Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). YESA interventions operate from Grades 0-12 and are designed to supplement the national curriculum in a stimulating and challenging environment to promote creativity and innovation. All interventions are aimed at addressing the gaps in the developmental stages of providing support to learners through a broad range of activities.
LEGO Robotics Walmer High 27 January 2016
After setting the learners on a journey of self discovery with LEGO Robotics it was noticed that they had not grasped the concept of programming in blocks. Based on this they were taken back a few steps with the introduction of Scratch as a form of pseudo coding.
A Raspberry Pi was set up as a web server to allow for the distribution of Scratch as a zipped file for them to download and unzip on their own laptops. The intention is to use the Raspberry Pi to give then access to a range of training materials (PDF and Videos) for them to follow while completing certain tasks. This is a mind shift from traditional training scenarios.
JPSC EC 2017 Open
2017 Season now open
Dates for the provincial finals:
22 February 2017 - KZN Race Day
25 February 2017 - EP Race Day
28 February 2017 - GP Race Day -
03 March 2017 - WP Race Day
Date for national final:
29 March 2017 - Centurion Race Day (national race day - invitation only)
LEGO Robotics Walmer High
LEGO Robotics Training scheduled for Walmer High on 20 January 2017
Watch this space
Reflections on 2016
In reflecting back on 2016 there have been many highs and a few low points.
Notable highs include:-
Next year has some interesting prospects on the horizon:-
By now many of you will be with loved ones and friends cherishing every moment. You deserve it.
Thank you for making 2016 a good year and I look forward to your support in making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate but who still have immense talent. Together we can make a bigger difference.
May you have a fruitful year in 2017.