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.
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The Cofimvaba Rural Schools Fuel Cell Educational Initiate was launched in June 2014
The project is sponsored by Anglo Platinum
Just a quick report back relating to the Speak to Prof Ron Project on MXit. During the initial phases the user base was confined largely to the SADC region but in recent months there has been a surge from a number of different countries across Africa and even into America, Europe and Asia. The number of countries now exceeds 60 and is growing. More importantly a total of over 9000 questions have been responded to with an average of 22.8 in 398 days. I will be reporting back to the academic community via a series of Journal articles in the coming months.
The latest development includes a post graduate student in the IT faculty from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) working on the development of an automatic response system to initial questions. The intention is to allow the revised response system to interrogate the current database of questions and the serve up a few options. If the user is still not happy with the answers provided the system will then channel the questions to me directly. This will certainly improve the efficiency of the system by reducing the response time.
Cofimvaba Rural Schools Educational Project
This project, involving Hydrogen Fuel Cell Education will soon become a reality in the Cofimvaba Region.
Please refer to the Cofimvaba Rural Schools Fuel Cell Education Initiative Web Site