YESA - Creating a Pipeline for STEMI
Ilanga II: Under the hood of a sun chaser
The engineering challenge of designing and building a solar-powered racing car for a strenuous eight-day international endurance race brings together research, theory and development while promoting alternative energy and technological innovation.
The Ilanga II is a prototype solar racing car developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Solar Team to compete in this year’s biennial Sasol Solar Challenge.
The 25-member UJ Solar Team developed the Ilanga II in collaboration with 30 industry partners. It will be one of 13 national and international teams competing in the challenge. The team’s original project in 2008 was born out of the engineering school’s curriculum requirements for practical work, making the Ilanga II the team’s third-generation solar car.
TROBO Is A Storytelling Plush Toy Robot That Teaches Kids Science And Math
Posted Sep 19, 2014 by Sarah Perez (@sarahintampa)
A huggable, talking toy is not an entirely new idea, but a new toy robot called TROBO does more than just chatter at kids – he also works alongside an iPad app to help get children excited about STEM topics – that is science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through stories, games and quizzes, TROBO taps into kids’ natural curiosity about the world around them to teach them about science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.), 3D printing, the Internet, rockets, engineering, mechanics, math and more.
7th Innovation Summit
"A CASE FOR DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS OF INNOVATION"
Conference Paper Presentation at
7th Innovation Summit
NASA Hails Mars Probe's 'Flawless' Arrival at Red Planet
By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | September 22, 2014 07:00am ET
NASA's newest Mars spacecraft is safely in orbit around the Red Planet, and the probe's handlers couldn't be happier.
Cofimvaba Rural Schools Fuel Cell Education Initiative
The Cofimvaba Rural Schools Fuel Cell Education Initiative was initiated on 17th June 2014. In just over 10 weeks, 20 schools were visited reaching over 2800 learners in Grades 4-12. What an awesome yet emotional experience of interacting with learners and teachers in these rural schools. Even within this school circuit there were extremes, from Cofimvaba SSS as a modern reasonably resourced high school to several schools where there was no electricity, tin shacks and mud walled huts for classrooms, long drops, broken windows and desks, no teachers in Mathematics and Science for some students for the whole year, etc. There was an instance of a principal reporting that we were the first white people that some learners had ever seen in the communities and yet Anglo American Platinum had the vision to sponsor YESA to take Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies to these schools to make a difference in their lives.
The bottom line is that despite no resources there were learners who displayed immense talent when challenged to apply their mind with topics relating to energy, transfer, solar and wind energy as well as Hydrogen Fuel Cells. We have to find ways of tagging such learners with the view to taking them further.