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Scifest Africa is South Africa’s National Science Festival and aims to promote the public awareness and engagement with science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI). The project consists of two components, namely the annual week-long National Science Festival held in Grahamstown in March every year, as well as a range of local, regional and national outreach programmes implemented around the country throughout the rest of the year. Scifest Africa 2012 will take place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape from 14-20 March 2012 and we invite you to join us and make this the festival that rocks all festivals. The theme for Scifest Africa 2012 is “Science rocks!” and will explore Earth sciences, archaeology, palaeontology, astrobiology, GIS, chemical and civil engineering, music... and any other -ology or -graphy you can think of that has anything to do with rocks.
Bloodhound SSC is the name of a project aiming to break the land speed record with a pencil-shaped car powered by a jet engine and a rocket designed to reach approximately 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/h). It is being developed and built with the intention of breaking the land speed record by the largest ever margin.
Our primary mission to promote Engineering literacy in classrooms and molding our students to become imagineers of tomorrow.Destination Zero Carbon (DZC) - Junior Category is a clean energy education program and a global racing federation designed to promote environmental awareness for students through a fun and engaging platform. Built around the excitement of competition, the programme features a "design-build-and-race" of 1:20 scale, future energy tech cars using zero emission technologies, and incorporates relevant content in Science, Mathematics, Earth Science, Information Technology, and Design, modeled after the national secondary school curriculum. It also features introductions to 3D modeling (design your own zero carbon car) using Solidworks software, where student designs can then be rapidly prototyped using laser cutting machines.