Eskom Expo calls for judges or mentors


The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, which operates across South Africa, and in which Bloemfontein learners excel, is inviting professionals and students to apply their academic and professional skills by becoming a judge at an Eskom Expo District and Regional Expo, along with the International Science Fair (ISF).

According to a media statement by Eskom Expo, they require judges and mentors who are experts in their field to guide and motivate learners. Mentoring a young scientist is a rewarding way to use experience and expertise to pay it forward.

Eskom Expo targets practicing professionals, including engineers, doctors, veterinarians, teachers, lecturers, researchers, scientists, and IT professionals. Teachers can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, scientists registered with SACNASP can earn CPD points, and other professionals can obtain credit through their professional bodies.

Judges are required to make the interview experience a positive one for every participant, which fulfils the aim of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists – to inspire young researchers and develop their love of science.

To qualify, a candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Be in possession of a qualification in any field of scientific inquiry, including natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, medical sciences and engineering, or IT;
  • Be a specialist or practitioner in any field of scientific inquiry; and
  • Be in possession of a teaching qualification in any field of scientific inquiry.

To judge at District of Regional Expos, contact the Regional Science Fair Director in your area:

To judge at the ISF, apply online when applications open. Please note, to judge at the ISF, three years’ Regional Expo judging is required (or judging at three to four regional expos). Click here to apply:

To mentor, contact an Eskom Expo Provincial Coordinator in your province:

Should candidates require any further information, please contact:

Compiled by Sazly Moses