Eskom Expo returns to Bloemfontein

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With hopes to enrich young minds and highlight the scientific brilliance of Bloemfontein’s most promising young scientists, Eskom Expo is to host a physical expo at the Boet Troskie Hall at the Central University of Technology (CUT). The awards ceremony is to take place on July 30.

The Expo will be the first physical science fair since 2019 and while there, learners will have an opportunity not only to show their own scientific investigations in different fields of science but to discuss them as well. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects will be shown and discussed with judges, teachers and students from other schools, parents and other interested parties.

Eskom Expo’s Free State Provincial Coordinator Nicho Swartz said that the past two years had been quite challenging, as Eskom Expo had to execute its mandates virtually because of the pandemic. “It’s a welcoming return to form to be able to host physical expos this year, where pandemic protocols will remain in place.”

There will be about 500 projects showcased on a provincial scale, so young scientists will compete for an opportunity to represent their regions and province at the Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF), which will be held virtually in October.

Furthermore, learners also have a chance to receive bursaries, along with scholarships and various opportunities. Learners also stand a chance to be selected to showcase their research or innovation in an international science fair in the US, Asia, Europe and the rest of Africa.

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Bonolo Moloi