Accolades for UPís science show at Sasol Techno X
By Martie Meyer
Posted on 01 October 2012
Learners at the Sasol Techno X.
The University of Pretoria scooped the first prize for the Best Science Show and second prize for the "Best ExhibitionĒ in the tertiary institutions category at the Sasol Techno X 2012.
Sasol Techno X is an exhibition that focuses on displays, workshops, tours, talks and hands-on activities aimed at enthusing learners, students and the general public about the endless possibilities of science and technology. Sasol Techno X seeks to expose, at a practical level, the many facets of technology and encourage learners to explore the wide range of exciting disciplines and career choices that science, maths and technology offer. This annual event sponsored by Sasol attracted more than 25 000 visitors this year.
UP's exhibition theme was "Science with circles and CDs” and all the different faculties made the theme their own. The Faculty of Health Sciences, for example, made wheelchairs for dolls from the CDs while the Faculty of Humanities made CD mobiles with photos and beads as well as hand puppets. Furthermore, UP staff members handed out protractors, made from used CDs.
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