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US assists in science education in Mamelodi

By Martie Meyer

Posted on 18 April 2012

Front: Mr Karl E Stoltz (Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs: US Embassy in SA) and Prof Johann Engelbrecht (Deputy Dean: Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences). Back: Mr Edwin Smith (Campus Director: Mamelodi Campus) and Mr Steven P Kerchoff (Information Resource Officer: US Embassy in SA).
Front: Mr Karl E Stoltz (Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs: US Embassy in SA) and Prof Johann Engelbrecht (Deputy Dean: Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences). Back: Mr Edwin Smith (Campus Director: Mamelodi Campus) and Mr Steven P Kerchoff (Information Resource Officer: US Embassy in SA).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United States of America Embassy and the University of Pretoria was signed on 5 April 2012. This MoU is a continuation of an established partnership between the two parties for the Mae Jemison US Science Reading Room, an educational programme on the Mamelodi Campus.

The agreement, which started with the signing of the original MoU on 9 June 2008, was renewed in March this year and will continue until 2015. The Mae Jemison US Science Room is used to educate and interest school learners as well as members of the community (Mamelodi and Eersterust) about science and other related academic projects and to provide the learner and members of the community with educational support.

The Mae Jemison US Science Reading Room was officialy opened in 2008 and named after the first African-American woman astronaut, Dr Mae Jemison.



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