Paris, March 22nd 2017 – Last night, the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and autoimmune diseases.
The first Bioenergy Atlas for South Africa will be launched by the Department of Science and Technology in Pretoria on Friday, 24 March.
Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor urged learners attending the official launch of the Scifest 2017 festival to overcome their fear of mathematics and science.
The world of space science became tangible for thousands of learners from the iRhini township in the Eastern Cape, where the Scifest Africa outreach festival is taking place. School pupils attending the event at the Joza indoor sport centre on Friday were mesmerized by a presentation from NASA’s retired chief technologist, Jim Adams.
Thousands of learners have descended on Settlers Monument for Scifest 2017. Braving the cold and rainy weather, learners have come from all over the Eastern Cape to experience the annual science extravaganza.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, officially opens Scifest 2017 in Grahamstown on Friday, 10 March.
CAPTION: HERA telescope under constsruction at the SKA site in the Northern Cape. The project received a R75 million cash injection from a US organization.
The awarding of a R75 million grant by a United States-based organisation towards the construction of the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope in the Karoo is evidence of the region's growing attractiveness as a hub for global astronomy research, says the Department of Science and Technology (DST).