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The 4th YSK National Science & Technology Exhibition

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: September 28, 2021  

Young scientists, innovators & techies gather around! The Annual Young Scientists of Kenya (YSK) exhibition week is back! The 4th edition is going down virtually and will culminate with a grand closing ceremony on Wednesday, 8th of October 2021. The theme this year is: Inspire & Empower.

So what’s this all about?

The National Science Week (NSW) is a vibrant expression of the cultural importance of science and technology of a nation. The aim of NSW is to engage the public and showcase how science and technology provide solutions that transform our daily lives.

It gives young secondary school scientists, inventors and researchers a chance to interact closely and discuss science with their peers and the general public.

The importance of NSW is to help youth develop 21st century skills, with focus on scientific knowledge, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork through the enhancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programmes.

This year 214 students (120 girls and 94 boys) will showcase 111 projects in four award areas. This year’s exhibition is a culmination of a STEM mentorship programme with over 47,000 students reached through our online outreach.

Supported by their teachers and YSK mentors, these finalists have developed innovative STEM projects to be judged by national and international judges. In addition, the winning students will be invited to a bootcamp and given mentorship and training on commercialisation, enterprise development, Intellectual Property protection while providing incubation links to the public and private sectors.

Join in for free by registering HERE

 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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