SASOL TECHNO X

Overview

Sasol’s objective with Techno X is to host exhibits that excite visitors through user-friendly, hands-on, interactive and stimulating experiences. The target audience includes Grade 7 to 12 learners (from urban, rural, private and public schools across the country), university students and out of school youth. Innovation forms an integral part of Sasol Techno X and in order to stimulate learners with the ability to be acknowledged for their own work and inventions, various competitions (such as School Science projects, Art projects and Fashion shows) are hosted at the event. The combination of a career guidance exhibition filled with innovation and interactive hands-on experiences create awareness on career paths offered in the various scarce fields of Mathematics, Science and Technology.

Entry requirements

Educators enter the competitions on behalf of learners by submitting a completed entry form which can be downloaded from www.sasoltechnox.co.za. Entry forms will also be sent to schools or alternatively the competition coordinator can be contacted.

Host

Techno X competitions fall under the annual career exhibition hosted by Sasol. Since the exhibition is held in Mpumalanga Sasol’s education initiative, Osizweni Science Centre, will be the coordinating partner.

Benefits

School Science Projects provide an opportunity for Gr 7 to Gr 12 learners to contribute to innovation and idea generation. It provides a platform for enthusiasts who are interested in scientific topics beyond those covered by the school syllabus. It also gives learners the opportunity to do research and extend their school projects outside the curriculum specifications.

Target

Grade 7 to 12 learners from schools based in the four clusters (Nkangala, Gert Sibande, Bohlabela and Enhlanzeni) in Mpumalanga South Africa can enter.

How it works

The competition entails that learners follow a scientific project process to investigate a problem in any of the specified 14 categories. Apart from the more traditional mathematics and engineering disciplines, fields beyond the school curriculum such as animal/veterinary science, health care, energy, astronomy and space science may be investigated.
Projects are subject to elimination rounds resulting in only selected projects to be displayed at the Sasol Techno X where judges will interview participants on their findings as part of the evaluation process

Cost

There is no cost involved.

Awards

Winning learners and their schools receive cash prizes, the highest prize being R2 000 for the winning school.Timelines The programme is open throughout the whole year.

Competition timelines

Entries close end of May; further communication on elimination rounds will be communicated directly to schools.

For more information , go to :

Bongani Thabethe

017 689 2008