TUT gears up to ignite curiosity and innovation at Science Week

31 July 2023

The Faculty of Science at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is gearing up for an exhilarating week of exploration and learning during the highly anticipated annual Science Week. Promising to be a dynamic showcase of cutting-edge advancements and educational outreach initiatives, this year's event is all set to inspire young minds and underscore the vital role of science in shaping our society.

 Learners discovering the amazing world of Science.

Starting on Monday, 31 August 2023, Science Week will kick off with a thought-provoking seminar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its remarkable applications in Water Science and Health. 

According to Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof Yvonne Paul, AI has rapidly emerged as a transformative force in various industries. "Our experts from the Faculty of Science will delve into how it can revolutionize critical sectors. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into how AI-driven technologies enhance water management, analyse environmental data and revolutionise healthcare diagnosis and treatment."

In line with its commitment to fostering a passion for science among the youth, the Faculty of Science will be visiting several schools throughout the week. Their dedicated staff members will conduct interactive lectures and demonstrations on an array of subjects, including Physics, Environmental Health, Biotechnology and Chemistry. These engaging sessions are specially designed to ignite curiosity, stimulate critical thinking and instil a love for scientific exploration in the hearts of young learners.

Physics experts will unravel the wonders of the universe and demonstrate how physics plays an integral role in our daily lives during their experiments and using real-world examples. From exploring the laws of motion to understanding the mysteries of light and sound, students will embark on an exciting journey through the realm of physics.

I addition, faculty members will illuminate the importance of preserving the environment, safeguarding public health and mitigating the impact of pollutants on our ecosystems. Through hands-on activities, students will discover the significance of sustainable practices and the role they can play in creating a healthier planet.

Equally captivating, chemistry experts will conduct a series of demonstrations, unveiling the secrets of matter and its interactions. From mesmerizing chemical reactions to practical applications in daily life, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the pivotal role of chemistry in shaping our world.

“At the Faculty of Science, we firmly believe that Science Week is a fantastic opportunity to bridge the gap between academia and the broader community. By showcasing the remarkable power of artificial intelligence and actively engaging with young minds in schools, the Faculty aims to inspire a new generation of scientists, innovators and problem solvers who will lead us into a brighter and more promising future,” said Prof Paul.

“We extend our gratitude to all the participants and schools for being an integral part of this enriching experience. Together, we will embrace innovation, harness knowledge and foster a passion for science that will undoubtedly transform lives and make a positive impact on our society.”

Learners discovering the amazing world of Science.

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Phaphama Tshisikhawe, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 4711   Email: tshisikhawerpt@tut.ac.za