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|Science Lens winners|
|Young, innovative and gifted|
|Intern receives Fellowship in Paris|
|Transformation in marine science|
|Looking for the brainiacs of yesteryear|
|Skies alive with space activities|
|Training the trainers|
|On your marks ... Get SET Go!|
|Schools debates advisory committee|
|Science community volunteers|
|The science of giving back|
|New science communication resource|
|Bringing nanotech to the disabled|
|Meet media guru Daryl Ilbury|
|Water World @ Scifest Africa 2014|
|Exploring marine science|
|Sharks, vegetables and alien fish|
|In the news|
|It's a fact!|
On your marks ... Get SET Go!
In his opening address at the launch of a new career guide, Get SET Go, SAASTA's Managing Director,
Practical guide to SET careers
Written for secondary and high school learners as well as early tertiary students, Get SET Go offers practical steps to help steer young minds towards careers in science, engineering, technology and innovation.
Young people worldwide have a critical role to play in developing new scientific strategies that will help solve problems that we don't even know are problems yet. This book is a call to action, to help create a world where young people will contribute towards growing a representative pool of SET skills in the South African workforce.
To the learners attending the launch, who were from the Modiri Technical School; Soshanguve Technical High School; Phateng Senior Secondary School and Pretoria Secondary School, Dr Nukeri said, "I want to tell you that you hold enormous power, power to use science to improve lives and leapfrog the many challenges we face."
Get SET Go aims to inspire learners to take Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects as well as to enable them to enlighten the general public about the importance of science, engineering and technology.
Agents of change
According to Dr Nukeri, this book is a tool for the youth to get into "science action" and become agents of change.
Role models Segomotso Kelefetswe, Richard Tswai and Max Chauke, who are featured in the book, were a real source of inspiration as they encouraged learners to look into the possibilities of studying towards SET careers. Many of these role models had to turn the tide to reach their goals and we at SAASTA believe that our young readers can do that too.
To conclude the event, the winner of FameLabSA 2014, Raven Motsewabangwe performed his winning science speech and got our guests excited about the mystical beauty of science.
To ensure the widest possible dissemination of the publication, SAASTA will be distributing copies (only
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to secure your copy of the Get SET Go publication.
By Daphney Molewa, Corporate Communicator, SAASTA