Celebrating Tanzanian Young Scientists
Aug 01, 2019
The Annual National YST Exhibition has become a highlight in the secondary school calendar, showcasing scientific and technological projects researched by 190 secondary school students under the mentorship of their teachers. This year the event was held in Dar-es-Salaam from 31st July – 1st August 2019.
For two days of the exhibition, young scientists displayed their projects in various areas of science such as chemical, physical and mathematical sciences; biological and ecological sciences; social and behavioural sciences; and technology. The projects were mainly focused on finding practical solutions to development challenges in health, agriculture and food security, communications and transportation safety, energy and environment, education, social relations and social problems.
YST competitions has inspired many young people in Tanzania to engage in science and innovation. This exhibition is another good opportunity for secondary school students to demonstrate their talents in addressing development challenges. Winners with the best projects will be awarded cash, medals and trophies for their schools. Four young scientists will be awarded university scholarships by the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation to enable them to pursue scientific and technological studies at university. The Overall Winners will also represent Tanzania at the International Eskom Expo Young Scientists Competition in Johannesburg in October 2019.
The Guest of Honor, Minister of Education giving an Opening Speech
First winners for 2019 receiving the award
Shell staff at the Stall during the exhibitions
The Guest of Honor admiring the Shell SI Booklet when she visited the Stall
Shell Tanzania as one of the major sponsors of the event was given a chance to address the audience - GM Commercial Dirk Nevelsteen is giving out the speech.