02 April 2015 Volume :3 Issue :10

Engineering Career Days a Hit with Bright Sparks

Engineering Career Days a Hit with Bright Sparks
Dr Tanja Rienhardt demonstrates the properties of fire during Engineering Career Week on the Howard College Campus.

UKZN's School of Engineering hosted 385 Grade 12 Top 10 mathematics and physics pupils at Engineering Career Days held at the UNITE Building on the Howard College Campus recently.

The youngsters, chosen from 23 schools in the greater Durban area, heard from staff and postgraduate students about the various disciplines of Engineering.

The main aim was to recruit ‘bright sparks’ to study Engineering, however, the days also served to enlighten learners about what is expected from them as Engineering students.

Mrs Denise O’Reiley of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science advised the young folk about requirements, subjects and points needed to get into Engineering at UKZN.

Female pupils were specifically targeted on one of the days as the School of Engineering is on a drive to recruit young women into the discipline. 

In line with the theme: Engineering is a Girls' Thing, the youngsters were told about how their contribution to engineering in South Africa was important. 

Each day ended with exciting chemistry and physical science shows which were thoroughly enjoyed by the young folk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prashina Kallideen

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