99 Mamelodi learners recently experienced an artificial intelligence pose-recognition workshop run by UP’s Pre-University Academy and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The workshop was aimed at promoting literacy in STEM subjects among local youth.
A world of scientific wonder and space exploration – in their own school halls! That’s what 3,500 Tshwane learners experienced when Sci-Enza, UP’s science centre, took its new mobile planetarium on the road and set it up at 17 schools.
A sensory STEM (science, technology, engineering and medicine) garden was recently officially opened at the University of Pretoria's Mamelodi Campus by Professor Themba Mosia, Interim UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Students from EBIT have been teaching learners from underprivileged township and rural schools about robotics, computer programming and sensor technology to increase interest in STEM careers and prepare them for the future world of work.
Young professionals from Tiger Brands and UP joined forces to pack food parcels for students in need. “We do know from studies that there is a correlation between hunger and academic performance,” said Tiger Brands’ Busisiwe Matontsi.
Students and staff from UP’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are helping to establish a trail for school learners aimed at educating Tshwane residents and preserving the natural splendour of the green mountain ridge rising above Mamelodi.
A food garden at UP’s Mamelodi Campus run by staff and student volunteers is not only helping to feed the community but also providing training to Mamelodi residents on how to grow their own vegetables.
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