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Celebrating National Science Month
Start: 16/08/2022, 12:00
End: 25/08/2022, 15:00
Contact:Maambele Khosa -
Location: Neelsie Cinema

​The Faculty of Science is celebrating National Science Week with a range of talks and events in the month of August. This includes panel discussions on careers in the biological, physical and mathematical sciences, a look at the life and work of a women mathematician, to the value of fundamental research. The month's activities are supported by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). 

Click here to register for the events below -

16 & 17 August  I  13:00-14:00  I  MS Teams

Postgraduate students in the Departments of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Genetics share their research projects under the themes of "Molecular solutions for a sustainable Africa" and "Antimicrobial development for health". Click here to join or e-mail

Monday 22 August  I  12:00-15:00  I  Neelsie Cinema

Careers in the Biological Sciences

Tuesday 23 August  I  12:00-15:00  I  Neelsie Cinema

Careers in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Tuesday 23 August  I  18:00-20:00  I  Neelsie Cinema

Movie night: “Secrets of the Surface" featuring the life and work of Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman mathematician to win the Fields Medal.


Wednesday 24 August I  12:30-14:00  I  Neelsie Cinema

“Why do we need fundamental research?" – A Science Café Stellenbosch talk by Prof Len Barbour, distinguished professor, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science


Thursday 25 August  I  12:00-15:00  I Academia Hall

Careers in Computer and Data Science

*Faculty of Science students only


Thursday 25 August  I  16:00-18:30  I  STIAS

Launch of the Mathematics and Science Teachers Network. By invitation only.