Young Scientists Tanzania 2016

10th - 12th August, Dar es Salaam

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12.04.2016 23:14
YST Workshop Morogoro

Latest regional workshop in Morogoro took place on Karume Day

17.02.2016 08:40
Joint Outreach for Rukwa /Ruvuma and Njombe in Mbeya

Outreach for Rukwa, Ruvuma and Njombe was done at the Iyunga Technical Sec School in Mbeya

16.02.2016 09:48
St. Jude Sec School receiving their winning Prizes from Songas for YST 2015

Songas presented their Award " Passion for Science" to the YST 2015 winners of this special prize

16.02.2016 08:28
Joint Workshop for Mbeya/Iringa and Katavi in Mbeya

Outreach Workshop in Mbeya on 15th Feb 2016 by Joseph Clowry

16.02.2016 08:14
Outreach Workshop for Lindi at Mtwara Technical School

Outreach Workshop for Lindi Teachers was held in Mtwara on 15th Feb 2016

Young Scientists Tanzania is a unique event in Africa, providing a platform for young people from across Tanzania to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents. Modeled on the internationally acclaimed Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition in Ireland, now in its 50th year, Young Scientists Tanzania helps to popularise science amongst young people and encourage them to seek practical solutions to the problems they face in everyday life. 

The centrepiece of YST is an attractive annual exhibition and competition in which schools and students can participate. Schools and teachers that wish to get involved are supported through cross regional workshops, where they receive mentoring and practical advice on experimental methods suitable for their environment. Students then generate ideas for their projects based on the realities faced in their communities, tackling topics as wide ranging as nutrition, climate change, sustainable agriculture, gender inequality, disease, clean water and sustainable energy, all of which have major implications for the development of the Tanzanian economy and society. In the process of their research, students and schools are also linked up with appropriate mentors from academia, the government, development and private sectors, and encouraged to view their research in the context of the global scientific community.

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