YST 2015 




YST 2015 winners return to Morogoro




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Winners of Young Scientists Tanzania 2015 were

Edwin Luguku and John Method from Mzumbe Secondary School in Morogoro , emerged as the winners of YST 2015. Their project titled "The effects of Plastic Bags on Morogoro and reducing their use "combined excellent technical and scientific content while addressing the large local issue of flies which their islands experiences.

YST2015 was priviledged to have the winner announced by the former President of Tanzania His Excellency Alhaj Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

Edwin and John returned home to a hero's welcome and brought with them Tsh 1,000,000 prize money and a school trophy. In addition they have earned third level scholarships from the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation and an all expenses trip to Ireland in January 2016 to attend the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. They along with their teacher Mganga Suka, will receive a very warm welcome to Ireland!

Runner up position went to Emmanuel Lemalali and Emmanuel Sanga from Tanga Technical  School, Tanga. Emmanuel and Emmanuel won with their project from the Biological and Ecological category titled "A simple chemical free method for controlling Ectoparasites in Cattle".

We congratulate all the winners of the many special awards and category awards. 

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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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