National Science Week 2018

In order to attract and engage the public towards science, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, is organising the National Science Week 2018 (NSW18) from 09 May 2018 to 12 May 2018.

> Science and Technology Exhibition
  Wed 09-Sat 12 May 2018
  Time: 09 30 - 14 00 hrs

> Thematic Seminars
  Mon 07, Tues 08 and Fri 11 May 2018

> National Youth Conference

  Wed 09- Thurs 10 May 2018
  Time: 09 30 - 13 00 hrs


Venue:
Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre

Background

Science is such a universal subject that we cannot do away with it. In line with the Vision 2030, Mauritius has already embarked on a new era of socio-economic development.
Thus in the years to come the country will need a critical mass of Engineers, Medical Doctors, Architects and many more other Technical Resources to meet the future socio-economic challenges of the country.

Moreover, for those not opting for science as a career, a basic knowledge of science is essential for better understanding the functioning of our own body, for being aware about proper nutrition as regards to health, understanding abrupt climatic changes, etc.

In this context, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre is organising the National Science Week 2018 (NSW18). The aims and objectives of the National Science Week are to:

a) Communicate science and technology in the community;
b) Promote public understanding of science issues and
c) Reveal the practical importance of Science and Technology in various sectors of the Mauritian economy.
d) Encourage the youth to embark into science-oriented careers
e) Encourage Hands-on teaching and learning of STEM
f) Prepare Mauritius to face future scientific and Technological challenges


Next

Parallel Sessions

A six-day event is scheduled concurrently with the exhibition as follows:
> Day 1 (7 May, 09.30 - 12.00 hrs)
Theme: Science for Society
Target Audience: Women Associations
Resource Persons: Ecole Hoteliere Sir Gaetan Duval and Fellowship First Aiders

> Day 2 (8 May, 09.30 - 13.00 hrs)
Theme: Young Mauritians' Plan for the Planet
Target Audience: Secondary students (All)
Resource Persons: Staff RGSC and Mentors of YMPP

> Day 3 (9 May, 10.00 - 13.00 hrs)
Theme: National Youth Conference
Target Audience: Students of Grade 12-13
Resource Persons:Staff RGSC and others

> Day 4 (10 May, 09.00 - 13.00 hrs)
Theme: National Youth Conference
Target Audience: Students of Grade 12-13
Resource Persons:Staff RGSC and others

> Day 5 (11 May, 09.00 - 12.00 hrs)
Theme: Film Show (US Embassy) + Careers in Science
Target Audience: Grade 9 students
Resource Persons: US Embassy and MoEHRSR

> Day 6 (12 May, 10.00 - 14.00 hrs)
Theme: Film/Science Show + Other Fun Science Activities (For General Public)

Contact Information

Director
Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre
Tel:(230) 213 2773
Fax: (230) 213 2726
Email: director.rgsc@gmail.com

Education Department
Tel:(230) 213 2773
Fax: (230) 213 2726
Email: education.rgsc@gmail.com
           rgsctf@intnet.mu

Location
Address: Old Moka Road,
              Bell Village,
              Mauritius

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