Your participation in the Science Quest 2020 will give you the opportunity to get into the shoes of Scientists. Think of the aspects of your life at school or in your locality that need improvement. How can you use Science and Technology to make your life better? Set up a team and work under the guidance of your supervisor. While working, think about how your friends at school or how people in your locality could benefit from your actions.
All finalists and their Supervising Teachers will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Prizes for Participants: Winning teams of each category will be awarded prizes as follows:
15 February 2020- Deadline for Online Registration-Submit Entry Forms and Project Proposal Form
16 March 2020-Screening and Nominations
March-May 2020-Work on Project
17 May 2020- Online Submission of Project Report
End of May 2020- Finals and Prize Giving
The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC) is mandated to promote Science and Technology among the population and to supplement school education using a non-formal approach. In this context, RGSC is launching the 6th edition of the Science Quest.
The Science Quest 2020 is a project-based science competition that requires students to use Science and Technology in a systematic and innovative manner to address a problem that they face at school, at home or in the community. This will ultimately empower them to develop a sense of responsibility and become pro-active citizens.
The aim of the competition is to raise awareness among students and encourage them to apply Science and Technology to make our life better.
The contest is open to secondary school students of Mauritius as follows:
Participants are free to choose any topic or theme for their projects as long as they use Science and Technology to improve their life at school, at home or in their locality. Students are encouraged to conduct scientific investigations, experiments, conduct awareness campaigns, surveys, construct models etc
The Project Report, the Oral presentations and the display will be assessed by a panel of judges.
Projects should be:
15 February 2020
Step 1: Online Registration Interested teams of a Maximum of four students have to register online through the RGSC website on:rgsc.govmu.org
16 March 2020
Step 2: Screening and Nominations All entries will be screened by the jury and the best projects will be retained for the next stage. The nominees will be required to go ahead with the project to be presented during the finals. By 15 March 2020 RGSC will inform those who have been selected for the finals.
Step 3: Work on the project Participants of selected projects have to work on their project, write their project report and prepare for the exhibition.
17 May 2020
Step 4: Online Submission of Project Report The project report is a brief of the project, maximum 10 pages A4 format, written in English or French. It should clearly state the problem under investigation, the purpose of the project, interpretation and conclusion.
End May 2020
Step 5: Finals and Prize Giving Finalists will present their projects to the Jury and to the public through an exhibition. Participants should make an oral presentation of a maximum of 5 minutes and answer two queries from the judges. Each team will be provided with a display board of 1.2m x 1.2m and a table.
How can your project make life at school better?