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UFS and CUT Commemorate Science Week with National Scientists



UFS and CUT Commemorate Science Week with National Scientists

UFS and CUT Commemorate Science Week with National Scientists. The National Science Week (NSW) witnessed an inspiring collaboration between the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), and the University of Free State. Together, they engaged local communities, educators, and aspiring scientists in a series of impactful events.

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Engaging Aspiring Scientists

Students from Kgololosego Secondary School in Dealesville immersed themselves in a wireless sensors programming bootcamp led by Prof. Masinde and his team from CUT. This hands-on experience ignited their passion for STEM fields.

Community Involvement and Awareness

NSW aimed to foster a deeper understanding of science, engineering, and technology among the public. Workshops, exhibitions, and presentations held across the Free State province brought attention to pressing issues, with a focus on climate change.

Tackling Climate Change Challenges

Under the theme “Facing the harsh realities of Climate Change,” discussions delved into innovative solutions. Topics such as embracing Internet of Things (IoT) for climate monitoring and leveraging Artificial Intelligence for predicting climate impacts were explored.

Harnessing Technology for Environmental Management

In addition to theoretical discussions, practical demonstrations like the Adaptive Environmental Management System showcased real-world applications. Ms. Mpho Mbele mobile phone-based system integrates scientific and indigenous knowledge for pollution monitoring.

Empowering Through Education

Events like the Sensor Programming Boot Camp at Metsimaphodi Secondary School and workshops on climate change adaptation for informal settlements underscored the importance of education in addressing environmental challenges.


The collaborative efforts of CUT, UFS, and local stakeholders during National Science Week exemplify the power of community engagement in promoting scientific literacy and addressing pressing global issues like climate change. Through education and innovation, we empower future generations to become agents of positive change.

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