Teaching Grade 12 learners at Bloemhof Girls High
Author: Monique Waso
On Friday (20 March 2015), Brandon Reyneke and Monique Waso (current MSc students in the Department of Microbiology) had the privilege of teaching the Grade 12 class of Bloemhof Girls High about DNA extractions and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This was a special practical demonstration to explain the application of all […]
Winterweek 30 June & 1 July 2014
Sixty-seven of the top Grade 11 and 12 learners from schools across South Africa, as well as some from Namibia, participated in Winterweek this year at Stellenbosch University. They visited the Genetics, Biochemistry and of course the Microbiology Department, to get an insight into what it is like to be a student in science. Dr. […]
US Open Day 2012
The 2012 Stellenbosch University Open Day, held on Friday 3 August 2012, provided prospective students the opportunity to get first-hand answers to questions about University studies by hosting more than 90 information stalls in the Neelsie Student Centre. The annual event aims to assist learners in making informed decisions about study, career choices […]
Winter week 2012
As part of the Faculty of Science (US) Winter Week initiative, Dr Wesaal Khan from the department of Microbiology held two informative sessions with ca. 80 grade 12 learners from schools all over South Africa. The sessions were planned to be both informative, practical and entertaining. Information ranging from the ever-expanding field of Microbiology, […]
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists 2011
On Friday 26 August 2011, 35 high- and primary schools competed in the Stellenbosch regional Eskom Expo for young scientists. This gathering was organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Science Education at the Stellenbosch University – a collaboration between the Faculties of Education and Science. A total of 224 projects representing […]
Schools Day 2010
On Wednesday, 11 August 2010, the department of Microbiology hosted a successful annual schools day in collaboration with the departments of Genetics and Biochemistry. Almost ninety Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils from 7 high schools (including Kylemore, President, De Kuilen, Bishop Lavis, Henshilwood, Hugenot, Le Rochelle) came to visit the departments.
Maties’ Open Day
On Friday, 30 July 2010, Stellenbosch University held its annual Open Day for prospective students, one of the annual highlights with regard to marketing for many departments and divisions. The purpose of the Open Day is not only to act as a marketing opportunity for the recruitment of students but also to […]
Winter Week 2010
Faculty of Science’s Winter Week held from 28 June to 2 July 2010!
Teaching molecular biology techniques at Bloemhof
Dr Michelle de Kwaadsteniet (currently a PostDoc) visited the Grade 12 learners of Bloemhof Girls’ High School and gave a 2 hour teaching and demonstration session on agarose gel electrophoresis techniques last week.
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