The Lynedoch project was established by United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA) in collaboration with the Lynedoch Primary school, Matie Community Service (MGD) and Stellenbosch University. It strives to meet the Millennium Development Goal of achieving Universal Primary Education.
The Lynedoch community, located outside of Stellenbosch, has been identified […]
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. […]
Winter community interactions 2013
Winter time at Stellenbosch University has become synonymous with a hive of community interaction activities. Two such events the Department participated in were the Maties Science Winter Week (23 to 27 June 2013) and the US Open Day (2 August). As part of the Maties Science Winter Week, our department, under guidance of Dr Wesaal Khan, hosted two highly interactive sessions […]
Just chilling for the holidays? No way! Not Veronique Meyer! She gave up part of her holiday to help learners from her Alma Mater gain practical experience in testing water. Veronique, a former learner from Lückhoff High in Stellenbosch, is doing her master’s in microbiology in, among others, environmental biotechnology with a focus […]
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.
- World experts to discuss biobased economy
- Post-Graduate Programme in Biofuels
- PhD Student Winschau Fayghan van Zyl Wins Best Poster Award @ the 9th Biotechnology Congress of America
- MSc student Steffi Davison tutoring primary school learners at Lynedoch Primary School
- Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Solar Pasteurization Treatment Systems in Enkanini Informal Settlement (Stellenbosch)