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This article HELPING OPEN DOORS TO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, appeared in the SANRAL online publication, N-Route, on 1 February 2018 written by Ray Maota. 

Working with school learners attending the STEM educational programme at the Nelson Mandela University’s (NMU) Missionvale campus over the past seven-and-a-half years has been a humbling, uplifting experience for the programme director, Isabel van Gend.

The STEM in Action programme provides an opportunity for selected schools that have a track record of excellence to bring physical science learners and their teachers to conduct a range of Curriculum Assessment Policy-aligned experiments.

She described being involved in the programme as “an honour, pleasure and privilege to engage with learners from a range of socio-economic backgrounds”.

The programme plays an important role in promoting STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and providing extra tuition to high school learners from Grades 10 to 12.

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Contact information
Isabel van Gend
Progam Manager
Tel: 27 41 504 1185