Resources



Documents

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CAES Handbook 2014PDF3.81 MB16 Jan, 2014 Download
Seminar Oral Evaluation SheetPDF84.02 KB03 Jul, 2013 Download
Seminar Evaluation SheetPDF83.45 KB03 Jul, 2013 Download
Chairperson ResponsibilitiesPDF19.97 KB03 Jul, 2013 Download
Style ManualPDF637.26 KB03 Jul, 2013 Download



Information

 Link to Moodle: http://learning.ukzn.ac.za/ 
 Link to the Library: http://library.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx
 Link to e-Exams: http://ukznstats.ukzn.ac.za/eexams/
 Link to SRC:  http://src.ukzn.ac.za/Homepage.aspx
 Link to UKZN Software Repository
(appears to be down at present)
 http://ics.ukzn.ac.za/softwaredownloads.aspx




Funding/ Bursary providers

Organisation

 Contact Details

National Department of Agriculture (DoA) 

MJ Kgobokoe: 012 316 7097

Rioli (Assistant): 012 319 7028 

Eastern Cape - DoA

S. Funani : 040 639 1077 | simphiwe.funani@agr.ecapeprov.gov.za

Free State - DoA

Zacharia Mofokeng: 051 506 1502 | zacharia@agric.fs.gov.za

KZN - DoA and Environment Affairs

Nondlandla Khumalo: 033 355 9100

Limpopo - DoA


Mokgadi Makgoba : 015 294 3308 | makgobasm@lda.gov.za

Mpumalanga - DoA

Mathew Mathebula: 013 766 6110 | mfana@nel.mpu.gov.ac

Rantha: 013 766 6101

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

David du Plesis: 083 417 5866

PDP and DTI Bursaries Prof. T.E. Simalenga: 012 321 2501 | simalengat@arc.agric.za
South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE) Visit their website for a list of bursary providers




Competitions

Fame Lab

FameLab is an exciting competition to find the new voices of science and engineering across the world.

FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival and has quickly become established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public. Working in partnership with the British Council this global competition has already seen more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 23 different countries from Hong Kong to South Africa, USA to Egypt. In the USA, NASA is our FameLab delivery partner.

Farming by Satellite

A competition for students and young people. Can you invent new ideas for the more extensive use of satellite technologies in agriculture to improve production, efficiency, profitability and to reduce environmental impact? If you are based in Europe or Africa we invite you to take part!

Entelect R100K Challenge

This year's competition sees entrants compete in the classic game of Pacman, with a twist. Players will face-off with an opponent in a pacman-style maze with the goal being to get more points (consume more pills) than your opponent. Entrants will be divided into two separate pools based on their abilities, with each pool yielding grand-prize winners of the 2014 challenge. This effectively allows beginner programmers and AI enthusiasts to compete against each other with a better chance of making it into the final 4 than previous years. Similarly, the more advanced entrants will pair off against each other in the advanced pool for the grand prize of R100 000. The competition will see entrants play-off at a special event in September in Melrose Arch in front of gaming and technology media where we will announce our final 4 contestants in each pool. The grand finale will take place live on stage at rAge expo on the 4th of October, where we will be awarding the grand prizes to the winners of both pools. This year, Entelect will be opening up the opportunity for programmers and designers to build their own Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) for the game and will be presenting a special Gooey Award at the rAge expo in October.



Opportunities for further development

TechWomen

TechWomen empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities. Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.





Interesting, Useful, Fun

  • 17 Equations that changed the world - Ian Stewart

  • 20 Science and Engineering Jokes

  • 5 Punks who are smarter than you

  • ASCII Tables

  • Conservation Tillage

  • Controlled Traffic

  • Date Formatting - ISO 8601

  • Engenius

  • Four Types of Internal Combustion Engines

  • Free / Libre software

  • FreeMind - Mind Mapping

  • Games

  • Marcin Jakubowski - Global Village Construction Set

  • Password Reuse

  • Password Strength

  • Posters, Presentations, and Report Writing Tips, Tricks, and Skills

  • Real vs Movie Scientist

  • RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

  • South African inventor wages war on plastic waste

  • Theoretical space requirement to meet the electricity demand of the world (Solar power)

  • Toothpaste Factory (Money well spent?)

  • Water and air are all you need to make one of world’s most important chemicals

  • Webcomics - Geeky, Engineering, Interesting, Useful, Academics, Fun

  • Wikimedia Commons