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Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre

Sponsored by SASOL & NMMU Dept Engineering and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

  • A group of 40 top mathematics learners are selected from the SET group. The selection is mainly based on results achieved with the weekly tests the learners write during MLP lectures.
  • The Engineering Department hosts the Engineering Winter School from 30 June – 11 July.
  • All activities take place on the NMMU North Campus under the supervision of Mr Karl du Preez, HOD: Mechanical Engineering and his team.
  • For two weeks the learners are exposed to the different facets of Science & Engineering.

    o Laboratory practicals, theory and field trips form part of the Winter School.

  • Learners are accommodated on the North Campus for the duration of the two weeks. Meals and other necessities are provided.
  • As these learners miss out on the Mathematics and Science Exam Preparation Project (MASEPP)which is running parallel to the Engineering Winter School, special arrangements are made to offer them this opportunity during August 2008
  • The Winter School culminates with an Awards Function.