Building a career in science takes time and usually starts at a young age. The first step may happen when you receive a medal at your very first Science Expo. On the 12th of August, over 550 scholars from more than 60 Gauteng schools attended the annual Northern Gauteng Senior Science Fair at the University of Pretoria Sports Centre on the L.C. de Villiers campus. More than 960 exciting projects were on display from scholars between Grades 7 to 12.

The Expo gives budding young scientists and engineers the opportunity to showcase their talent. With 28 categories ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Health Care at this year's Fair, there was more than one way to show off that talent. To help judge the projects, 179 people from industry, academic institutions, research institutes and government volunteered their Friday afternoon to be part of this special day. FABI was again prominently represented on the day with the help of Dr Awelani Mutshembele, Magdeleen Cilliers, Esna du Plessis, Darryl Herron, Bianca Jardim, Dorah Mwangola, David Nsibo, Alisa Postma, Lizel Potgieter and Ariska van der Nest who were there to help judge some of this years fantastic projects. Thanks to Dr Irene Barnes, Dr Markus Wilken, Arista Fourie, Juanita Avontuur, Benny Swalarsk-Parry and Nam Pham who helped mentor various scholars with their science expo projects this year.