The Zimbabwe Science Fair 2023
Recognising and empowering Zimbabwe's most promising young scientists and engineers who are developing ideas that could solve society’s grand challenges.
Registration for the Zimbabwe Science Fair 2023 edition opens on 01 November 2022.
The Fair will be held on 22 - 24 February 2023.
Congratulations to our Zimbabwean delegation to the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Regeneron ISEF is the world's biggest pre-university science competition.
Zimbabwean young scientists to Regeneron ISEF 2022 earned the following grand and special awards:
First Place USAID Science for Development Award ($5000 cash)
Second Place Grand Award in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category ($2000 cash)
Third Place Grand Award in Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design Category ($1000 cash)
Fourth Place Grand Award in Environmental Engineering Category ($500 cash)
Congratulations Zimbabwean delegates to the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair(ISEF)!
The Zimbabwe Science Fair is proud of the Zimbabwean team to the Regeneron ISEF, the world's biggest pre-university science competition. The team scooped the following awards:
Arizona State University Scholarship Award
Oracle Academy Cash Award (US$5000)
Edison International Cash Award (US$1000)
Raytheon Technologies Cash Award (US$1000)
China Association for Science & Technology Cash Award (US$1200)
Zimbabwe's Biggest and Most Prestigious Science Competition
Started in 2014 with two schools in one province, the Zimbabwe Science Fair has grown over the years to attract thousands of entries from all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe.
Check out the Virtual Zimbabwe Science Fair 2021
Our young scientists have gone on to shine in the major international science competitions
Changing the World
Our young scientists are using science, technology and engineering to solve the grand challenges in their communities. From creating solar powered mealie grinding mills to creating novel mineral processing tools for small-scale mining communities, they want to change things. And, we empower them!
Our ongoing travelling science exhibition engages school children and the public in extraordinary science shows using low cost, everyday materials. Our science schools have engaged over 100 000 learners and teachers since 2016.
Science & Technology Bootcamps
Our highly immersive science and technology bootcamps equip participants with skillsets and knowledge in exponential technology areas.
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Participation in the Zimbabwe Science Fair is contingent upon abiding by the rules stated below:1. The Zimbabwe Science Fair (ZSF) is open to all primary, high school and pre-university students studying in Zimbabwe schools and who are below the age of 19 years as of 1 May 2022. Shortlisted applicants from the pre-judging round will participate in the Zimbabwe Science Fair final judging round.
2. Projects for ZSF can be submitted either as an individual or a team project. Each ZSF team must comprise not more than three members.
3. Only one project (individual or team) can be submitted per student. Students who submit more than one project may be disqualified from the competition.
4. Interested applicants must successfully complete the online registration by 05 February 2022 for their projects to be considered in the entry of the competition. Late online registrations will not be entertained.
5. As ZSF is an Affiliated Fair of ISEF, it is necessary for ZSF participants to familiarise themselves with the ISEF International Rules and Guidelines as those rules are applicable to ZSF as well.
6. Top winners of ZSF who are chosen to represent Zimbabwe in the ISEF and other international science competitions must be Zimbabweans or residents of Zimbabwe.
7. For a research project to be eligible for ZSF, only research work conducted between 1 January 2021 and 04 February 2022 should be reported. The total duration of research done should not exceed 365 days.
Judging of projects will be based on the criteria which can be found below.
The timeline for registration and submission of projects is provided below for reference:REGISTRATION - each participant is required to complete the registration form which can be accessed here OR through our WhatsApp here. To successfully register on our WhatsApp, participants are required to send the following: project title, project abstract (typed text or as a file), full name, school name, age, and proof of registration fee payment). Registration closes on 05 February 2022.REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT - the registration fee for participating in the Zimbabwe Science Fair 2022 is ZW$1000. Proof of payment must be attached on the registration form. For registration fee payment, here are the bank details:
Name of Account - Science House For African Youth Institute
Account Number - 01124836130014
Bank - CBZ
Branch - Kwame NkrumahSUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT - Students would need to submit the project abstract during registration.
Project Abstract is a concise summary of the report with no more than 250 words or less than 1800 characters, which will be used during project judging and for visitors during the public day. It should not include acknowledgements (such as the name of the school, name of mentor or research institutions) or external endorsements.Please click here for the suggested template.
Deadline for the submission of abstract is 05 February 2022.
SCIENCE FAIR BOOTCAMP
Doing a science fair project for the first time can be daunting. Our Bootcamp will guide you through everything you need to do a good science fair project.
Over the course of 5 sessions, you will work closely with your instructor and guest experts to acquire knowledge and skills on the following:
project ideation and narrative
research plan development
science process and engineering process
variables in experiments
scientific report writing
rules and presentation guidelines
You will come out of the Bootcamp with a good project, research plan and science project report.
There are virtual and in-person options for the bootcamps. Participants will be placed in small groups. Instructors will also give opportunities for one-on-one sessions.
Each bootcamp consists of 5 sessions over 5 days. Each session is two hours long.
The cost of participation is US$100. The Zimbabwe Science Fair wants to ensure that participation fees do not pose a barrier for any students who wish to participate.There are scholarship and discount opportunities for those who cannot afford the full fee. To apply for partial or full bootcamp scholarship, complete this form.
The next bootcamps will be on 3 - 7 January and 10 - 14 January 2022. To enrol in one of the bootcamps, click the button below.
Zimbabwe Science Fair AwardsEach year, hundreds of Zimbabwe's young top STEM talent get rewarded in the Zimbabwe Science Fair through awards, prizes and scholarships. The 2022 edition of the Science Fair will see finalists getting Grand Awards (from the Zimbabwe Science Fair) and Special Awards (by individuals and organisations representing a wide variety of scientific disciplines).2022 Grand and Special Awards
Association for Women Geoscientists Award
BUCA IMSEF Award
China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) Finalist Award
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Finalist Award
Genius Olympiad Finalist Award
Grand Award (1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place)
International Forum for Scientific Youth “Step into the Future” Award
National Biotechnology Authority Award
Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) Finalist Award
South African Youth Engineering and Science Symposium (SAYESS) Finalist Award
Society for In Vitro Biology Award
Society for Science Community Innovation Award
Sustainable Development Award by Ricoh USA, Inc.
U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Science Champion Award
Yale Science & Engineering Association Award
|Name of Finalist||School||Project Title||Project Category|
|Ruvimbo Mwedzi||Chishakwe Secondary School||A novel sustainable oven||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Lucy Chiwaka||Oakwood Academy||LimX||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Tinovimbanashe Chibanda||Queen Elizabeth High||Combatting land pollution by using food waste as source of electricity||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Tinotendanashe Rupere||St Augustine's High||Tinotenda Rupere's induced G-spot effect theorem.||Physics|
|Mercy Thomo||Morgan High||Improving shelf life of horticultural produce||Plant Sciences|
|Memory Bvungo||Dominican Convent||Typa-Cattail (Reed) biofuel||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Tapiwa Muvungani, Wellington Mapise & Hope Madondo||STAR Leadership Academy, Harare International School & St Faith's High||Perpetual energy living space||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Takunda Mapiro||Westridge Primary||A solar hydrogen fuel generator||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Kanika Gupta||Westridge Primary||Super diet bar||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Munashe Kagodo||Kutama College||Active recall: Using science to determine the most effective learning and memorisation technique||Behavioural & Social Sciences|
|Panashe Muzite||Nyatsime College||Internet of Things smart farmers tool||Environmental Engineering|
|Elisa Diop-Weyer||Harare International School||Diagnosing Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis through machine learning via biomarkers: a gradient boost centred approach||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Tinevimbo Musingandi||Mabvuku High||A novel AI flood warning system and gadget||Earth & Environmental Sciences|
|Taidaishe Mbizvo||Queen Elizabeth High||Cottonseed for ending hunger||Cellular & Molecular Biology|
|Vimbai Chatindo||Queen Elizabeth High||Chlorophyll solar cell||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Aasia Sial||Chisipite Senior School||Handy cap||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Blessings Ncube||Plumtree High||Motion blane||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Samantha Kaseke||Queen Elizabeth High||Carbon dioxide adsorbent ecofriendly porous coordination polymer||Materials Science|
|Ruvarashe Mutama||Queen Elizabeth High||Extracting humic acids from banana peels to reduce the risks of salinisation||Earth & Environmental Sciences|
|Tumelo Mawoyo||Forward In Faith Christian College||Le Robinet||Environmental Engineering|
|Adrian Machingura||Mother Touch Senior||Smart IoT power box||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Praise Ndlovu||USAP Community School||The smart way of waiting for a bus||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Talent Koronga||USAP Community School||Online ID and birth certificate application system||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Lettitia Zireva||Westridge Primary||Fume Invader||Environmental Engineering|
|Danai Manikwa||Queen Elizabeth High||Cooling solar panels to increase electrical efficiency||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Nyaradzo Mutiti||St George's College||Waste not, Want not: Turning mud into energy using a microbial fuel cell||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Kudzai Mangoro||USAP Community School||Eradication of epileptic seizures||Biomedical & Health Sciences|
|Ruvarashe Moyo||Queen Elizabeth High||SARS-Cov-2 detected in sewage, A potential health risk for people in Zimbabwe||Biomedical & Health Sciences|
|Charity Chirara||Godfrey Higgins Primary||Determining the electrical conductivity and resistivity of materials|
|Mutsawashe Mahundi||Hilbright Science College||Search and rescue assistant robot with supply dispenser||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Ruvarashe Matonda & Tadiswa Mafara||Peterhouse Girls||Mechatronics in a Zimbabwean girl's world||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Blossom Svinurayi||Queen Elizabeth High||Investigating behavioural effects associated with hookah||Behavioural & Social Sciences|
|Diane Mlambo||Westridge High||Solution to global waste problem: Thermo-acoustic incinerator to destroy waste with the aid of plasma and an air purifier||Earth & Environmental Sciences|
|Princess Chiduuro||Queen Elizabeth High||Water purification using waste material||Chemistry|
|Tanaka Chirara||ZRP High||Indoor air pollution reduction system||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Osirumiji Ihude||Seke 2 High||Green Energy||Environmental Engineering|
|Rachel Makonye||Queen Elizabeth High||Marine mercury and plastic filter||Environmental Engineering|
|Dylan Masvinge||Royal College||Smart automated home garden||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Lakeisha Chiwombe||Westridge Primary||Air purifier||Environmental Engineering|
|Sylvester Chibidza||Harare High||Siltan browser||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Grace Nyakarombo||First Choice Private||Waste Geyser||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Shammah Tayengwa||Queen Elizabeth High||A novel electromagnetic approach for water purification||Materials Science|
|Nyasha Gonzo||Queen Elizabeth High||Garbage fuel cell||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Tinodaishe Mataka||Westridge High||Estimating ethanol content in liquid samples by measuring loss in mass of ethanol||Chemistry|
|Latasha Chikomo||Westridge High||An investigation on how the concentration of ascorbic acid vary with temperature in oranges.||Chemistry|
|Kirsty Musandu||Maranatha Christian High||Microbial fuel electricity generation||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Omar Chinyanga, Nyaradzo Mutiti & Stanley Madziyire||St George's College||Development of a low-cost highly efficient filter for heavy-metal and organic containment removal||Environmental Engineering|
|Zawadi Kaunda||Westridge Primary||Water boiling alert alarm||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Salma Maodzwa||Queen Elizabeth High||Production, collection, storage and utilisation of woodgas in lamps||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Abdullah Sial||Westridge Primary||Nano-nutrition||Chemistry|
|Tawananyasha||Nyatsime College||Smart hydroponic garden||Robotics & Intelligent Machines|
|Makatendeka Chibanda||Allan Wilson High||Transforming sewage sludge and struvite into organic fertiliser to enhance plant yield||Chemistry|
|Panashe Mutumbi||Queen Elizabeth High||Jet fuel||Environmental Engineering|
|Amina Omar||Queen Elizabeth High||Algae biofuel||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Tinemufaro Kaseke||Westridge Primary||How to charge a powerbank using a scooter and skateboard||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Blessed Kutyauripo & Atupele Phiri||Prince Edward||Electric Step||Energy: Sustainable Materials & Design|
|Charmaine Tinarwo||Queen Elizabeth High||Making plastic waste more valuable||Chemistry|
|Tanyaradzwa Sajeni||Harare High||Agritrade exchange market||Other|
|Chiedza Mutiti||Queen Elizabeth High||Climate Change||Earth & Environmental Sciences|