The R30 million Nelson Mandela Bay Science and Technology Centre was launched in March 2013. Located in the heart of Uitenhage’s central business district, the centre is a ground-breaker in its own right, being the first standalone science centre not part of an institute of higher learning in the Eastern Cape. Programmes at the centre are designed to build enthusiasm and an affinity for science, technology and mathematics through fun and interactive engagements. Here learners discover the daily applications of science, technology and mathematics in their communities. It is intended that learners should begin to see these subjects as fun and enjoyable with the hope that they will continue with them until the end of their high school years. Besides these internal programmes, the centre offers schools and learners the opportunity to be exposed to science and technology initiatives such as Scifest, National Science Week, the FameLab Competition, as well as other science and career expos.
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The NMBSTC operates in a facility that has a 150-seater auditorium, a fully equipped lab, a computer room, and various other venues which include our themed exhibitions. The Centre thrives on offering fun and interactive curriculum engagements with schools through in-house and outreach programmes that help learners discover the daily applications of STEMI in their communities.