Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) is a unique platform in East Africa, for young people from across Kenyan counties to demonstrate their innovation and showcase their scientific talents. Through annual exhibitions, YSK popularises science and technology amongst young people and encourages them to develop projects that seek practical solutions to global problems. Dr Barbara Burmen, a SANTHE Post-doctoral trainee based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, recently served as a judge at YSK inaugural National Science and Technology Exhibition which took place on 5 and 6 July 2018.
The exhibition was opened by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and showcased 93 scientific projects created by secondary school students in 81 schools from across 10 counties.