- A 16-year-old KwaZulu-Natal student has made the country proud after he was selected to represent SA in an international science fair
- Heading online, a proud citizen explained how the teen built a robot using Lego that can dispense sanitiser
- South Africans who read the post could not be more proud and expressed their excitement in the comment section of the post
A 16-year-old KZN teen is shining the South African flag brightly after he was selected to represent the country in an international science fair, the 2021 Virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the United States.
Taking to Facebook's ImStaying, Narina Singh, Suhaan Singh's mother, shared how her son built a Lego robot that can dispense sanitiser. In the post, she also gushes about how proud she is as his parent.
"A 16-year-old KwaZulu-Natal science boffin who used a Lego kit and #4IR technology to construct and modify a robot to automate the COVID-19 screening and sanitising process, has been selected to represent South Africa in the 2021 Virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the United States.
"Suhaan Singh from Newcastle won a bronze medal at the 2020 Eskom Expo International Science Fair, where he demonstrated an advanced and in-depth understanding of the engineering category, producing research at an international level. The project also addressed a contemporary issue, while the research was creative and novel," reads part of a statement that his mom quoted in the ImStaying group.
Stayers had this to say:
Paulina Hlalele Madumo said:
"Congratulations Suhaan and wishing you all the best in the US."
Zodwa Dlamini said:
"Congratulations to the young scientist as you fly the South Africa flag."
In other inspiring Briefly News reports, another African has brought glory to the country by reason of his recent feat in the world of data science. Abel Aboh, a Nigerian-born British citizen, became a finalist in the 2021 edition of the prestigious British Data Awards.
The UK data and technology influencer will be competing in the Data Leader of the Year category along with five other personalities. Reacting to the milestone recorded by Aboh, the Nigerian government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission gave him a congratulatory shout-out.
Celebrating Aboh, the Bank of England in a social media post hailed the stride of their Data Science Lead. They also sent him a congratulatory message.
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