30-year-old Kabelo Pheeha’s passion is to make science accessible for all through robotics. As a facilitator at I-SET (Inspired towards Science Engineering and Technology), a flagship community engagement project of Unisaâ€™s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) the Soweto resident aims to inspire awareness and interest in the fields of science, engineering and technology. I-SET targets learners between the ages of 9 and 16, and their communities.
The project uses fun activities, including the building of programmable robots using Lego MindStorms, to achieve robotic challenges. Pheeha presents introductory robotics workshops throughout South Africa, and organises and judges at robotics competitions regionally, nationally and internationally. He mentors students, coaches teams of learners, and actively seeks ways of reaching wider communities, including collaborations with SAASTA Techno Youth, SKA Science Engagement, SAASTEC, South Africa Innovation Summit, UNISA Chance to Advance, Google Grant, NSW Grantholder. Â
He is secretary of ASTEMI Olympiads and Competitions international participation sub-committee 2017.
You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.
Nominated in category: Visionary
Photo: ISET Project