We recognise and empower our nation’s most promising young scientists who are developing ideas that could solve society’s grand challenges.

Congratulations to the 75 finalist projects of the Zimbabwe Science Fair 2021!



Affiliated with the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Zimbabwe Science Fair 2021

Every year, hundreds of Zimbabwean young scientists in primary and high schools participate in the Zimbabwe Science Fair where they win cash awards, medals, scholarships and international science trips. In 2021, the Zimbabwe Science Fair will be held as a hybrid(virtual and physical) event in order to keep our finalists, judges, teachers, volunteers and staff safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Below are the guidelines and information for participating in the Zimbabwe Science Fair 2021


Important Dates and Fees

Registration open: 01 November 2020
Registration closes: 05 February 2021
Finalists announced: 10 February 2021
Science Fair dates: 24 - 26 February 2021
Registration fee: $5

PROJECT MATERIAL GUIDELINES

Required Items

1. Official project abstract (250 words)
2. Project presentation -The project presentation replaces the project poster used during in-person fairs. The Instructions Section provides complete instructions of the format requirements and recommendations as well as sample templates.
3. A Quad Chart -The quad chart summarises the project in a single page for a quick overview by the judges.The Instructions Section provides complete instructions with format requirements and recommendations as
well as sample templates.
4. Project Video (2-minutes maximum) -This video summarises the project for the public. While judges will review items 1, 2, and 3 above, they are not required to review this video, so do not include any key information here not already provided above.

Registration Process

  • Abstract (250 words) - The abstract summarizes the information contained in the rest of this document. An abstract includes: (a) the research question or engineering problem, (b) procedures used, (c) data, (d)interpretation and (d) conclusions. It also may include any possible research applications. It should be limited to these essential elements.

  • Calendar of Processes - Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 05 February. Project presentation, quad chart and project video should be submitted by 17 February 2021.

  • Display and Safety -Display & Safety inspections will include a review of all submitted materials and enforcement of the display guidelines as published in the International Rules and Guidelines. This includes providing appropriate credits for photographs, graphs and other visuals and in having any permissions of individuals depicted in any project materials (on the board, slides or in the video) available.

Project Presentation Instructions

You may prepare your Project Presentation for the Zimbabwe Science Fair 2021 using any software tools that you desire, but the final document submitted for display to the judges and the public must satisfy the following requirements.
Format Requirements
1. The Project Presentation must be a single PDF document limited to no more than 12 pages.
2. You must use a page size no larger than standard A4.
3. The page background colour must be white.
4. Text colour must be predominantly black, but limited colour for emphasis is acceptable.
5. All text should be readable easily when viewing the entire page at once. The smallest allowable font size of body text is 14 pt. Exception: You may use a smaller font size, down to 10 pt., for figure captions or
photo credits.
6. All Project Presentation elements must conform to D&S rules as if placed on a physical poster for display to judges and the public. Passing a Display & Safety inspection will be required to compete.

Quad Chart Instructions

A “quad chart” is a single page divided into four quadrants providing a high-level summary of the project. It is intended to be more visual than detailed in order to quickly introduce your judges to what is important about your project. Follow the model below that corresponds to the Project Presentation template you selected.
1. You must use a page size no larger than standard A4.
2. The page background colour must be white.
3. Text colour must be predominantly black, but limited colour for emphasis is acceptable.
4. The minimum allowable font size is 14 pt. Exception: You may use a smaller font size, down to 10 pt., for figure captions or photo credits.
5. All four quadrants of your Quad Chart should each be the same size with a single border line delimiting each, as in the examples below. The Title section should be only as tall as necessary to include your project title and other identifying information (see section on Quad Chart Title).
6. The Quad Chart should not include a bibliography, references, or acknowledgments.

Quad Chart Title:
• Line one is the title of your project
• Line two is your name, school, province

Quadrant 1: Research Question/Engineering Goal
• This should reflect material in #2 of the Project Presentation Template.
• Please state the research question or engineering problem being addressed
• A leading core graphic or visual is encouraged, but not required.

Quadrant 2: Methodology/Project Design
• This should reflect material in #3 of the Project Presentation Template.
• Please provide a succinct, bulleted summary of the methodology/project design.

Quadrant 3: Data Analysis & Results
• This should reflect material in #4 and 5 of the Project Presentation Template.
• It is advised that this quadrant should primarily be a graphic representation of relevant data and results.
• Text should be kept to a minimum.

Quadrant 4: Interpretation & Conclusions
• This should reflect material in #5 and # 6 of the Project Presentation Template.


Project Video Instructions

Record a video (maximum duration 2 minutes) explaining your project. The target audience for this video is members of the general public who will visit the fair on Public Day. While judges will have access to this video, it will not be the focus of their project review.
What to include in your video:
1. Introduce Yourself: State your full name and your city/state/country. Rather than reciting your project title,
consider explaining your project in a single sentence.
2. Explain Your Project: Summarise your research into main points:
a. What did you do?
b. What did you find?
c. What conclusions did you draw?
To note:
• You can use any props or visuals you may have that are within the Display & Safety guidelines.
• Do not include anyone in your video other than the student researchers of the project.
Best Practices for Filming:
These videos will not be edited. To ensure your video is the best representation of your work, please keep these
best practices in mind while filming:
• Please speak in English.
• Film yourself in a well-lit and non-distracting environment so the viewer’s focus stays on you and your work.
• For best results, film your video horizontally (landscape).
• Keep the camera still and in place during filming.
• Speak clearly and loudly enough that the recording is able to pick up every word you say.
• Avoid long pauses.
• Listen to your video after recording to ensure your voice is clear and audible, and that the video has not picked up too much background noise.

Finalists

The finalists announcement can be found here.

1. Aasia Sial
MagnaMill
Chisipite Senior School

2. Abdullah Sial
The Recyclable Tectonic Layers
Westridge Primary School

3. Adrian Friend Machingura
A self running electrical generator
Mother Touch High School

4. Amasiah Mutsvairo
Air Smoke Filter
Nyamuzuwe High School

5. Amina Omar
Waste Cooking Oil Biodiesel
Queen Elizabeth High School

6. Ana Gabriela Rodriguez
Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) based bioplastics films
Instituto Mexicano Madero

7. Anashe Rutanhira
Robotic Education
Westridge Primary School

8. Andile Dube
Peanut seed coagulant and banana and maize cob char for water purification.
Nyamuzuwe High School

9. Anenyasha Kambarami
Soil Water Level Sensor
Queen Elizabeth High School

10. Anesu Chiwona
Do Malaria herbal medicines work to prevent and accelerate recovery in COVID-19 patients?
Dominican Convent Harare

11. Asher Wadi
Kwenda High School

12. Ashley Katandawa
The Hammer Mill
Rafomoyo Primary School

13. Atupele Phiri
Solar Ventilator
Prince Edward School

14. Blessed Kutyauripo
Remote Irrigator
Prince Edward School

15. Blessings Ncube
The Keeper
Plumtree High School

16. Denzel Mandabva
Neuro-Autologous Muscle Surgery
St Augustine’s High School

17. Diane Mlambo
PhotoEco-Electrotex 5000
Westridge High School

18. Elvis Ruziwa
Synthesis of GNP with enhanced thermal conductivity and mechanical strength for use in heat exchange and fuel storage technology.
St Augustine’s High School

19. Estina Munzwa
Wind Tunnel Project
Cornway College

20. Fadzai Maitera
Sensing Toilet
Queen Elizabeth High

21. Faith Tatenda Muverengwi
Carbon dioxide powered systems
Queen Elizabeth High School

22. Gabriel Matemba
Automatic Hand Sanitizer
Prince Edward School

23. Kutenda Musiiwa
Biosecurity
St Johns Emerald Hill School

24. Lais Bilert
Reuse of Towel Paper in Resource Preparation Teachers for Specialized Educational Service – Phase III
State School Jardim Porto Alegre

25. Locution Wonder
Child of Hope Rescue Boat
Neruvanga Secondary School

26. Makanaka Natasha Chahuwe
Bioluminescence Tech
Irene Christian College

27. Makomborero Sivangani
Hydro-electro power generator

28. Marlvern Chimbwanda and Tadiwanashe Foskho
Internet of Things based automatic egg incubator
Mufakose 1 High School & St Peter’s Secondary School

29. Marlvern Chimbwanda, Tadiwanashe Foskho and Rufaro Liberty Murisa
Climate clock
Mufakose 1 High School

30. Memory Bvungo
Oxidoreductase – Protein based power station
Dominican Convent Harare

31. Mercy Thomo
Gene Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Queen Elizabeth High School

32. Milton Chinoda
Magnetic generator with wireless electricity
Murambinda High School

33. Mpaso Asher T
Carbon Buster
Allan Wilson High School

34. Munashe Kagodo
MyNoteBook: The Free Online E-Learning Platform
St Francis Xavier’s Kutama College

35. Munyaradzi Moya
It’s Finally Here The Test That Beats Coronavirus
St Augustines Penhalonga

36. Nadia Madanha
Durable Immobilized Enzymes
Irene Christian College

37. Nathaniel Muzengeza
Nathaniel’s world between lenses
St Augustine’s High School

38. Ngaatendwe Miranda Manyika
Power Packs
Arundel School

39. Nicole Magunje
Medical services information system
Founders High School

40. Norutendo Matsika
New energy source
Queen Elizabeth High School

41. Nyasha Muzeza
Productivity Tracker
Goromonzi High School

42. Odel Mhande
Social Distance Alarming Device
St Johns School Chikwaka

43. Panashe Muzite
Ozone Water Purifier
Nyatsime College

44. Piniel Viriri
EVs and Clean Energy Solutions
Sanyati Baptish High School

45. Princess Chiduuro
Waste Management
Queen Elizabeth High School

46. Priscilla Mawire
Solar phone charger
Dominican Convent Harare

47. Prominence Kunyadini
The Electro-Transporter
Gutu High School

48. Qeen Asoegwu
Black Box Data Transmission
Queen Elizabeth High School

49. Rachel Makonye
Plastic dissolving capsule for livestock
Queen Elizabeth High School

50. Rafaela Liberali
DIO Culture medium: A simple and quick alternative for the production of orchids – 3rd Phase
Jardim Porto Alegre State School

51. Rufaro L Murisa
Automated waste management and collection systems
Allan Wilson High School

52. Rutendo Yonam
How the brain reacts when it receives conflicting information
Harare High School

53. Ruvarashe Moyo
Energy Storing Bricks
Queen Elizabeth High School

54. Shammah Ruvimbo Tayengwa
The Profitable Catalytic Converter
Queen Elizabeth High School

55. Shane Mahobele
Portable Water Purifier
Irene Christian College

56. Shealtiel Msitini
Virtual Reality Simulatir for Complete Immersion
Christian Brothers College

57. Shylene Nhongo
A soil pH meter
Queen Elizabeth High School

58. Simon Muzariri
STEM Education Board
St Peters Kubatana

59. Tadiwa Makombe
Understanding Weather Changes and Air Pressure through the Magic Egg Experiment
Sharon School

60. Taidaishe Mbizvo
Yeast to Milk Technology
Queen Elizabeth High School

61. Takudzwa Robson Madziva
Thermo-electric generator
Dewure High School

62. Tanaka Chirara
Thermoelectric power pot
ZRP High School

63. Tanatswa Chikukure
Energy
Rehoboth Christian College

64. Tanyaradzwa Chamboko
Increasing Availability of Tree Seedlings
Arundel School

65. Tariro Chidewu
DNA Replication and Repair
Queen Elizabeth High School

66. Tawanashe Stanley Makuvaza
Providing better education in Zimbabwe using advanced e-learning systems
Marondera High School

67. Tinashe Tangai
Soil pH and moisture maintaining system
Dewure High School

68. Tinevimbo Mashoko, Cherub Ngirazi, Kimberly Munikwa and Ruvarashe Nyabando
Uses of sand in modern day technology
Arundel School

69. Tinotenda Chipere
Project Power
Rusununguko High School

70. Tinotenda Sabawo
Carbon Monoxide Collector
Zengeza 4 High School

71. Touba Sial
Traffic Mag
Westridge Primary School

72. VALENTINE SHEREKETE
73. Vimbai Madzikanda
Volcano
Dominican Convent Harare

74. Vivian Clarissah Chinoda
Algae-based sol-gel technology: A novel approach to the bioremediation of wastewater.
Queen Elizabeth High School

75. Zoey Simbini
The Renaissance Being
Dominican Convent Harare

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PROJECT PRESENTATION TEMPLATES

Choose one of the following templates to create your presentation. Do not include information not specified in this template. If you are submitting a continuation project, include only information related to this year’s
research unless otherwise directed in the instructions below. You may include graphical elements as they would explain or illustrate your work and can be contained within the overall page limits.
Each of the seven (7) required sections in each template must start on its own page. Each section may use as many pages as you want, as long as all formatting instructions above (such as page count) are satisfied.
TEMPLATE I: Science Projects
TEMPLATE II: Engineering Projects

Project Presentation Template: Science Project

1. Project Title
o Project Title
o Finalist Name (s)
o School(s)
o Province

2. What is your research question?
• Explain what is known or has already been done in your research area. Include a brief review of relevant literature. If this is a continuation project, a brief summary of your prior research is appropriate here. Be sure to distinguish your previous work from this year’s project.
• What were you trying to find out? Include a description of your purpose, your research question,
and/or your hypothesis.

3. Explain your methodology and procedures for carrying out your project in detail.
• What did you do? What data did you collect and how did you collect that data? Discuss your control group and the variables you tested.
• DO NOT include a list of materials.

4. What were the result(s) of your project?
• Include tables and figures which illustrate your data.
• Include relevant statistical analysis of the data.

5. What is your interpretation of these results?
• What do these results mean? Compare your results with theories, published data, commonly held beliefs, and expected results.
• Discuss possible errors. Did any questions or problems arise that you were not expecting? How did the data vary between repeated observations of similar events? How were results affected by uncontrolled events?

6. What conclusions did you reach?
• What do these results mean in the context of the literature review and other work being done in your research area? How do the results address your research question? Do your results support your hypothesis?
• What application(s) do you see for your work?

7. References
• This section should not exceed one page. Limit your list to the most important references.
• List the references/documentation used which were not of your own creation (i.e., books, journal
articles).


Project Presentation Template: Engineering Project

1. Project Title
o Project Title
o Finalist Name (s)
o School(s)
o Province

2. What is your engineering problem and goal?
• What problem were you trying to solve? Include a description of your engineering goal.
• Explain what is known or has already been done to solve this problem, including work on which you may build. You may include a brief review of relevant literature.
• If this is a continuation project, a brief summary of your prior work is appropriate here. Be sure to distinguish your previous work from this year’s project.

3. Explain your methods and procedures for building your design.
• What did you do? How did you design and produce your prototype? If there is a physical prototype, you may want to include pictures or designs of the prototype.
• If you tested the prototype, what were your testing procedures? What data did you collect and how did you collect that data?
• DO NOT include a separate list of materials.

4. What were the result(s) of your project?
• How did your prototype meet your engineering goal?
• If you tested the prototype, provide a summary of testing data tables and figures that illustrate your results.
• Include relevant statistical analysis of the data.

5. What is your interpretation of these results?
• What do these results mean? You may compare your results with theories, published data,
commonly held beliefs, and/or expected results.
• Did any questions or problems arise that you were not expecting? Were these problems caused by
uncontrolled events? How did you address these?
• How is your prototype an improvement or advancement over what is currently available?

6. What conclusions did you reach?
• Did your project turn out as you expected?
• What application(s) do you see for your work?

7. References
• This section should not exceed one page. Limit your list to the most important references.
• List the references/documentation used which were not of your own creation (i.e., books, journal articles).

Maya Ajmera
President & CEO, Society for Science

Sandile Mtetwa
PhD Student & Gates Scholar, University of Cambridge, & Co-Founder & Chair, Africans in STEM

Macdonald Chirara
Community Innovation Award 2018 & Founder at Everlasting Technology

Gitanjali Rao
Inventor & TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year

Dr. Makomborero Nyoni
Research & Development Manager, National Biotechnology Authority of Zimbabwe

Takunda Chazovachii
PhD Candidate at University of Michigan, & Co-Founder of UM SET GO

John O. Hishmeh
Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Harare

Tafadzwa Muzhandu
EducationUSA Country Coordinator, U.S. Embassy, Harare

Pelagia Majoni
*ISEF Finalist 2017

Ruvimbo Samanga
Space Law & Policy Analyst


  1. Grand Awards: bronze, silver and gold

  2. National Biotechnology Authority Awards

  3. Society for Science Community Innovation Award

  4. Broadcom MASTERS International Delegate Award

  5. Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair(ISEF) Finalist Award

  6. Youngest Finalist Award

  7. Ricoh Sustainable Development Award

  8. U.S.Agency for International Development (USAID) Science Champion Award

  9. Yale Science and Engineering Association Award

  10. Eskom Expo for Science Finalist Award

  11. International Research School Award

  12. Genius Olympiad Finalist Award

  13. North Gauteng Science Fair Finalist Awards

The Chemistry ShowOffs Zimbabwe Student Challenge offers guided, exciting educational activities for students to celebrate the launch of the Chemistry ShowOffs Zimbabwe during the Zimbabwe Science Fair 2021 to be held on 24-26 February.
Participants receive a list of challenge activity plans to choose from and take part in the exciting hands-on chemistry activities of the Chemistry ShowOffs Zimbabwe launch.
The challenge activities cater for children from grade 1 up to form 6 and are completed using materials found in homes or can be bought in a supermarket at a very low cost.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Teachers, families, science club leaders and individual students can register in the Chemistry ShowOffs Zimbabwe Student Challenge. You can register by completing the form below or on these WhatsApp numbers (0715113171, 0784641553, 0775749445) anytime between 15 February and 24 February.
Registration is free.
Once registered, you will receive the challenge activities.
All participants of the Challenge will get certificates.

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