THE School of Natural and Physical Science Society (SNPSS) at the Universityof Papua New Guinea were happy to have PNG Power as their major sponsor for their science and technology fair.
PNG Power gave K5,000 to SNPSS to help them host their first ever science and technology fair at UPNG from Aug 7-9, 2013.
Photo: Biology students presenting a project on coral nursery during their science and technology fair at UPNG last week.
PNG Power general manager human resources Luke Ambu said there was a need see young Papua new Guineans become innovators and creators of new technology, systems and processes as well.
New skills and talents also grow and develop at this level and our interest together with human development is to attract raw and fresh key talents.
"PNG Power is in a global environment. We need to move with changes anddevelopments in science and technology and must understand better about the environment we operate in locally and globally.
Additionally we must build partnership with such key learning institutions as well because that's where the leaders of tomorrow for PNG will come from," Ambu said.
Ambu said PNG Power will continue to support such significant events becauseevents like this will unlock the potential of "young minds" early and provide them the opportunity and freedom to collaborate with the workforce and business environment without boundaries.
SNPSS president Randy Haihavu said PNG Power's sponsorship had really put a good angle to the school of natural and physical science to promote the students out there in the workforce.
Haihavu said the fair was about changing the perception that most people have about science in the country because there was more to science, including research and inventions than what met the eyes.