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Community engagement


What is I-SET

  • Inspired Towards Science Engineering and Technology.
  • It is a Community Engagement Flagship Project of UNISA for CSET and also for Research and Innovation (R&I).
  • Its goal is to INSPIRE awareness and interest in Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • It has targeted learners aged 9-16 and their communities.
  • The project uses fun activities, including the building of programmable robots using Lego mindstorms to achieve robotic challenges.
What is the purpose of I-SET?
  • To actively market Science, Engineering and Technology through the liaison with media and through the hosting of relevant events.
  • To use Web 2.0 technologies to create and deliver open educational resources (OER) for use by learners and their communities.
  • To participate in events that will inspire the interest of the learners in Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • To identify, investigate and research community engagement research questions within the project that are raised within the wider community engagement, both nationally and internationally.
What is I-SET doing?
  • It is providing training and support to coaches and mentors of teams within the community.
  • It is providing coaching, mentoring and branding to the CSET teams that represents CSET CE at national robotics competitions. 
  • It trains and supports CSET staff members act as mentors to teams and judges at competitions.
  • It is participating in a wide range of Science, Engineering and technology exhibitions and showcases to actively market I-SET and its activities.
Lego 2011 Video

Lego 2010 Video

Lego 2009 Video