Diocesan College, Rondebosch 2013
Current Place of Residence: Cape Town
University: University of Cape Town
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics
Chris is completing the final year of his degree on a bursary from Denel Dynamics. His thesis project has been selected to be presented at the SAIEE National Competition later this year. Serving as Web Editor at UCT's Varsity Newspaper, he was extensively involved in promoting the growth of online student media at UCT, and has initiated several internships in journalism and web development. Building on his experiences tutoring Maths and Physics, Chris is pursuing an outreach initiative aimed at making electronic learning resources available to underprivileged school pupils across South Africa. For recreation, he is an avid photographer and enjoys mountain biking. Chris envisages a career in autonomous robotics, through which he hopes to encourage students to aspire to higher levels of robotics research in South Africa.