2018 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC)
On Thursday 11 October, Fairview Course Arena in Port Elizabeth South Africa, hosted the 14th Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.
Kyle Saltmarsh from Australia was awarded first place for his lecture on ‘Acoustic based condition monitoring in the resource industry.’ Second place went to Hong Kong’s Lin Guo with her lecture ‘Combating cancers with a new superweapon.’ Followed closely in third place by Andrew Ng Kay Lup from Malaysia, with his lecture on, ‘Bio-crude oil from lignocellulosic biomass: A zero-to-hero energy scenario.’
The eight finalists, all winners of their YPLC national finals, were treated to an all expenses paid trip sponsored by CBMM to spend the week in Port Elizabeth. During the week they were able to participate in a number of activities and were shown around some of the highlights of the area including a safari tour at the Pumba Private Game Reserve, a Township Tour where finalists and sponsors visited a local school and took part in an interactive drumming and dancing session. The programme also included a series of industrial and academic visits to S&N Rubber, the Volkswagen South Africa Auto Pavilion Museum and factory and Coega Industrial Development Zone.
IOM3 would like to thank the YPWLC major sponsor, Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM) for their generous support, and the IOM3 South Africa branch members for their help in organising the event.