Meet the Team
Mr Akash Dusrath
SENIOR SCIENCE CENTRE MANAGER AT SCI-BONO DISCOVERY CENTRE
Akash is a highly experienced science professional and the Senior Science Centre Manager at the prestigious Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Southern Africa's largest science center. Equipped with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry, he boasts over a decade of extensive experience in the Science Centre industry.
Akash's expertise in Science Communication has not only led him to manage projects nationwide but has also earned him recognition through prestigious awards and fellowships. Notably, he received the Australia Award Fellowship in Science Centre Leadership in 2017 and the Sustainability in Science Museums Fellowship from Arizona State University in 2018.
Beyond his managerial role, Akash has actively contributed to the South African Association of Science and Technology Centres (SAASTEC) since 2012, holding significant positions, including Deputy Chairman on the Board of Directors from 2018 to 2021.
His commitment to STEM education is further evident in his leadership roles in projects funded by prominent organizations such as the Embassy of Denmark and UNICEF, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme. These initiatives aim to empower learners, particularly girls, by providing practical skills and innovative ideas to address climate change challenges through programs involving IoT, STEM, and Robotics.
Akash's impactful career showcases a steadfast dedication to advancing STEM education while addressing critical global issues. His leadership, expertise, and innovation have played vital roles in shaping South Africa's STEM landscape.