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Posted Mar 31, 2017
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Bridgetown, 31 March 2017

CSF and CAS Host STEM Teacher Training Workshops in St. Kitts and Nevis

On March 29-30, 2017 The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) collaborated to host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teacher Training Workshop for primary school teachers at the Bird Rock Hotel in St. Kitts. This two-day workshop served a total of 29 teachers from St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada and St. Vincent, and was made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS, as well as through the cooperation of the Ministry of Education of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The goal of the STEM Teacher Training Workshops is to train teachers in the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) as teaching tools. The teachers were selected by their relevant Ministries of Education, and are among those who have a passion for increasing their students' level of interest in the sciences. These teaching methods covered in the workshops are intended to introduce the basics of the scientific method to young students, and promote their interest and excitement in science and engineering. A longer-term goal of the STEM Teacher Training Workshops is to increase the number of students focusing on the sciences at the secondary level.

Along with the introduction of UNESCO-approved micro-science kits, emphasis was placed on PBL/IBSE using readily available, familiar materials, to which children can relate. The training was provided by experienced CAS facilitators, including Dr. Winston Mellowes - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Dr. Rowena Kalloo - UWI St. Augustine, Ms. Petal Jetoo - National Science Coordinator Ministry of Education Guyana, Professor Theodore Lewis - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, and Professor Bhuall Nand Kumar - NYIT. Mr. Olston Strawn, Science Coordinator in the Ministry of Education in St. Kitts and Nevis aided setting up the many and varied experiments demonstrated to the participants.

Workshop_composite_image_St_Kitts.jpg In his speech at the opening ceremony, the Hon. Shawn Richards, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture urged the participants to take advantage of all the information offered, and to enthusiastically transfer that knowledge to their students. He also expressed his interest in seeing how some of the workshop materials could be used, and thanked the facilitator team for bringing creativity and innovation to the classroom. Professor Cardinal Warde in his remarks reminded the teachers of the important role they play in shaping the Region's future by fertilizing the young minds so their students grow up to love science and engineering, and use STEM to build new economic pillars for the Region.

On the final day of the workshop, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. William Hodge, commended the team of facilitators for their exciting and interactive syllabus, and suggested to the participants that they should begin to implement their new knowledge in their classrooms at the earliest opportunity. Each teacher received a certificate of participation and a micro-science kit for use in their respective schools. Feedback from the participants was very positive, and encompassed requests for longer and more frequent workshops of this nature.

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Posted Jan 20, 2017

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Media Contact:
Prof. Cardinal Warde
warde.csf@gmail.com

Barbados, January 13, 2017 - The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) jointly hosted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teacher Training Workshops for primary school teachers at the Genesis Academy, Kingston on January 9-10, and at the Wexford Hotel, Montego Bay on January 12-13. The two-day workshops which served a total of 42 teachers were made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of America to Jamaica, as well as through the cooperation of the Ministry of Education of Jamaica.

Professor Cardinal Warde (MIT) and Ms. Lois Oliver of the CSF were the workshop organizers. The goal of the STEM Teacher Training Workshops is to train teachers in the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) as teaching tools. Teachers are selected by their relevant Ministries of Education, and have a passion for increasing their students' level of interest in the sciences. These teaching methods introduce the basics of the scientific method to the young students, and promote their interest and excitement in science and engineering. A longer-term goal of the STEM Teacher Training Workshops is to increase the number of students focusing on the sciences at the secondary level.

Jamaica_teachers_building_series_and_parallel_circuits_with_assistance_from_Dr_Cathy_Radix.JPG The PBL/IBSE teaching tools include UNESCO-approved micro-science kits, and emphasize observation and experimentation, while drawing on the child's own knowledge. The training was provided by experienced CAS facilitators, including Dr. Winston Mellowes - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Dr. Rowena Kalloo - UWI St. Augustine, Mrs. Petal Jetoo - National Science Coordinator Ministry of Education Guyana, Dr. Cathy Radix - UWI St. Augustine, and Professor Bhuall Nand Kumar - NYIT.

At the opening ceremony in Kingston, Prof. Warde (who is also the Interim Executive Director of the CSF) said to the gathering of teachers, facilitators and Ministry of Education officials that "... it is the CSF's vision that these teaching tools and methods will lead to higher numbers of students pursuing advanced degrees and careers in science and engineering and, ultimately, help to develop the Region's next generation of technology leaders." At the conclusion of the Workshop, Ms. Claudia Spence, Senior Education Officer in in the Ministry of Education commented that these were the best STEM workshops she has ever witnessed. The CSF donated one micro-science kit to each teacher for use in his/her school. Previous workshops in 2015-2016 have been held in St. Vincent, Antigua, Jamaica and Barbados.

For more information please visit our: Stem Teacher Training Workshops Page

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Posted May 6, 2016

A Press Release issued by the Caribbean Science Foundation stated that Prof. Cardinal Warde, Interim Executive Director of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) arrived in Barbados on Wednesday May 4th to promote the Barbados Junior Robotics Camps. He is here to urge Barbados to join the robotics revolution.

This is the second summer of the robotics camps, which are being offered at two different levels by the CSF. The Barbados Junior Robotics Camps are annual summer enrichment programs for young Barbadian students interested in robotics. No previous experience in robotics is required of the students. The camps are targeted at children who are passionately interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and enjoy hands-on work.

The broader vision is that the growing interest in robotics will spawn the formation of robotics clubs in our schools, and our students can become skilled enough to compete in international robotics competitions. Prof. Warde went on to say "Our future lies in the scientific development of our young people, who are just as bright and talented and innovative as any I've seen across the world. Let us harness and develop that creativity for the benefit of Barbados."

The Level I, introductory camp, is open to new students who are no less than 9 years and no more than 13 years by July 1st, 2016. The Level II, more advanced camp, is open to those students who completed the introductory camp last year. The camps runs from July 4 - Aug 5, 2016. To apply, visit the robotics camp webpage. The deadline for student applications is May 15th, 2016.

Professor Warde also announced that "we are also looking for facilitators for the camps. Interested persons should visit the website and fill out the application." The camps are being funded in part by the Barbados Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, the City of Bridgetown Credit Union, and parents of the campers.

A copy of the Press Release can be found here

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Posted Nov 26, 2015

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PRESS RELEASE: November 26, 2015

CSF and CAS Host STEM Teacher Training Workshop in Barbados

The fifth in the series of Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) STEM training workshops for primary school teachers was hosted in Barbados, November 23-25, 2015. The sessions were held at the 3W's Pavilion on the UWI-Cave Hill Campus. This workshop was made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS, as well as with sponsorship from the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Barbados.

During the official opening ceremony, remarks were delivered by Prof. Winston Mellowes - Secretary of CAS and Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Prof. Cardinal Warde - Interim Executive Director of the CSF and Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, Prof. Eudine Barriteau - Prinicpal of the UWI, Cave Hill, Ms. Amanda Martinez - Information Resource Center Coordinator at the US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS, and Senator Harcourt Husbands - Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Innovation, Barbados. All the speakers noted the importance of STEM education, its relevance in today's changing society, the importance of a collaborative approach to its delivery and applauded the efforts of the CSF and CAS.

The 43 teachers who participated were drawn from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They were selected by their respective ministries of education. Over the three days of the workshop they interacted with their peers and the facilitators, were exposed to techniques to aid them in the delivery of science education, learned how to teach hands-on science using low-cost and readily available materials and were introduced to the UNESCO-approved micro-science kits. These kits consists of essentially miniaturized laboratory apparatus and materials. At the end of the workshop, each teacher received one kit as a gift to their school.

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The training was delivered by facilitators: Professor Winston Mellowes - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Ms. Petal Jetoo - National Science Coordinator Ministry of Education Guyana, Dr. Bhuall Nand Kumar - Professor, Columbia University and chief facilitator Dr. Rowena Kalloo - UWI St. Augustine.

For more information please visit the Stem Teacher Training Workshops

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Posted Oct 22, 2015

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PRESS RELEASE: October 20, 2015

CSF and CAS Host Two STEM Teacher Training Workshops in Jamaica

On October 12-13 and 15-16 2015, the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) collaborated to host the two STEM training workshops for primary school teachers in Jamaica. They were held at the Genesis Academy, Kingston and the Academy of Science, Technology and Arts (ASTA), Montego Bay respectively, and were made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of America to Jamaica, as well as through the cooperation of the Ministry of Education of Jamaica.

Delivering brief remarks at the opening of the Kingston workshop, Senator Wensworth Skeffrey, STEM Technical Officer in the Ministry of Education urged the teachers to fully immerse themselves in the workshop activities, as the knowledge gained would only improve their ability to engage the nation's children. At the Montego Bay location, similar sentiments were shared by Mr. Sadpha Bennet, the National Science Coordinator in the Ministry of Education.

The primary school teachers, who were specially selected by the Ministry of Education, were then exposed to two days of lectures, activities, hands-on experimentation utilizing readily available materials and were introduced to the UNESCO-approved micro-science kits. They were able also to engage the facilitators, ask questions and to share their classroom experiences, challenges and victories amongst themselves. The feedback which they provided at the end of each workshop indicated that the teachers found the sessions to be relevant, applicable and fun, and many expressed their appreciation at having experienced the training.

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The training was delivered by facilitators: Professor Winston Mellowes - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Professor Theodore Lewis - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Mrs. Petal Jetoo - National Science Coordinator Ministry of Education Guyana, and chief facilitator Dr. Rowena Kalloo - UWI St. Augustine. It is anticipated that when these teachers return to their school communities, they will serve as ambassadors and share their knowledge and passion with their colleagues and students.

For more information please visit the Stem Teacher Training Workshops

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Posted Aug 23, 2015

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SPISE, CSF's Flagship Regional STEM Program, Concludes

SPISE (Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering) is offered for 4 weeks each summer by the Caribbean Science Foundation to the brightest 16-18 year old students interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering. This year, 18 students from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago were selected from 66 applicants. The program was conducted using the facilities of the UWI, Barbados, and the students were challenged with classes that included university-level calculus, physics, biochemistry, entrepreneurship and Mandarin, and hands-on projects in under-water robotics and renewable energy/electronics.

SPISE is intended to nurture and groom the next generation of technology entrepreneurs in the Caribbean, in an effort to assist with the economic developmental issues facing the region. SPISE not only achieves this through the subjects offered, but also through career seminars which give the students more awareness of the tremendous diversity of science-related jobs and careers. In addition, SPISE offers workshops which coach the students on how to optimize their chances of admission with financial aid to the world's top universities. As a consequence, students from previous SPISE classes are now studying at top universities, including Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Columbia, University College London, the University of North Carolina, Florida Institute of Technology, Trent University and UWI.

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SPISE concluded on Friday August 14 with final project presentations by the students, which was open to the public. The audience included: Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados; Dr. Hon. Esther Byer, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resources Development of Barbados; Ms. Jacqui Cuke of the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust; Dr. Tony Rossomando of Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Roger Beckles of Emera Caribbean; Jeff Barrus of the United States Embassy for Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS; other business professionals and several parents of the students.

During the event, the robotics, renewable energy, and entrepreneurship projects were showcased, and for the Mandarin presentation, the students sang "Jasmin Flower" in Mandarin (one of the most popular and mainstream traditional Chinese folk songs) which speaks out against corruption by praising the fair and pure Jasmin. The robotics projects required the SPISE scholars to build a basic model of an under-water robot, and then to use innovation and creativity to endow it with movable arms that could collect balls in a water-filled tank. For the renewable energy presentation, wind turbines were built by student teams, each with its own unique blade design. The designs competed against each other as the audience got excited and involved in how different blade designs affected the effectiveness of wind turbines in producing electricity. The entrepreneurship class concluded with a business plan competition in which groups of students pitched their unique and personalized product and business plan to the audience. Several members of the audience were given CSF money to invest in the team of their choice, and the winner was decided by the amount of money invested. The products conceived by the students include a portable handheld printer; Haztag, a GPS device to locate any household or miscellaneous object; a wrist band to replace intrusive diabetes monitors; malleable shoes that harden as they are put on but soften when off for easy storage; a component for portable computer and communications devices to allow for built-in projection; and a mobile app to write essays for you on-the-go.

The CSF is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Barbados and representatives in several other Caribbean countries. Key partners in the SPISE are the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and Sagicor. Please visit http://caribbeanscience.org/projects/spise.php for more information about the SPISE, or contact Prof. Cardinal Warde at warde.csf@gmail.com or 1-617-699-1281. Donations to the CSF can be made at http://caribbeanscience.org/donation/.

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SPISE 2015 institutional sponsors include: ACBarbados, Bishop Anstey High School East & Trinity College East (Trinidad and Tobago), Cable and Wireless Communications, CADSTI International (USA), CADSTI-SE (Atlanta, USA), Caribbean Development Bank, Caribbean Examinations Council, Central Bank of Barbados, Delta Airlines, Dominica Electricity Services Ltd, Dominica Secondary Schools Supporters Association (UK), Emera Caribbean (Barbados), Grenada Co-operative Bank, Guyana Ministry of Education, Kerosene Lamp Foundation (St. Vincent), Massy Foundation (Trinidad and Tobago), Nevis Island Administration, Nation Publishing Company Limited (Barbados), PETNA Foundation (Grenada), Rossomando and Reiss Families (USA), Sandy Lane Charitable Trust (Barbados) St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd, Trafalgar Travel (Jamaica), Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, UNESCO, U.S. Embassy for Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS. Individual sponsors include: Ryan Allard, Diane Beckles, Eugene Gittens, Cheryl Greenidge, CarlGrant, Earl Long, Jay Mandle, Sandra Mcloed, Dodridge Miller, Monica Miller, Lisa Nicholson, Sekazi Mtingwa, Adam Raffoul, Ernie Stapleton and Colin Walcott.

Here is the link to a pdf of the SPISE 2015 Press Release.

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Posted May 1, 2015
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May 1, 2015
 
CSF and CAS Host STEM Teacher Training Workshop in Antigua

The second in a series of Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher training workshops for primary school teachers took place at the Multi-Cultural Centre, in St. John's, Antigua, on April 20-21, 2015. The STEM training workshop was offered by the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS). The workshop was made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS, as well as through the cooperation of the Ministry of Education of Antigua and Barbuda.

The workshop was opened by the Honorable Michael S. Browne, Esq., Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Antigua and Barbuda, who welcomed the delegates. The teachers who were chosen to benefit from this training are all actively involved in the teaching of science, are passionate and committed to its delivery and willing to try new and innovative ways of teaching science in their classrooms. The aim is to improve the way in which STEM subjects are taught by championing Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Inquiring Based Science Education (IBSE) as effective delivery tools. Ultimately, a database of thus trained Regional science teachers will be created, where peer support can be provided and resource materials shared.

Thirty-five teachers from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines participated in the two-day training, and all spoke highly of the training. The highlights were deemed to be the exposure to the hands-on experimentation using readily available, low cost materials, and to the UNESCO micro-science kits which contain miniaturized and fully operational lab equipment. Each teacher received a complete micro-science kit at the end of the training, and all committed to implementing their use in their respective schools.

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Primary school teachers in hands-on STEM training session at the Antigua Workshop


The teachers assumed the role of student for the duration of the workshop, allowing them to view science through the eyes of their young charges. They came away reinvigorated with heightened awareness that teaching science can be fun, interactive and fulfilling for both teacher and student.

The training the teachers received was delivered by facilitators: Professor Winston Mellowes, Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine; Professor Theodore Lewis, Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine; Mrs. Petal Jetoo, National Science Coordinator in Ministry of Education Guyana; Dr. Bhuall Kumar, Professor, Columbia University; and chief facilitator Dr. Rowena Kalloo of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

Future workshops are planned for Barbados and Jamaica (Kingston and Montego Bay). For more information please visit http://caribbeanscience.org/projects/stem_teacher_training_workshops.php

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Posted Mar 11, 2015

The CSF has published CSF-2014-Year-in-Review.pdf. This document summarizes the activities and the projects of the CSF in calendar year 2014.

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Posted Feb 10, 2015

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PRESS RELEASE
February 4, 2015
 
CSF and CAS Host STEM Teacher Training Workshop in St. Vincent

On Jan 28-29, 2015, the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) collaborated to host the first in a series of STEM training workshops for Regional primary school teachers. The workshop took place at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown, St. Vincent, and was made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS, as well as through the cooperation of the Ministry of Education of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The aims of the workshop were to: (1) have teachers expand their understanding of the nature of science, science education and how students learn science, (2) identify strategies, resources and activities for Inquiry and STEM-based science teaching, and (3) increase the confidence of teachers in their planning, teaching and assessing inquiry based approaches. Identification of further knowledge and skills needed to feel competent in the teaching of inquiry based science was an additional focal point. It was also anticipated that a network of colleagues would be further developed, in order to provide support in innovation regarding the teaching of science.

Twenty teachers from Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines took part in two exciting days of stimulating lectures, interactive and engaging hands-on experimentation using readily available materials, and were introduced to the use of UNESCO micro-science kits, which provide miniature versions of functional science lab apparatus. The training they received was delivered by facilitators: Professor Winston Mellowes - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Professor Theodore Lewis - Professor Emeritus, UWI St. Augustine, Mrs. Petal Jetoo - National Science Coordinator Ministry of Education Guyana, Dr. Bhuall Kumar- Professor, Columbia University, and chief facilitator Dr. Rowena Kalloo - University of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Teachers taking part in hands-on activities during the workshop

It is anticipated that when these teachers return to their home countries and school communities, they will serve as ambassadors and share their knowledge with their colleagues and students. Feedback from the participants indicated that they found they found the sessions informative, relevant, productive, thought provoking and fun.

Future workshops are planned for Antigua, Barbados and Jamaica. For more information please visit http://caribbeanscience.org/projects/stem_teacher_training_workshops.php


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Posted Dec 6, 2013
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December 5, 2013

 
Third Annual CSF Workshop Raises Awareness of STEM Applications in Caribbean

Georgetown, Guyana - In a packed conference room at the Grand Coastal Hotel, enthusiastic professionals from the Region and the Diaspora, and students and teachers from Guyana gathered on December 2-3, 2013 to discuss how "Stimulating Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering" can be promoted to help diversify the economies of the Caribbean. The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) in collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation organized the Workshop. The CSF was established in 2010 as an independent non-profit non-governmental organization whose mission is to assist with the diversification of the Region's economies by promoting education reform in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and stimulating more technology-based entrepreneurship.

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The Hon. Samuel Hinds (Prime Minister of Guyana) opened the Workshop, and both he and the Hon. Priya Manickchand (Minister of Education, Guyana) highlighted the importance of harnessing science and technology for the development of the Region.  Collaboration and cooperation across institutions and sectors throughout the Region, and networking with the Diaspora were mentioned frequently as key to facilitating science and technology advances. The recent approval of Guyana's National Science and Technology policy was highlighted by Mr. Navin Chandarpal (Science and Technology Advisor to the President of Guyana) as a national milestone in elevating awareness of the importance of STEM education reform. Dr. Chelston Brathwaite (Barbados Ambassador Designate to China, and Director General Emeritus of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) focused on the importance of food security, the expanded agricultural sector, and the need for the Region to produce more of the food it consumes.

Many students and teachers from high schools in Guyana participated in the Workshop, with the students posing some of the most difficult questions to the speakers. The students, under the supervision of Ms. Petal Jetoo of the Ministry of Education of Guyana and her team of Guyanese scientists, also carried out experiments using microscience kits provided by UNESCO. The students had nothing but praise for this hands-on learning experience.

CSF programs such as the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge and the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) were featured, with three Guyanese students speaking about their recent experiences in these programs. Also covered were STEM curriculum and modernization updates, with the primary objective of making science fun for the students.  Teaching with examples drawn from local resources and needs, inquiry-based science approaches, the scientific method, and the use of digital e-learning were emphasized.  The need for more national science fairs, math Olympiads and science museums was also stressed. The vast range of career options in the STEM disciplines was the subject of a career panel. The requirements for the launch of a high-tech electronics start-up company were demystified with examples showing how, in the Internet era, the materials and components needed could be sourced worldwide from a desktop. The critical need for execution to bring ideas to fruition was emphasized. 

The 2013 CSF Distinguished Service Awards went to Prof. Maya Trotz of the Univ. of South Florida, Ms. Petal Jetoo of the Ministry of Education of Guyana, Sagicor Financial Corporation, and Sagicor Life Caribbean. Key sponsors of the Workshop included the Caribbean Examinations Council, the Organization of American States, the Canadian government, UNESCO and Sagicor. 

Individuals or organizations interested in supporting CSF projects may donate at http://caribbeanscience.org/donation/ or send inquiries to Professor Cardinal Warde (warde.csf@gmail.com).



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Posted Oct 9, 2012
Over 120 students and teachers from Grenada, plus lecturers, scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials from the Caribbean Region and the Caribbean Diaspora gathered on 5, 6 October 2012 at the Grenada Grand Beach Hotel Conference Centre in St. George's, Grenada to discuss how science, engineering and innovation can be promoted to help diversify the Region's economies. The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) in collaboration with the Caribbean Diaspora for Science Technology and Innovation (CADSTI) and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) organized the conference. The CSF was established in 2010 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to assist with the diversification of the economies of the Region by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) education reform, and stimulating more technology-based entrepreneurship. 2012 CSF Workshop composite Photo.jpg The workshop was opened by the Hon. Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada. Under the theme, "Stimulating Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering within the Caribbean," the workshop's main message was that science and technology based entrepreneurship is critical for the economic development of the Region, and . . . . . Read the full press release at the link below Press Release-2012 CSF Workshop Conclusion 9OCT12.pdf
Posted Nov 26, 2011

CADSTI and CSF held their first annual Workshop on November 18-20, 2011 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The theme of the Workshop was "Mobilizing the Diaspora for Caribbean Development Through Science, Technology and Innovation". See the press release of the Workshop below:
Press Release of the 2011 CADSTI-CSF Workshop

Posted Sep 10, 2010

CSF Launch Press Release (pdf) announces the founding of the Caribbean Science Foundation.