Projects: SPISE 2012-2016


These archives contain a set of videos, news links, photos and press releases from earlier SPISE classes.

A list of the students by country who have participated in SPISE during 2012 - 2015 can be found here.

Special SPISE Videos

Here are links to two videos. The first, filmed and produced by Lillie Paquette and Andrei Ivanov of the MIT Sea Grant program that describes the SPISE:
Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering 2012
The second is a SPISE 2013 video courtesy of the Bajan Reporter:
US Embassy for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean visits SPISE 2013


The two links below showcase the two St. Lucian students who participated in SPISE 2012. The first is attributed to their sponsors, LUCELEC and Light & Power Holdings, and the second to DBS Television:
LUCELEC internship
DBS TV SPISE 2012 report

Here is an SAT news report on Aug. 23, 2013 with an interview of Nyana George and Obe Joseph, both of whom are SPISE 2013 US-Embassy-for Barbados-and-the-Eastern-Caribbean Scholars:
Nyana George and Obe Joseph Interview (starts 11/2 minutes into the clip).


SPISE 2016

SPISE 2016 ran from July 16 to Aug 13. Nineteen students from eight countries participated in the program (Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago). The students were selected from 48 applicants. The students lived in the Frank Worrell Halls of residence on the UWI Cave Hill Campus.

In SPISE 2016, the computer programming language, python, was added to the curriculum. As in previous years, the curriculum included university-level calculus (levels I and II), physics (levels I & II), biochemistry, entrepreneurship, Caribbean Unity, Mandarin, underwater robotics and electronics. In 2015, the electronics course had a renewable energy focus, with teams of students designing and constructing wind turbines that converted wind power to AC electrical power. The robotics, electronics, computer programming and entrepreneurship projects were showcased by student teams to a public audience on the last day of the program.
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Students
Avery Barnett, St. Andrew, Jamaica - SPISE 2016 Linda Su-Nan Chang Sah Scholar
Demar Edwards, Manchester, Jamaica - SPISE 2016 Peloton International Scholar
Sana Fairman, St. Augustine, Trinidad - SPISE 2016 Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Planning & Development Scholar
Jonathan Farnum, St. Michael, Barbados - SPISE 2016 Central Bank of Barbados Scholar
Laura Garavito-Martinez, St. Augustine, Trinidad - SPISE 2016 Linda Su-Nan Chang Sah Scholar
Patrice Gill, St. Peter, Barbados - SPISE 2016 Sandy Lane Charitable Trust Scholar
Kedell Guevara, San Fernando, Trinidad - SPISE 2016 Friends of Trinidad & Tobago Scholar
Loïc Michel, Fort-de-France, Martinique - SPISE 2016 CTM Scholar
Reshul Narhari, Gros Islet, St. Lucia - SPISE 2016 Emera Caribbean Scholar
Kieran Neath, Kingston, Jamaica - SPISE 2016 PETNA Foundation Scholar
Tyler Neath, Kingston, Jamaica - SPISE 2016 CADSTI-NE Scholar
Keeghan Patrick, Gros Islet, St. Lucia - SPISE 2016 Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Scholar
Dion Recai, Dennery, St. Lucia - SPISE 2016 LUCELEC Scholar
Kyra Richards, St. George, Dominica - SPISE 2016 DOMLEC Scholar
Shergaun Roserie, Castries, St. Lucia - SPISE 2016 Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Scholar
Abigail Scott, St. George, St. Vincent - SPISE 2016 Kerosene Lamp Foundation Scholar
Arianna Stephenson, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica - SPISE Caribbean Development Bank Scholar
Emmanuel Sylvester, Kingston, Jamaica - SPISE 2016 Caribbean Development Bank Scholar
Shannon Woodroffe, Georgetown, Guyana - SPISE 2016 Guyana Ministry of Education Scholar

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Teaching Assistants
Ms. Anya James (Head TA), St. Lucia - Physics I & Robotics
Ms. Albertina Alfred, Dominica - Physics II & Calculus I
Mr. Aldair Gongora, Belize - Renewable Energy & Calculus II
Mr. Mark Cui, USA - Computer Programming, Entrepreneurship & Mandarin
Mr. Kinchit Markan, USA - Biochemistry

Instructors

Calculus

Robotics & Electronics         

Mr. Patrick Barrett, St. Lucia

Mr. Stephen Mendes, Barbados

Mr. Duaine Lewis, Barbados

Dr. Ramon Sargeant, Barbados

Physics                  

Entrepreneurship

Dr. Carlos Hunte, Barbados

Mr. Jeremy Stephen, Barbados

Prof. Tane Ray, Barbados

Mr. Chris Harper, Barbados

Biochemistry         

Mandarin             

Dr. Tony Rossomando, Massachusetts, USA

Ms. Yajun Chen, China

Dr. Dinah Sah, Massachusetts, USA

Humanities

Computer Programming

Mr. Orlando Marville, Barbados

Mr. David Thorpe, USA

 



SPISE 2015

SPISE 2015 ran from July 18 to Aug 15. Eighteen students from ten countries lived at the Frank Worrell Halls of residence at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, and were supervised, guided and mentored by six teaching assistants, who also lived there for the duration of the program.


SPISE-2015-Class-Photo.jpgAs in previous years, the curriculum included university-level calculus (levels I and II), physics (levels I & II), biochemistry, entrepreneurship, Caribbean Unity, Mandarin, underwater robotics and electronics. In 2015, the electronics course had a renewable energy focus, with teams of students designing and constructing wind turbines that converted wind power to AC electrical power. The robotics, electronics and entrepreneurship projects were showcased by the student teams to a public audience on the last day of the program.

Students were not only exposed to the rigorous curriculum, but also benefited from career seminars, a CV workshop, and a workshop on U.S. university applications.

See SPISE 2015 Photo Gallery below:
SPISE 2015 photos-archive.pdf

A press release from the conclusion of the SPISE 2015 program can be found here. More information can be found int the following links and documents:
CDB supports science and technology programme for region's youth

SPISE 2015 comes to a close

CDB backing science education project

Go into engineering but give back-Barbados Advocate 15AUG2015.pdf

SPISE encourages youth-Barbados Advocate 16AUG2015.pdf

Jamaican student excels in regional science programme

Erica Virgo in Youth Link Magazine.pdf


SPISE 2014

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A press release summarizing the activities of SPISE 2014 can be found here.. Additional information about SPISE 2014 can be found in the links and documents below:

SHAMONE FINE - A STEM AMBASSADOR- CDB Website 9-17-14

CDB and SPISE 2014 9-12-14

Young Anguillan, Shamar Gaskin, Inspired by SPISE Summer Programme 9-8-14

22 SPISE 2014 Superstar Students Graduate- Bajan Reporter 8-22-14

Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE)- Central Bank of Barbados 8-21-14

LUCELEC SPISE Scholarship Recipient Continues to Excel 8-21-14

As A Former CXC Registrar Urges Bajans To Get Into Agriculture, Tv Series Inspire Belizean Student For Science: Benefits Of SPISE 2014 By Caribbean Science Foundation- Bajan Reporter 8-3-14

CCI Sponsors SPISE 2014 Scholar 7-24-14

Value of science and technology underscored- Barbados Advocate 7-21-14

SPISE 2014 REPORT- ABSTV10 7-17-14

CGX Energy presented a sponsorship cheque- Stabroek News 6-31-14

Exceptional QC students for prestigious Science and Engineering Programme- Kaieteur News 6-28-14

2010 P.S.E. Top Scorers accepted into regional SPISE Program- Channel5 Belize 5-8-14




SPISE 2013

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The highlights of SPISE 2013 are summarized in PRESS RELEASE SPISE 2013.pdf. Other links and documents related to SPISE 2013 are given below:

Antiguan Attends Brilliant Student Programme- Antigua Chronicle 27Aug2013.pdf

Guyanese Among 16 Graduates of CSF Programme- Guyana Times 25Aug2013.pdf

Guyanese among 16 graduates of Caribbean science programme- Guyana Times 8-25-13

SAT TV Dominican Students Interview 8-23-13

Dominican students attend science and engineering program in Barbados - Dominica News Online 8-22-13

Two Dominican Students Participate in Science & Engineering Program - News.DM 8-23-13

Science is her Main Focus- Nation News 8-18-13

SPISE the Future - Barbados Today 7-19-13

Shake on it- Trinidad and Tobago Newsday 7-24-13

NAMILCO joins Education Ministry to promote Science and Technology Education- Caribbean Trakker 7-17-13

SPISE Summer Program 2013

TAMCC student gets award to SPISE 2013




SPISE 2012

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Here is a link to a 2-page flyer that summarizes the activities of 2012 SPISE - SPISE 2012 Activities Summary.pdf. Other links and documents of interest are:

SPISE 2012-Facebook Photos

SPISE student presentations - Basil Springer 9-2-12

Fun with Science - SPISE 2012- Nation News Barbados 30AUG2012.pdf

Graduates can help the economy Barbados Advocate 2SEP2012.pdf

SPISE A Hit-Barbados Advocate 2SEP2012.pdf

STEM and the Caribbean Science Foundation - Stabroek News 8-27-12

Yavniel Yatali in TT Guardian 8-22-12

A boost to the sciences-Barbados Advocate 8AUG2012.pdf

MIT-styled program to C'bean-Barbados Advocate 8AUG2012.pdf

 

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