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:
The second is a SPISE 2013 video courtesy of the Bajan Reporter:
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:
Here is a 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:
News Report Video
Nyana George and Obe Joseph Interview (starts 1:30 minutes into the clip).
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.
|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|
|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|
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
Mr. Patrick Barrett, St. Lucia
Mr. Stephen Mendes, Barbados
Robotics & Electronics
Mr. Duaine Lewis, Barbados
Dr. Ramon Sargeant, Barbados
Dr. Carlos Hunte, Barbados
Prof. Tane Ray, Barbados
Mr. Jeremy Stephen, Barbados
Mr. Chris Harper, Barbados
Dr. Tony Rossomando, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Dinah Sah, Massachusetts, USA
Ms. Yajun Chen, China
Mr. Orlando Marville, Barbados
Mr. David Thorpe, USA
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.
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 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 Photo-archive
A press release from the conclusion of the SPISE 2015 program can be found here. More information can be found in the following links and documents:
CDB supports science and technology programme for region’s youth
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:
The highlights of SPISE 2013 are summarized in this PRESS RELEASE SPISE 2013. Other links and documents related to SPISE 2013 are given below:
Here is a link to a 2-page flyer that summarizes the activities of 2012 SPISE – SPISE 2012 Activities Summary. Other links and documents of interest are: