SPISE 2012-2017

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:

LUCELEC internship

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

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.

 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
 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

 

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
Mr. Patrick Barrett, St. Lucia
Mr. Stephen Mendes, Barbados

Robotics & Electronics
Mr. Duaine Lewis, Barbados
Dr. Ramon Sargeant, Barbados

Physics
Dr. Carlos Hunte, Barbados
Prof. Tane Ray, Barbados

Entrepreneurship
Mr. Jeremy Stephen, Barbados
Mr. Chris Harper, Barbados

Biochemistry
Dr. Tony Rossomando, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Dinah Sah, Massachusetts, USA

Mandarin
Ms. Yajun Chen, China

Humanities
Mr. Orlando Marville, Barbados

Computer Programming
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.

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

SPISE 2015 comes to a close

CDB backing science education project

Go into engineering but give back-Barbados Advocate

SPISE encourages youth-Barbados Advocate

Jamaican student excels in regional science programme

Erica Virgo in Youth Link Magazine

SPISE 2014

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

CDB and SPISE 2014

Young Anguillan, Shamar Gaskin, Inspired by SPISE Summer Programme

22 SPISE 2014 Superstar Students Graduate- Bajan Reporter

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

LUCELEC SPISE Scholarship Recipient Continues to Excel

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

CCI Sponsors SPISE 2014 Scholar

Value of science and technology underscored- Barbados Advocate

SPISE 2014 REPORT- ABSTV10

CGX Energy presented a sponsorship cheque- Stabroek News

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

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

SPISE 2013

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

Antiguan Attends Brilliant Student Programme- Antigua Chronicle

Guyanese Among 16 Graduates of CSF Programme- Guyana Times

Guyanese among 16 graduates of Caribbean science programme- Guyana Times

SAT TV Dominican Students Interview

Dominican students attend science and engineering program in Barbados – Dominica News Online

Two Dominican Students Participate in Science & Engineering Program – News.DM

Science is her Main Focus- Nation News

SPISE the Future – Barbados Today

Shake on it- Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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

SPISE Summer Program 2013

TAMCC student gets award to SPISE 2013

SPISE 2012

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:

SPISE 2012-Facebook Photos

SPISE student presentations – Basil Springer

Fun with Science – SPISE 2012- Nation News Barbados

Graduates can help the economy Barbados Advocate

SPISE A Hit-Barbados Advocate

STEM and the Caribbean Science Foundation – Stabroek News

Yavniel Yatali in TT Guardian

A boost to the sciences-Barbados Advocate

MIT-styled program to C’bean-Barbados Advocate

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