To assist with the diversification of the economies of the Caribbean Region by harnessing science and technology for economic development, thereby helping to raise the standard of living.
- Accelerate education reform that supports technology‐based entrepreneurship by:
- Promoting and offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs including robotics camps and computer coding workshops for Caribbean youth
- Offering business and entrepreneurship education programs for Caribbean youth
- Carrying out STEM teacher training exercises in the Region
- Stimulate technology‐based entrepreneurship by identifying and funding science and technology projects in new and existing enterprises that are relevant to the economic development needs of the Region, and
- Provide scientific and engineering advisory services to Caribbean governments by working with the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI) to leverage the expertise that resides in the Diaspora.
- 191 students since 2012, from 15 Caribbean countries
- Anguilla and Barbuda, Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
- SPISE alumni attending prestigious universities, including MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, U Penn, McMaster, Ryerson
- 54 internships since 2014
- 22 host organizations in the US, Canada, UK and the Caribbean
- Biotechnology, artificial intelligence/ machine learning, software development, electrical engineering, renewable energy, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering
- 229 students in Barbados since 2015
- Barbados since 2018
- St. Lucia since 2019
- Dominica since 2020
- All Caribbean citizens since 2021
- 9 workshops during 2015-2017
- For primary school teachers in St. Vincent, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts, Dominica and Jamaica
- CSF’s first grant of US$ 20,000 to AES Energy systems of Barbados in January 2017, to develop software to aid energy audits and manage electricity usage
- For students in the London area to help prepare for the GCSE in the STEM disciplines
- Comprehensive blueprint commissioned by the Ministry of Labour of Barbados on harnessing STEM to create more and better employment opportunities for the people of Barbados, September 2016
- Related CSF publication: “Creating a STEM-based Economic Pillar for the Caribbean: A Blueprint”, Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (Vol. 18 No. 1, pp 234-270, 2019)
Congratulations to Jodi Porter for being selected for a Wade Scholarship to do a master’s in environmental engineering at Stanford University!
Jamaican Avery-Kai Barnett, a SPISE 2016 graduate and CADSTI-NE 2019 intern, is unquestionably an accomplished individual. She obtained 19 Caribbean Secondary
Congratulations to Fitzroy Wickham, SPISE 2015 graduate and CADSTI-NE 2019 intern from Jamaica, on this prestigious scholarship! Fitzroy was inspired through
This year’s SPISE scholar from St Lucia is 17 year old Hailey Boriel, sponsored by St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC).