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.
- 169 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 admitted to prestigious universities, including MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, McMaster, Ryerson
- 46 internships since 2014
- 17 host organizations in the US, Canada, UK and the Caribbean
- Biotechnology, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, renewable energy, software development
- 229 students in Barbados since 2015
- Barbados since 2018
- St. Lucia since 2019
- Dominica since 2020
- 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)
Jamaican Avery-Kai Barnett, a SPISE 2016 graduate and CADSTI-NE 2019 intern, is unquestionably an accomplished individual.
Congratulations to Fitzroy Wickham, SPISE 2015 graduate and CADSTI-NE 2019 intern from Jamaica, on this prestigious
This year’s SPISE scholar from St Lucia is 17 year old Hailey Boriel, sponsored by St.