The Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation – New England, Inc. (CADSTI-NE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on promoting science and technology for Caribbean youth.

Our overall mission is to assist in diversifying the economies of the Caribbean by harnessing science and technology for economic development, and in doing so, help raise the region’s standard of living.

CADSTI-NE’s major projects are to:

(1) Organize and sponsor internships for Caribbean students at biotech and high-tech companies in the U.S., the Caribbean and Canada

(2) Support the Student Program for Innovation, Science and Engineering (SPISE), an intensive four-week enrichment residential summer program for gifted Caribbean high school students

The CADSTI-NE organizing committee works tirelessly throughout the year, meeting nearly every Sunday morning to raise funds for, plan, coordinate and implement this program. We could not have done any of this without your support. These projects are made possible through generous donations from organizations and individuals in the Diaspora and the Caribbean, and through partnerships with US, Caribbean, Canadian, and UK companies.

CADSTI-NE is seeking additional companies that are willing to host Caribbean interns. Please contact our President, Dr. Dinah Sah, at

Thank you for sharing in our vision to provide these amazing opportunities in science and engineering for our very gifted Caribbean students!

CADSTI-NE Leadership

The leaders of CADSTI-NE are:

Dr. Dinah Sah (President)
Dr. Lori Fitz (Treasurer)
Dr. Richard Fauconier (Secretary)
Dr. Paul McLean (Vice President)
Prof. Cardinal Warde
Dr. Karen-Leigh Edwards
Mr. Josh Sheldon
Mr. George Marecheau

Bios of most of the members of the leadership team can be found here. The leadership team meets via Webex almost every Sunday at 9:00 am to plan the activities of the organization.

Becoming a Member
CADSTI-NE has a vibrant membership. For residents of the six New England states, we invite you to join CADSTI-NE.  Membership forms and more information can be found at the CADSTI-NE Website. If you are interested in making a contribution of any kind, please contact its President, Dr. Dinah Sah at

CADSTI-NE October 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 CADSTI-NE summer internship program was a tremendous success, serving the highest number of SPISE graduates yet – 15 student interns working at 7 companies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Barbados, Trinidad and Calgary, as well as conducting research in California! You can view the full newsletter by clicking the link below:
CADSTI-NE November 2017 Newsletter

2016 CADSTI-New England Luncheon

The 2016 CADSTI-New England luncheon was held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Cambridge Massachusetts on November 6, 2016. About 38 members were in attendance. Below is a photo of a section of the audience.


CADSTI-NE October 2016 Newsletter

CADSTI-New England’s October Newsletter features five SPISE Caribbean students for whom that organization arranged summer science and engineering internships over the past summer. More information about SPISE can be found here. The five students are past graduates of SPISE and some are now enrolled in universities in the US and the Caribbean. The companies that hosted the interns are also highlighted in the Newsletter. The link below provides the full text of the Newsletter:

CADSTI-NE 2014 in Review

CADSTI-NE made great strides in 2014, including: (a) successfully launching and implementing the SPISE Internship Program, and (b) successfully achieving 501(c)3 corporation status. Read the details here

Caribbean Science Foundation

CARICOM Research Building
UWI Cave Hill Campus
Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies
Telephone: 1-246-417-7493

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Cardinal Warde