On February 6th 2014, NIHERST entered into a participatory initiative with the Scientific Research Council (SRC) in Jamaica entitled “Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean” (INVOCAB). The project aims to contribute towards improving the levels of innovation in the Caribbean by building and strengthening capacities in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Read More.

Call for Nominations - 2014 Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology

Trinidad and Tobago has nurtured many sons and daughters who have left their mark in science and technology to the benefit of peoples in the Caribbean and around the world. For many, their contributions have gone unrecognised and unrecorded. The NIHERST Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology seek to recognise and reward nationals for outstanding achievements in science and technology, to provide positive role models for our youth to emulate, and to record our scientific heritage. In 2014, NIHERST together with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Caribbean Academy of Science (CAS) will present the 3rd instalment of these awards. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Thursday 31st July 2014. Read more

Delegates to 2014 National Youth Science Camp

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the selection of two outstanding students from Trinidad and Tobago –Alyssa Mike and Lisa Thomas – as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, USA. Selections were made in coordination with the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST). Read More.

Caribbean Youth Science Forum 2014

NIHERST's Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF) is a leading educational programme for nurturing young scientists and engineers in the region. Held annually during the August vacation period, the forum targets lower sixth form science students who participate in an intensive week of activities. This year the event will take place from August 3 - 10 a the UWI, St. Augustine Campus. Read More

Caribbean Young Professionals Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition

CTA, in collaboration with CCST, CARDI, The UWI, Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited and the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, launched the second Caribbean Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition in October 2013. The main objective of this competition is to encourage the use of ICTs by young professionals in improving the environment for agricultural science and innovation in the Caribbean region. Sixty (60) teams were shortlisted to move on to the second round of the competition and participate in a training workshop held in Trinidad and Tobago from 7th-11th April 2014. Read More

Seismology in Schools - Trinidad & Tobago

NIHERST has initiated a new science education programme, Seismology in Schools, targeting students from forms three to six. Aimed at fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for geophysics, the programme will introduce practical seismology activities that show the application of theories and principles taught in the physics, mathematics and geography secondary school curricula. Such activities include the use of seismometers and data recording software to track, monitor and analyse earthquakes around the world. The project was officially launched on 7th April 2014. Read More

Book Launch

The book launch for the new NIHERST publication “Trinidad and Tobago Icons in Science and Technology Vol. 3” was held on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
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Survey of Secondary School Middle Form Students, 2014

The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) is conducting a survey of students in the middle forms of secondary schools during the period February - May, 2014. Read More