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

2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize in Biological Sciences.

TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. The Prize, sponsored by Lenovo has been established to give international recognition and visibility to outstanding scientific achievements made by scientists living and working in the developing countries. In 2014 the prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Biological Sciences. The prize carries a USD 100,000 monetary award and medal. The deadline for receiving nominations is 22 May 2014, the United Nations' International Day for Biological Diversity. Further details on eligibility criteria and submission procedure are available online at where the nomination form can also be downloaded. For additional information, please contact: . Please note that the deadline of receiving nominations is 22 May 2014.

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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NYSC Scholarships

NIHERST takes this opportunity to thank the students and schools that submitted applications for the award of US government scholarships to participate in the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia from June 25 to July 19, 2014. This year, the winners are Alyssa Victoria Mike of St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando and Lisa Cindy Thomas of Naparima Girls’ High School. Read More

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

Fyzabad Community Science Week

Fyzabad was the country’s science hot spot during the first week of February. Over 5000 residents were fired up learning about science and technology through the hands-on, innovative ways NIHERST created using its signature recipe for informal science education. Read More

Caribbean Young Professionals Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition

CTA, CCST, CARDI, the UWI, and TTFC launched the second Caribbean-wide science and agriculture video competition, targeting young professionals. The launch highlighted the results of a survey of Caribbean people on local foods; showcased the winner of the first Caribbean-wide competition and how this has benefited him and the second competition theme, and schedule of events were also unveiled. Read More

Prime Minister's Awards for Scientific Ingenuity

At an awards ceremony, held on 4 January at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, 65 Trinidad and Tobago nationals from all walks of life were recognised for their creativity using scientific knowledge and the application of technology to innovate, invent and solve problems. Read More

Electronics and Robotics Workshops

NIHERST’s Creative Design Lab will be conducting a series of Electronics and Robotics workshops at Secondary Schools in South Trinidad from January to April 2014. The 1-day Electronics workshops will cover topics such as Electricity and Electronics, Physics of the Atom, and Power Generation and Distribution. Students will also learn how to build their own light bulb. During the 1-day Robotics workshops, students will get hands-on experience in building and programming their own robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics kits.

NIHERST Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology

The Awards Ceremony for the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology was held on Saturday 23rd November 2013. Eighteen trailblazers were honoured by NIHERST in association with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences. The Awardees received a medal and will be profiled in the NIHERST publication series entitled Trinidad and Tobago Icons in Science, Technology & Innovation. Read More