Prime Minister's Awards for Scientific Ingenuity

Thank you all for entering the 2015 edition of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity. Stage 1 judging is now underway and you will be subsequently contacted via email for ALL further developments. We received over 400 entries and we wish to congratulate each and every one of you for picking up the challenger to THINK, CREATE & SOLVE. Read More.

Call for Applications

NIHERST is currently receiving applications for the 2015 cycle of the NASA I² programme. The deadline for submission of applications is February 19th, 2015. Internships are scheduled to take place from June 1st to August 7th, 2015 at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California. Read More.

NIHERST S&T Research Database

Are you involved in Research & Development? If so, then NIHERST NEEDS YOU! We are developing a database of S&T research professionals and their projects. This initiative aims to fill the gaps identifi­ed in both public and private sectors by matching local capabilities in S&T and R&D to the areas and applications to which their expertise is best suited. Read more.

Scientific Ingenuity Entrant wins ICGEB scholarship to Bangalore, India

Dr. Varma Rambaran, 2013 entrant to the Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity (PMASI), has been awarded an eight month SMART fellowship to train in nanoparticle related drug delivery at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in India. He plans to bring back this wealth of knowledge to Trinidad and Tobago upon completion. See More.

Tour of the RRS James Cook

Following the implementation of the Seismology in Schools (SIS) Programme in April - May, 2014, Dr. Richard Hobbs, Senior Lecturer of Durham University in the United Kingdom, visited Trinidad on November, 2014. He was preparing for a marine seismic research expedition on-board the Royal Research Ship (RSS) James Cook, which was docked at the Port Authority in Port of Spain, following an expedition from the UK to the Caribbean Sea. During his visit, he offered an invitation to a small group of students from the local secondary schools involved in the SIS programme, to tour the vessel. Read More.

Caribbean Young Professionals Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the second Caribbean Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition "Adding Value to Local Foods". The Finals and AWARD ceremony were successfully staged at the Carlton Savannah Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago from 27th – 29th August 2014. Read More.

Congratulations to CAS President, Dr. Trevor Alleyne

Dr. Trevor Alleyne is among 46 new TWAS Fellows. He was chosen for his work in the area of Biological Systems & Organisms and his research which focused on the Electron Transport Chain Enzyme, cytochrome c oxidaise. For more information, visit the TWAS website.

NIHERST Welcomes Jamaican Partners

On August 18, 2014, NIHERST welcomed four fellows in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) from the Republic of Jamaica, our counterparts in the INVOCAB project. The team visited the NIHERST/NGC National Science Centre on August 19 and 20 for knowledge-sharing on the coordination and organisation of NIHERST summer camps. Read More.

Science Music Video Awards 2014

Science, creativity and musical flair came together once again in NIHERST’s 2014 Science Music Video Competition. A total of $114,000 in prize money was awarded to six finalists, with a first prize of $40,000. Read More.

Meet The Entrepreneur

Patricia is one of the two women who won a prestigious Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) Proof of Concept (PoC) grant, for development of sustainable agri-business paper products. Read Patricia's story.

Made In The Caribbean

Four trainers from the NIHERST/NGC National Science Centre and NIHERST's Innovation Department recently shared their expertise in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, helping to build the innovative and inventive capacity of young people in the island. This activity is part of the Made in the Caribbean Project coordinated by the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST) and implemented by NIHERST. 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.