Prime Minister's Awards for Scientific Ingenuity

The PM Awards are back, this time with TTD 1,500,000 in prizes. Deadline for submission is 5th December, 2014. 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.

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.

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.

UWI students win NASA scholarships

Two Trinidadian students from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus won prestigious scholarships to participate in a four month internship program at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California beginning September 2. Jason Renwick, 19 from Santa Cruz and Stefan Hosein, 21 from Chaguanas, were awarded the internships, following a rigorous competition which included more than 20 of the nation’s brightest local students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read More.


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.

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 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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