The book launch for the new NIHERST publication “Trinidad and Tobago Icons in Science and Technology Vol. 3” will be held on Wednesday 19th March 2014. This publication is the seventh in a series produced by NIHERST to highlight the achievements of outstanding Caribbean scientists whose work has supported Caribbean development and the advancement of science. This issue will feature the biographical profiles of seventeen (17) Trinidad and Tobago scientists who were honoured at the 2012 Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology.
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/March, 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