NASA I² Interns Share Their Inspiring Stories

Persons attending the lectures, which took place at the UWI St. Augustine campus, gained insight into the cutting-edge research undertaken by the interns, under the mentorship of top scientists at NASA. Read More

NASA I² Intern Report, Asha Williams, Summer 2015

For the 2015 NASA I2 Internship Program, I was selected to work in Dr. John Hogan's laboratory on a Human Nutrient Production in Space (Bio-Nutrients) Project involving R&D in advanced microbial strategies for the production of nutrients within crewed spacecraft and habitats. Long-term space missions encounter the hurdle of substantial degradation of certain nutrients in food and supplements with time, potentially resulting in nutrient deficiency and serious health problems. Read More

NASA I² Intern Report, Jason Renwick, Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

During the internship, I was exposed to an extremely professional work environment. In order to adapt, an exceedingly high level of work ethic was required. To achieve this remarkable work ethic, I adopted a keen sense of discipline and time management. By demonstrating that I was dependable, had an earnest willingness to learn as well as the ability to adapt to the professional environment and their work culture, my supervisors were prepared to give me increased responsibilities which led to my being invited to return in Spring 2015 for a second internship. Read More

NASA I² Intern Report, Stefan Hosein, Fall 2014 & Summer 2015

The NASA experience was definitely a rewarding one, there was never an insipid moment. From the sheer magnitude of the size of NASA to the intriguing and minuscule creatures called microbial mats, there was always something going on at NASA. I was lucky enough to: get my first set of work put up on NASA’s website; meet the director of the NASA Ames Research Center; attend an open house where NASA was open to the public for a day and every department showed off their research; sit in at Carnegie Mellon’s University’s (CMU) Machine Learning meetings. Read More


The Government of Trinidad and Tobago recently agreed to tap into the benefits of research collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American Caribbean States (CELAC) through this country’s participation in the EU-CELAC Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation (JIRI) and the ERANet-LAC Project. Read More


The EU funded project, INVOCAB, was created to improve teachers’ capacities in science education as well as to implement an innovation framework in selected schools in the Caribbean. The project intends to strengthen students’ math and science capabilities at the primary and secondary school levels as well as to change students’ attitudes and dispositions towards science. Read More

NIHERST and the Ministry of Science and Technology ask

"What if?"

NIHERST and the Ministry of Science and Technology are asking the nation, “What If? What if you could take your children to a land of imagination and learning? What if you could do research in a world-class scientific environment, or experience space in a completely new way?” All this and more will be possible at NIHERST Science City, currently under construction. Read More

NIHERST Rewards Creativity in Science and Technology

A device that stabilises the voltage in batteries even through power outages, a biosensor for detecting thyroid disorders, and a solar-powered air-conditioning unit were among the prize-winning entries at this year's Prime Minister's Awards for Scientific Ingenuity. The award ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad where 101 citizens were recognised for their innovative use of science and technology in inventing devices and creating solutions to problems. Read More