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
Program for Mobility and Training of Engineers in the Americas
The OAS and partners launched the Program for Mobility and Training of Engineers in the Americas - FINAM, in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 8-9, 2014.The deadline for project submission for this year is November 3rd,2014. 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
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.