The 5th annual SPISE (Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering) concluded on August 12th, with 19 graduates comprising the brightest 16-18-year-old students from the Region interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering. The program is intended to nurture and groom the next generation of science and technology leaders and entrepreneurs in the Caribbean, in an effort to assist with the economic issues facing the Region. This year, students from Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago were selected from 48 applicants. The 4-week program was offered by the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and conducted using the facilities of the UWI – Cave Hill. The students were challenged with classes that included university-level calculus, physics, biochemistry, entrepreneurship, Caribbean unity and Mandarin, and hands-on projects in computer programming, under-water robotics and renewable energy/electronics.
To view videos from SPISE presentations click any of the links below