Barbadian-born, MIT-trained Professor lauds CXC at 2014 Sagicor Visionaries Challenge

The acronym STEM represents Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

The acronym STEM represents Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

Sagicor Life, The Caribbean Science Foundation and the Caribbean Examinations Council teamed up for┬áthe 2nd Annual Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. At this event, a key educator praised the Caribbean Examinations Council for its methods of cultivating the skills of future scientists and mathematicians, but there is still room for further development…

Minister of Education, Science & Technology - Ronald Jones gave the feature address.

Minister of Education, Science & Technology – Ronald Jones gave the feature address.

Dr. Cardinal Warde, Professor Electrical Engineering, Interim Executive Director, Caribbean Science Foundation sees a need for both Secondary and high School students to foster their Essay skills when seeking admission to tertiary institutions, and parents need to encourage youngsters when they feel disheartened – if more parents would disourage their children from surrendering Maths or Physics or Biology then the region would become popular for another reason {PLEASE CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Professor Warde‘s NAME}

The way the Director sees it, upon entering the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge this will create a chance to design a sustainable solution to a problem facing various schools or communities. Seizing the opportunity can lead to the ultimate – becoming a regional champion of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge.

The Visionaries Challenge encourages secondary and high school students to develop effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing them. Entries are first evaluated and judged at the national level in each of the Challenge Countries, with the winning school in each country moving on to the regional competition. Representatives of national school winners and their respective teachers will also participate in a 7-day, all-expenses STEM Ambassador Programme to Florida.

The Visionaries Challenge encourages secondary and high school students to develop effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing them. Entries are first evaluated and judged at the national level in each of the Challenge Countries, with the winning school in each country moving on to the regional competition. Representatives of national school winners and their respective teachers will also participate in a 7-day, all-expenses STEM Ambassador Programme to Florida.

Students in Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Hillsborough County – Tampa, Florida, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to submit entries when this year’s competition opens in September 2014. National competitions will take place in November 2014 and one representative from each winning team will travel to Tampa, Florida for the S.T.E.M. Ambassador Programme in July 2015. But Professor Warde sees creative writing as just as critical as science or arithmetic, he urged students to ensure their skills went beyond par {PLEASE CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Professor Warde‘s NAME}

Secondary and high School students entering the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge have the chance to design a sustainable solution to a problem facing their school or community. Professor Warde reminded parents that many scientists did not get success immediately and only through persistence even despite imminent failure did they realise their true potential {PLEASE CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO – SMARTPHONE OR TABLET USERS, PLEASE CLICK ON Professor Warde‘s NAME}

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