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Tag Archives: maths

  1. Caribbean Science Foundation Coding Camp begins 6th January 2018

    The Caribbean Science Foundation is excited to inform you that it will launch the pilot of its Computer Coding Camps in Barbados, with the first meeting of the Camp scheduled for Saturday January 6, 2018.  The sponsors of the Camp are Scotiabank, and the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS. Total […]

    November 14, 2017EducationNo comments
  2. Empowering Girls In Technology

    This coming Thursday 27th April as we celebrate the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) ‘Girls in ICT Day‘, girls and young women across three Caribbean islands are being encouraged to be ‘bold for change’, which was the theme for International Women’s Day. This ‘Day’ is really a move to empower girls from innovation to impact and as […]

    April 24, 2017Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. GIFTED (Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer & Chris Evans, 2017)

    Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to […]

    November 20, 2016Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. U.S. Embassy presents “Adventures in STEM”

    As part of its commitment to promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown was pleased to host Dr. Cardinal Warde, professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for two engagements with teachers and students on Barbados on July 26. The events, […]

    August 2, 2016EducationNo comments
  5. Former MP lashes Barbados’ Education System

    No one should feel bad at failing a subject since they tried, but the teacher should be shamed – this stern assessment by a one-time Trade Unionist and now Barbadian envoy to Caricom, Robert “Bobby” Morris. The former Parliamentarian is of the view that a fully structured region can map out their vacancies in respective […]

    October 25, 2015EducationNo comments
  6. SPISE, CSF’s Flagship Regional STEM Program, Concludes

    SPISE (Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering) is offered for 4 weeks each summer by the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) to the brightest 16-18 year old students interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering. This year, 18 students from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. […]

    August 24, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  7. A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND – (Asa “Ender’s Game” Butterfield: 2015)

    Teenage math prodigy Nathan struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie. In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And when Nathan is taken under the wing of an unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship. Eventually, Nathan’s […]

    July 30, 2015Cinema, Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. STEM pioneer: Science education should be compulsory for young students

    A pioneer in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field believes that science education is so important to the future of Barbados that it should be compulsory for youngsters. Professor Warde, the inventor of 12 patents and a professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is reviewing the current situation in […]

    July 19, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) Fundraising luncheon on Sunday 5th July

    Each summer the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) offers the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) to the most gifted 16 and 17 year old Caribbean students who are interested in pursuing careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. The goal of SPISE is to groom these youngsters to become […]

    June 21, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. U.S. Embassy Underscores STEM Education with the NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Launch

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS underscored its commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math STEM education. On March 12, Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Yolonda Kerney was on location at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida to witness the launch of NASA’s groundbreaking MMS launch. While there, she interacted […]

    March 22, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. JIVING AROUND WITH 2015 – A STONE’S THROW AWAY? COURTESY: NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON

    When one meets Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the first apparent thing is his HEIGHT. I would safely say he’s 6’3″ at least (I’m 5’11¾” so that’s 4 inches of difference). Yet when one sees him chatting you don’t get that impression, he’s the opposite of Tina Turner – she’s like 5’3″ and you feel she’s 6’2″, […]

    December 31, 2014Review, TechnologyNo comments
  12. MORE INTEREST EXPECTED IN STEM: PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY SAYS EDUCATION IS WAY FORWARD, PRAISES SAGICOR VISIONARIES

    There is an increasing awareness about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), in this country. Linking this Sagicor Visionaries Challenge to the recent Sir Clifford Husbands Agricultural Competition, won by Darryl Jordan Secondary School; the inaugural summer camp of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), as well as the annual camp of the National Council on […]

    December 10, 2014Education, ReviewNo comments
  13. Sagicor Visionaries 2014: Caribbean Science Foundation & Kolij

    CSF’s Lois Oliver is the Astronaut while Harrison College’s Stefano Chance is the spaceship, LOL!

    December 7, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. Sagicor Visionaries Winners: Most Creative & Innovative

    Most Creative and Innovative – Harrison College “Traffic Monitoring and Alert“

    December 7, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. Sagicor Visionaries Winners: Best Use of STEM? In Deo Fides!

    Best Use of Science Technology Engineering and Maths – Harrison College “Daytime Lighting System“

    December 7, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Star Talk at 2 Mile Hill: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, FREE? Why weren’t you there?

    As a famous astrophysicist and science communicator, Dr. Tyson often appears at numerous events, and on talk shows to share his perspective on all things science. http://youtu.be/1p6fTDGLHGQ

    November 22, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. FREE Star Talk at 2 Mile Hill: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, were you there?

    The question of the night came from a popular local comedian (regular Emcee at Anime Kon) who asked Dr Tyson if the Caribbean should make rockets fuelled by Rum? 😀

    November 22, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. FREE Star Talk at 2 Mile Hill from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was in Barbados!

    So the astrophysicist looks at us and asks if we want an action shot, he then says “Dig This,” and proceeds to compare ties with Dr Larry Palmer (US Ambassador for B’dos & Eastern C’bean) who was just as surprised as we were, LOL!  

    November 22, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was in Barbados & gave FREE Star Talk at 2 Mile Hill

    Public Affairs Officer Yolonda Kearney‘s son was very prepared – he arrived in full mini-NASA regalia and stood next to the tall Libran as he posed his question on NASA…

    November 22, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson came to Barbados & delivered a FREE Star Talk at 2 Mile Hill

    Education Minister Ronald Jones (2nd from Right) was there, this was mere moments before the speech unfolded…

    November 22, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. High praise for NorthGate winners at Cubes in Space Awards

    A former NASA astronaut, the Minister of Education and the Canadian High Commissioner were among several high-profile voices to praise Northgate College at the award ceremony for the global Cubes in Space programme. Cubes in Space is an international contest in which teams of secondary school students compete by developing science, technology, engineering or mathematics-based […]

    September 30, 2014EducationNo comments
  22. JCI Barbados help next set of 11-Plus students with free maths tutorials

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has come joined forces with an organisation of emerging leaders seeking to effect positive change within the Barbadian community. The bank has responded to a request from JCI Barbados for assistance in replacing crucial items destroyed in a fire last year at the Government Hill Nursery School. Monies will also go […]

    September 21, 2014EducationNo comments
  23. Enter the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge! Win a trip to NASA Headquarters (CLICK FOR BIGGER)

    Enter the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge! Win a trip to NASA Headquarters – Enter NOW!

    September 19, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. Sagicor Search is on for Young Visionaries: Any Barbadian teens want to visit NASA?

    The search is on for young visionaries who can help build a brighter future by showcasing ideas which can help their communities. The call for innovative thinking from the region’s young minds follows the recent launch of the 2014 Sagicor Visionaries Challenge in countries including Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Dominica and Belize. Sagicor is encouraging […]

    August 12, 2014EducationNo comments
  25. As a former CXC Registrar urges Bajans to get into Agriculture, TV Series inspire Belizean student for Science: Benefits of SPISE 2014 by Caribbean Science Foundation

    There are 22 students from across the region (four are Bajan) along with various experts are in Barbados for next few weeks developing skills to create a new wave of entrepreneurship through scientific creativity. Accelerating education reform that supports technology-based entrepreneurship – by promoting and funding programs that: 1. Focus on the STEM disciplines. 2. Business & entrepreneurship training. […]

    August 3, 2014EducationNo comments