The Caribbean Science Foundation has teamed up with Sagicor and the Caribbean Examinations Council to hold sensitization workshops throughout the region on Sagicor’s Visionary Challenge for high school students that live in the Caribbean. The idea behind the workshops is encourage competing students to come up with ideas to make their school or community more sustainable, using science, technology, engineering or math. Leading the charge for the Caribbean Science Foundation is Maya Trotz, and she says in this annual competition, anything goes.
Meanwhile the Caribbean Science Foundation also has a program called SPISE, a student program for integration in science and engineering and it’s a summer program held this year in Belize. In the recent program, Belize Telemedia sponsored a student. Ten students from six countries took part in the program, but the plan is to double that number for next year.