The Caribbean

Trinbagonian researcher wins a prestigious award for helping reduce prostate cancer deaths in Trinidad and Tobago

For decades, cancer has robbed many of the moments spent with their loved ones and friends. There is a worldwide race against time to come up with better treatments, a cure, and improved diagnostic methods for this dreadful disease. Trinidad and Tobago’s very own, Dr. Michelle King-Okoye (pictured above holding the award), is one of …

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Tiffani Donald, a Grenadian Civil Engineering student, is determined to make a difference

Perhaps 20 or 30 years ago when asked about a future career path, most Caribbean students would express the desire to become a medical doctor, lawyer, or an accountant. Today more students are venturing out to waters that were once uncharted. Women were especially less in numbers when it comes to the community of Caribbean …

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Visionary Guyanese Educator Aims to Disrupt Traditional Teaching Methods with Math Board Game

It’s not surprising that just about anyone can appreciate STEM – you don’t need a STEM degree to make a valuable contribution to the world of STEM. Mr. Clyde Pestano, a visionary Guyanese teacher residing in Canada, is a testament to this. Coming from a social science background, Mr. Pestano is on a mission to …

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Meet Dr. Liselle Joseph, the first woman from the Eastern Caribbean to earn a PhD in aerospace engineering

“You should reflect on your true interests before making any career decisions.” These are words of wisdom shared by Dr. Liselle Joseph, the first woman from the eastern Caribbean to obtain a postdoctoral degree in aerospace engineering; a specialized mechanical engineering field. This type of engineering is arguably one of the most fascinating fields of …

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Meet Wani Morgan, 2019 Winner of Taiwan’s “Nobel Prize” in Machinery

From Belmopan, Belize, to Taiwan, one of the largest developers of science and technology: this is Wani’s journey to becoming a mechanical engineer and winning the HIWIN Thesis Award in Taiwan, which included a cash prize of over 30,000 USD. After graduating in 2011 from the Belmopan Comprehensive High School, Wani completed an Associate’s degree …

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Young Trinbagonian Has Eyes Set on Engineering and Business: Two Important Fields

Before moving to New York, Gervais graduated from the Couva Government Secondary School. In primary school he was sneered at by his teachers and classmates because he “passed for a government school.” He has since overcome many challenges and received a world class education and is currently in the penultimate semester of a Master of …

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Young Trinbagonian Advocate’s Adventure in Brazil and Engagement In An Important Conversation: Biodiversity

Programming and engineering may be the talk of the town, but it is critical that we have conversations about our environment and how we can ensure its protection. Biodiversity is an essential part of a sustainable environment and young people around the world have committed their time to advocacy and working towards ensuring biodiversity is …

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Getting paid for sharing your passion on social media

Last month the winners of the inaugural #ILoveSTEM social media competition were announced. Each winner shared why they love STEM with their friends on social media, and earned cash in return. Their posts received the most positive feedback and engagement from friends and followers when compared to the posts of other participants. This competition was …

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This Antiguan national did it all and graduated with two engineering degrees.

Caribbean students, both within the region and the diaspora, are continuously making strides in their academic endeavors. One such Caribbean national is Thea Davis, who graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering. She also attended graduate school and obtained a Master of Chemical Engineering. Thea hails from Cassada Gardens in the …

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