October 19, 2019

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For more than seven hours on Friday, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch completed the first all-female spacewalk. This spacewalk was the 221st at the International Space Station since December 1998.

October 8, 2019

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On September 21, Guyana's local chapter of the Global Developers Circle (DevC) from Facebook was launched. This momentous event brought together attendees from Trifinity Solutions, the local community partner, and key organizations and companies in Guyana's tech space including..

September 24, 2019

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Biotechnology is an important emerging industry that focuses on finding innovative ways to not only combat rare diseases from spreading but additionally increase the production of natural resources..

August 7, 2019

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After participating in Grenadian STEAM’s Student Project Competition 2019, several Grenadian students, in a ceremony last month, presented promising solutions to issues their country is currently facing.

August 6, 2019

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Former Jamaican athlete, Ricardo Chambers, has managed to transition from a decorated track and field career to an exciting career involving advancing technologies with his own business, Chambers Hydro Farm.

July 10, 2019

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Inside an eco-friendly music studio in Atlanta, Georgia, you can find Stefan “The Scientist” Moss concocting rich musical sounds and writing songs when he’s not teaching environmental science at Georgia State University. Stefan started his journey in music as a young boy and has been an avid lover of science and the environment.

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Exciting opportunities, news, facts, stories, and advancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in the Caribbean region and the World.

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Have you ever seen a shooting star? Look out for one of the most mind-blowing events in the night sky this year on Monday and Tuesday this week. 🌌🌠

The Orionid meteors are leftover comet particles which originate from Halley's Comet and interact with our atmosphere. They travel at about 148,000 miles per hour. The Orionid meteor shower is active from October 2 to November 7 this year and peaks around mid-October every year. The best time to see this shower is right before dawn when the moon's bright light is not disrupting the view.

Halley's Comet or Comet Halley is visible from Earth once every 75-76 years. Observers last saw this comet from Earth in 1986. It's expected to be visible again in 2061.

📷: Prokhor Minin
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For more than seven hours on Friday, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. This spacewalk was the 221st at the International Space Station since December 1998. The history-making team officially began the excursion at around 7:38 a.m. eastern standard time, completed the spacewalk in the afternoon, and was even able to perform some additional tasks for future spacewalks. Nasa astronaut Stephanie Wilson communicated with and guided the two women from Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
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STEM Caribbean
Applications are open for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship! The deadline to apply is 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020. This date is determined by the course you are applying for.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

For 2020 entry, Gates Cambridge will offer 80 full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

To apply you must be

-a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom

-applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:
PhD

MSc/MLitt

One year postgraduate course (with some exceptions)

The selection criteria are:

-outstanding intellectual ability

-reasons for choice of course

-a commitment to improving the lives of others

-leadership potential

Visit www.gatescambridge.org to learn more about how to apply!
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If you're in Georgetown, Guyana, you're invited to join the celebration of Open Source Software at Hacktoberfest 2019 - Georgetown! Come to the University of Guyana, this Tuesday, October 15, at 5 pm, and learn how to use and contribute to Open Source Software, and of course, savour some tasty treats while learning.

This event is organised by Facebook Developer Circle Georgetown in collaboration with its local community partners such as Trifinity Solutions, Firelinkx, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, Future Guyana Project, the University of Guyana's Computer Science Department and Social Enterprise and Administration Initiatives.

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV.

Visit www.stemcaribbean.com/hacktoberfest2019georgetown for more information on the event!
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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce the 8th annual Science Without Borders® Challenge. The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The Science Without Borders® Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The theme for the 2020 Science without Borders® Challenge is "Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs." Winners of the Science without Borders® Challenge will be publicly announced.

The deadline to enter the 2020 Science without Borders® Challenge is Monday, April 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
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Are you a Caribbean national between the ages of 18 and 34? Do you have an innovative water-related project idea? Here's your chance to win seed funding of 4,000 euros to advance your idea! The deadline to apply is next Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Click the link to learn more!