Event Date(s): 17/10/2012 - 19/10/2012
Location: University College of the Cayman Islands
The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), in collaboration with The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus, Caribbean Institute of Astronomy (CARINA), the Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, Training and Employment and the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society (CIAS), is staging a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Conference, dubbed STEM Carib 2012, from 17th-19th October, 2012, at the UCCI Campus.
The first of its kind to be offered in the Cayman Islands, STEM Carib 2012 seeks to engage educators, students and professionals in a meaningful learning environment, in discussion about current trends in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The event will also serve as a venue for experts to share insights and knowledge in the hope of making advances in the country and the region.
“We believe that the challenges of the 21st century are those that can be solved by science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Hence, there is a need for renewed focus on these subject areas as a way into the future,” said Mr. Roy Bodden, JP, UCCI President.
Planning Committee member Dr. Bill Hrudey expressed that this is an exciting event that the island can look forward to this fall. “Following the establishment of an observatory and a successful teachers’ astronomy workshop in the first quarter of 2012, we are now ready to embark on this new project towards numerous other scientific disciplines. STEM Carib 2012 is one that will be of interest to local and regional academic communities, students of all ages, professionals in related industries, hobbyists as well as the general public,” he said.
For further info please contact UWI planning committee member, Dr. Shirin Haque at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Shirin Haque