Biennial Regional Conference and Expo 2019

Chemical Science, Technology and Industry

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus warmly invites you to its Biennial Regional Conference and EXPO on Chemical Science, Technology and Industry. The conference will be held at the UWI St. Augustine campus May 22 – 24, 2019 as an activity of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) Week 2019. The theme “Chemistry and Chemical Technology for a Sustainable Development of the Caribbean” underscores the main objective of the Conference and EXPO to demonstrate applications of Chemical Sciences as drivers for innovation and technology development.

It will gather local, regional and international technologists, researchers, chemical/biomedical engineers,
technocrats, policy makers and students. It will discuss the latest research, innovation and applications of the chemical-related sciences being conducted regionally within the global context and sensitize the wider public on these as enablers of sustainable economic development of the Caribbean. The programme will feature distinguished plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations. Abstract submissions are now open for the oral and poster presentations.


Registration for the Conference can be done by Email (, or at
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Important Dates

  • 31 March 2019: Deadline for oral abstract submission
  • 31 March 2019: Deadline for poster abstract submission
  • 26 March 2019: Early bird registration deadline


To Prospective Students



Chemistry Student Support systems ensures that our students strive at UWI STA.

The study of chemistry will equip you with the knowledge and skills that will enable you to better understand the developments taking place in the world around you and to see the place of the chemist in it all. Chemists are in the forefront of the development of:

  1. new materials for household and industrial use, e.g. for clothes and household items, buildings, aircraft and electronic devices.
  2. new and safer drugs, and
  3. new industrial catalysts and processes for producing needed raw materials.

Chemists are also involved in research to better understand the most fundamental life processes e.g. photosynthesis, assist in the detection of crime and be actively involved in developing methods to clean up the environment. Chemistry, therefore, offers to those who pursue its study, rewarding careers in industry, research, business, education and environmental and forensic science. Interestingly, the nature of the intellectual training and development provided by this unique discipline finds our graduates able to excel in fields seemingly far removed from chemistry, such as accounting, banking and management.

For some of you, your study of chemistry will provide the gateway to careers in other fields such as medicine, engineering and biology. You can be certain that your training in chemistry will serve you in good stead in your career.

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