Partial Solar Eclipse Visibility at NIHERST National Science Centre (NSC)

Explore the sky through high powered telescopes, planetarium shows and other activities.
Date: Monday 21st August 2017
Time: 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Admission Fee:
Under 3 years- free
3-12 years- $15
13- over -$30
Telescope viewings as subject to weather condition*

Public Lectures

First ICGEB Early Career Grant Winner in T&T

Dr. Rajini Haraksingh is a Human Geneticist and Lecturer in Biotechnology in the Dept. of Life Sciences at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. In 2013, she was awarded a Junior Scientist Award from NIHERST for her research on human genomic variation and she was recently awarded an ICGEB Early Career Return Grant over the next three years to investigate the underlying genetics of Diabetes in the Trinidad and Tobago population. Read More

NYSC 2017 delegates off to the U.S.

The Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with NIHERST is pleased to announce that Cheziah Phillip of Toco Secondary School and Ricardo Ramlogan of Iere High School have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in Trinidad & Tobago. Read More

FIRST LEGO League Open For Registration

On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICSSM season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Students to Join Top Minds at NASA

Alyssa Mike of San Fernando and Valmiki Ramroop of Cunupia are about to engage in cutting-edge research under the mentorship of top minds at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California, USA. Mike and Ramroop are now part of a select group of international students to participate in the esteemed NASA International Internship Program (NASA I2). Read More

Local ICT Workshops and Girls’ Hackathon

In honour of International Girls in ICT Day, NIHERST hosted 108 female students for a series of information and communication technology (ICT) workshops and a hackathon. Read More

Trinidad and Tobago pioneers with FIRST® LEGO® League

The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), with the support of the Ministry of Education and 2016/2017 social investment partner Shell Trinidad Ltd., has made history for this nation. Trinidad and Tobago has blazed a trail as the first country in the English speaking Caribbean to host the global FIRST ® LEGO ® League programme, and it’s National Championship. Read More

The Call for the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Research Grants 2017 is now open. Applicants holding positions at Universities or Research Institutes within Trinidad and Tobago are invited to submit proposals, as per guidelines found at: http://www.icgeb.org/research-grants.html For more information, please contact Mrs. Joanne Chin Sang, ICGEB Liaison Officer, International Projects Unit, NIHERST at joanne.chinsang@niherst.gov.tt or 622-7505 ext. 3305

Local Student Seismologists Capture Earthquake Readings Earthquakes, Not Hurricanes, Likely To be Largest Disaster Faced by T&T

Arima North Secondary School, one of seven schools participating in the Seismology in Schools (SIS) programme, has captured seismic readings at their school after last evening’s 6.2 magnitude earthquake, and the 4.4 and 4.9 aftershocks that followed. Read More