NIHERST Immerses Caribbean Students into a World of Science and Technology

Engaging presentations, hands-on workshops, eye-opening field trips and one-on-one interaction with leading scientists, as well as experts from business and industry, proved yet again to be a rich and impactful learning experience for students engaged in the Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF) 2016. Over 150 lower six students from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago participated in the week-long residential forum from 31st July – 7th August 2016. Read More

Honouring former Prime Minister Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning.

NIHERST joins the national community in mourning and honouring former Prime Minister Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning. Our condolences to those closest to him and may he have eternal, well-deserved rest. Read More

 Trinidad and Tobago student wins prestigious NIHERST/NASA Internship

Kester Wade of Diego Martin, Trinidad has officially joined a select group of international students to participate in the esteemed NASA International Internship Program (NASA I2). Read More

T&T mourns the passing of leading expert in vector-borne diseases, Professor Dave Chadee

Known to many as “the mosquito man,” Professor Chadee's work positively affected the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the world. Professor Chadee was also one of NIHERST’s honoured icons in science, technology and innovation. He received the Emmanuel Ciprian Amoroso Award for Medical Sciences (gold) in 2013. Professor Chadee passed away on June 21, 2016.
We extend our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Read More

NIHERST honours the life and contribution of one of our icons in science and technology Dr Theodosius Poon-King who passed away on Thursday 30th June 2016.

Our condolences to his friends, family and colleagues. Dr Poon-King is credited for his ground-breaking work on diabetes, the eradication of acute nephritis and the reduction of the high incidence of rheumatic fever in Trinidad. He received several honours for his world-famous research, including Trinidad and Tobago's Chaconia Medal (Gold) in 1975. Read More


Survey of Science in Primary Schools 2015

This survey is the second of its kind to be conducted by NIHERST. It was designed to provide empirical data on the teaching of science in primary schools and has generated essential indicators for comparison with similar studies. Data was compiled on the profile of primary school principals and teachers including teachers’ training needs and difficulties encountered in teaching science. The adequacy and availability of school infrastructure and support systems available for the teaching of primary school science were also addressed in the enquiry. This included access to science education workshops, resource personnel, teaching and assessment methods, equipment and professional literature. Read More


NIHERST congratulates the @IEEE Trinidad & Tobago on its 10th Anniversary and looks forward to continued collaborations on cutting-edge projects

A new milestone was achieved this year with its partnership agreement with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Trinidad and Tobago Section that provides local students, teachers and the public with access to the educational programs, exhibits and materials of the IEEE. The first fruit of this partnership is the donation of the E-Scientia Exhibit, currently being installed at the National Science Centre in D’Abadie. Read More


Dr. Varma Rambaran made Nanoparticles

Dr Varma Rambaran is a Trinbagonian lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering Progamme at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). He recently won an IGCEB SMART Fellowship for his research on alternative treatments for diabetes. Dr Rambaran was also a finalist in the NIHERST’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity 2015. Read More

Trinidadian wins 2015 NASA Ames Honour Award

NIHERST congratulates Jason Renwick on winning a 2015 Ames Honour Award from the NASA Ames Research Centre in California, USA. Renwick is one of four Trinidadian students who participated in the NASA International Internship I². Read More

NIHERST launches 2016 NASA International Internship (I²) Program

At the formal launch of the 2016 program, Mr. Amroodeen Ali, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education expressed his enthusiasm for the program as he delivered the feature address on behalf of the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education. Read More

Students Shine in innovation and volunteerism at NIHERST's COMDESI Awards

Improved research skills, along with innovative, critical and civic-minded thinking, were developed in students from four secondary schools who participated in NIHERST’s 2015 Community-Centred Design and Innovation (COMDESI) programme. Read More

NASA I² Interns Share Their Inspiring Stories

Persons attending the lectures, which took place at the UWI St. Augustine campus, gained insight into the cutting-edge research undertaken by the interns, under the mentorship of top scientists at NASA. Read More