Christmas Workshops

Christmas Workshops

INVOCAB - Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean Symposium

NIHERST hosted a two day Science, Technology and Innovation in Education Symposium on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2017, at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Port of Spain. This event marked the close of the European Union funded INVOCAB project... Read More

Science and Robitcs Club Resumes

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NASA International Internship

The NASA I2 is a 10-week, intensive internship programme that brings together students to undertake research alongside international peers at NASA Ames and be mentored by some of the world’s leading scientists. Over 20 of the nation’s top students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competed for a place in the highly sought-after NASA International Internship (I2) programme, and be the first interns from this region.

For more information about this program contact Darielle Rampersad at 622-2181 ext 1025 /

NIHERST Seismology in Schools Programme Workshops

NIHERST with the support of the UWI Seismic Research Centre hosted a series of annual workshops under the Seismology in Schools Programme - Trinidad and Tobago. There was a total of (8) participating secondary schools nationwide for the 2017 cycle. Read More

ICGEB Arturo Falashi Fellowship Programme

ICGEB offers competitive PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue research studies in a world-class scientific environment... Read More

Get fit for the Climate

Berlin, 06/09/2017: In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse)... Read More

NIHERST Board Installed

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, the NIHERST Board of Governors was installed at a simple ceremony at the Ministry of Education, #5 St Vincent Street. Board members received their instruments of Appointment from The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education... Read More

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

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: For more information, please contact Mrs. Joanne Chin Sang, ICGEB Liaison Officer, International Projects Unit, NIHERST at 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