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

Launch of the Sectoral Innovation Mapping (SIM) of the Software & Web Development Industries in T&T

NIHERST embarks on the conduct of the sectoral innovation mapping (SIM) studies targeting priority sectors and launched the SIM findings of the Software & Web Development Industries in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday 16th November, 2016. This follows on the heels of the launch of SIM findings in the Animation Industry and Energy Services Sector Read More

Launch of FIRST LEGO League Trinidad and Tobago

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, NIHERST under the auspices of the Honourable Minister of Education, Mr. Anthony Garcia of the Ministry of Education, will launch FIRST LEGO League Trinidad and Tobago. A powerful programme aimed at engaging children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology, FIRST LEGO League has a presence in 80 countries. Read More

Trinidad and Jamaica Award Student Innovators and Problem-Solvers

On Friday 18th November 2016, local students from six primary and four secondary schools, will present working prototypes and be recognised for their application of scientific knowledge and technological solutions toward improving the conditions of their school or community in two critical areas: (1) energy access and efficiency; and (2) agriculture and food security, as the Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean (INVOCAB) project nears its completion. Read More

2017 NIHERST/NASA International Internship I² Program Launch

The 2017 internship will take place from 5th June – 11th August 2017. Applications close on 31st December 2016. Go to niherst.gov.tt for the list of research areas, application forms and other relevant information. Read More

NIHERST honours Joycelyn Lee Young, outgoing President (Acting) and Registrar

After 30 years of dedicated and loyal service, Ms Joycelyn Lee Young has retired. The NIHERST family and the Lee Young family wish to express heartfelt gratitude to colleagues, well-wishers and all who have contributed to her career, and to NIHERST.

Launch of FIRST LEGO League

NIHERST is the operational partner in T&T, charged with the design, delivery and management of the FIRST LEGO League programme locally by LEGO Education. FIRST LEGO League is a global program created to get kids excited about science and technology. Geared toward ages 9 to 16 (ages vary by country of participation), the program utilizes theme-based challenges to engage children in research, problem solving, and engineering. The cornerstones of the program are its core values, which emphasize contributions of others, friendly competition, learning, and community involvement. Read More

Seismology in Schools 2016 Workshops

In September 2016, workshops took place at various schools throughout Trinidad & Tobago: Arima North Secondary, ASJA Girls' College, Iere High School, Couva East Secondary, St. Stephen's College Signal Hill Secondary School. Also launched at the workshop was their competition 'Shake Squad: Mission 1'. Winner to be announced in December 2016. Find out more at www.facebook.com/sistrinidadandtobago 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

2016 NASA intern Kester Wade of T&T delivers public lecture

Kester Wade, 2016 intern, NIHERST/NASA International Internship I² Program delivered his public lectures on 1st September 2016. At 4:30 p.m. he spoke on Advanced Life Support: Developing a Recycling System to Ensure Access to Potable Water Aboard the International Space Station. At 5:30 p.m. he spoke on Life in Silicon Valley at the NASA Ames Research Centre, Mountain View, California.

A Vacation from the Ordinary, Local Students enjoy the Best of Leading-Edge Science at NIHERST

Now in their 18th consecutive year, NIHERST’s annual vacation camps engaged over 1,200 young minds over the July/August period in 2016. A creative and scientific experience for children ages 5 - 17, the camps explored a range of contemporary topics in science, technology and innovation, and were held across the country in Port-of-Spain, Preysal, San Fernando and at the NIHERST/NGC National Science Centre in D’Abadie. Read More