World Water Day 2015- Water and Sustainable Development

March 22nd marked the United Nations World Water Day 2015 which is aimed at raising awareness around global issues affecting water supply and water resource management. This year’s theme of Water and Sustainable Development, speaks to the need for greater effort towards sustainable water practices in ensuring the delivery of safe, clean water for all. Read More.

INVOCAB Launches in Trinidad and Tobago

On Wednesday 25 February, NIHERST launched the Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean (INVOCAB) Project at the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre, Couva. The aim of the project is to promote Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in primary and secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, with the ultimate goal of developing critical and innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities in schoolchildren. Read More.

Interest in NASA I2 Programme takes off!

Life-changing. Transformative. Inspiring. These were some of the words used by returning students, Stefan Hosein and Jason Renwick, to describe their experiences on NASA’s International Internship (I2) Programme. Read More.

Ode to Dreams

In a night of reflection and fond reminiscence at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday 17th January, NIHERST celebrated its 30th anniversary and also bid farewell to outgoing President, Maureen Manchouck. Read More.

NIHERST Gives Water-Scarce Communities Access to a Safer/Cleaner Supply

Communities in Guaico, Biche and Lopinot are the latest to benefit from a NIHERST project that blends new technologies with traditional habits for harvesting rainwater. Read More.

NIHERST S&T Research Database

Are you involved in Research & Development? If so, then NIHERST NEEDS YOU! We are developing a database of S&T research professionals and their projects. This initiative aims to fill the gaps identified in both public and private sectors by matching local capabilities in S&T and R&D to the areas and applications to which their expertise is best suited. Read more.

2015 OAS-CONACYT-AMEXCID Scholarships

CONACYT of Mexico is about to start the 2015 Cycle for Scholarships OAS-CONACYT-AMEXCID. The program has provided support to around 400 master and PhD students from 20 countries in the Americas. CONACYT's program to facilitate exchanges in technical education between Mexico-Brazil is now available for other interested member states and partners. CONACYT also gives support to Mexican students of graduate studies to carry out practical training stays or programs between for up to 6 months for a masters and 12 months for PhD anywhere in the Americas. For more information, please visit their website:


The INVOCAB team from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago travelled to Dresden, Germany to observe the running of their Global Innovation week and to share knowledge in the fields of science education, innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of Trinidad & Tobago. Read More.

The Caribbean’s best science festival: NIHERST’s Sci-TechKnoFest

For the past thirty years, The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), Trinidad and Tobago, has been a pioneering force in science popularization both locally and regionally. The biennial NIHERST Sci-TechKnoFest is the Caribbean’s premier science festival, having hosted seven large-scale events catering to tens of thousands of patrons each. Read More.

Prime Minister's Awards for Scientific Ingenuity

Thank you all for entering the 2015 edition of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity. Stage 1 judging is now underway and you will be subsequently contacted via email for ALL further developments. We received over 400 entries and we wish to congratulate each and every one of you for picking up the challenger to THINK, CREATE & SOLVE. Read More.

Scientific Ingenuity Entrant wins ICGEB scholarship to Bangalore, India

Dr. Varma Rambaran, 2013 entrant to the Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity (PMASI), has been awarded an eight month SMART fellowship to train in nanoparticle related drug delivery at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in India. He plans to bring back this wealth of knowledge to Trinidad and Tobago upon completion. See More.

Tour of the RRS James Cook

Following the implementation of the Seismology in Schools (SIS) Programme in April - May, 2014, Dr. Richard Hobbs, Senior Lecturer of Durham University in the United Kingdom, visited Trinidad on November, 2014. He was preparing for a marine seismic research expedition on-board the Royal Research Ship (RSS) James Cook, which was docked at the Port Authority in Port of Spain, following an expedition from the UK to the Caribbean Sea. During his visit, he offered an invitation to a small group of students from the local secondary schools involved in the SIS programme, to tour the vessel. Read More.

Caribbean Young Professionals Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the second Caribbean Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition "Adding Value to Local Foods". The Finals and AWARD ceremony were successfully staged at the Carlton Savannah Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago from 27th – 29th August 2014. Read More.

Congratulations to CAS President, Dr. Trevor Alleyne

Dr. Trevor Alleyne is among 46 new TWAS Fellows. He was chosen for his work in the area of Biological Systems & Organisms and his research which focused on the Electron Transport Chain Enzyme, cytochrome c oxidaise. For more information, visit the TWAS website.

NIHERST Welcomes Jamaican Partners

On August 18, 2014, NIHERST welcomed four fellows in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) from the Republic of Jamaica, our counterparts in the INVOCAB project. The team visited the NIHERST/NGC National Science Centre on August 19 and 20 for knowledge-sharing on the coordination and organisation of NIHERST summer camps. Read More.

Science Music Video Awards 2014

Science, creativity and musical flair came together once again in NIHERST’s 2014 Science Music Video Competition. A total of $114,000 in prize money was awarded to six finalists, with a first prize of $40,000. Read More.

Meet The Entrepreneur

Patricia is one of the two women who won a prestigious Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) Proof of Concept (PoC) grant, for development of sustainable agri-business paper products. Read Patricia's story.

Made In The Caribbean

Four trainers from the NIHERST/NGC National Science Centre and NIHERST's Innovation Department recently shared their expertise in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, helping to build the innovative and inventive capacity of young people in the island. This activity is part of the Made in the Caribbean Project coordinated by the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST) and implemented by NIHERST. Read More.

Delegates to 2014 National Youth Science Camp

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the selection of two outstanding students from Trinidad and Tobago –Alyssa Mike and Lisa Thomas – as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, USA. Selections were made in coordination with the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST). Read More.