NIHERST has been appointed as the official operating partner for the Shell Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.R.E.A.M.) Programme. Shell Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. has been implementing this national programme for the past 5 years. The programme aims to strengthen the energy sector’s talent pipeline and the country’s effort at economic diversification by enhancing critical thinking, creativity and problem solving through strengthening awareness, competence and delivery of Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics within the educational system.
The programme represents a key opportunity for informal education and hands on learning around innovative science and technology resources. It communicates not only the fundamentals of STREAM but also how STREAM connects to the everyday and real world. This makes STREAM more relatable and inspiring and makes the ever important connection between science and society.
Objectives of the Shell STREAM Programme:
- To engage youth in hands-on activities that excite their interest in learning about phenomena in the natural and physical world.
- To develop 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and teamwork.
- To develop students' interest in STREAM, with a focus on Innovation, Invention and Technopreneurship.
- To build skills in the use of the available technology and software in technological innovation and entrepreneurship in STREAM fields.
- To develop collaboration, creativity, and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills in students.
- To encourage youth to pursue further studies and careers in STREAM fields.
- To increase students understanding of how STREAM helps to solve real world problems.
Main Target Groups
Secondary school and university students
Activities of the Shell STREAM Programme
- STREAM Clubs
- Vacation STREAM camps
- Science Bus
- Outreach programmes
- STREAM career events