NIHERST is excited to announce its new iSTEM Club!

Modern STEM education initiatives are aimed at preparing the future workforce to succeed in work at the human-technology frontier; building/development of skills and competencies is critical to ensuring harmonious collaboration between humans and technologies as a new machine age is on the horizon. Likewise, iSTEM Club – formerly Science Club – is designed to orient the minds of our future leaders towards science and technology.

iSTEM Club is the perfect environment to cultivate students’ curiosity and creativity while teaching them to base their reasoning on evidence, and solve problems via interactive and hands-on inquiry- and problem-based learning. Content is designed for students to gain critical-thinking abilities and other transferrable skills in areas such as information technology, research, design, analytics, teamwork/collaboration and communication.

The club is currently designed for children between the ages of 5 and 13 years old. An expansion for older teens will be launched later during the 2018/2019 academic year.

The club intends to meet on six (6) Saturdays (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) per term at the NIHERST National Science Centre.

Membership fee: $300 per term

Term 2 - WATER-FOOD-ENERGY NEXUS

Food, water and energy systems are closely connected… Water is needed to grow crops and produce energy, while it takes a lot of energy to treat and move water. On the other hand, food and energy are equally dependent upon each other – food provides energy and energy is needed to grow food. The connection between all three components is called the Water-Food-Energy Nexus. This term, we consider and explore how and where all three are used in the Caribbean. Droughts, fluctuating food prices, oil spills – it’s your future! Let’s use science and technology to explore opportunities that can sustain and enhance the nexus!

Meeting dates:

  • 12th and 26th January 2019
  • 9th and 23rd February 2019
  • 9th and 23rd March 2019