The Caribbean Youth Science Forum (CYSF) is a regional event that brings together lower sixth form science students from all over the Caribbean for a full week of educational, social and cultural activities. It is the longest standing non-formal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programme for nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers in the region.
Launched in 1999 with 124 students from 12 countries, CYSF has positively influenced over 2500 students and continues to grow and engage students in an intensive residential week of activities. It is geared towards inspiring and mentoring young people towards advanced studies and careers in science, technology and innovation (STI), and fostering a deeper understanding of the critical role of STI in society. The week-long program offers an invaluable opportunity for students to increase their knowledge, broaden their horizons, and develop a strong sense of regional identity as they engage with top professionals in diverse fields, as well as their peers from other countries.
Since 1999 we have had eighteen (18) successful instalments which have lead participants to return as hosts and chaperones. We have truly developed not only a great following but a community supporting the forum and its purpose.
Look out for the NEW Caribbean Youth Science Forum in 2020!!
- Who should attend CYSF?
Sixth Form Science Students
CYSF brings together sixth form students, pursing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, from countries across the region including:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- CYSF Today
CYSF offers a first rate science education experience in a non-formal but stimulating environment. It provides the right mix of social and cultural activities making this a top annual "summer holiday destination" for our Caribbean and Latin American students.
- CYSF Objectives
The Caribbean Youth Science Forum is aimed at developing the next generation of science and technology professionals from the region whose knowledge and skills contribute to the improvement of society. It provides a platform for lower sixth form science students to:
- deepen their understanding of the role and application of STI in society;
- expand their knowledge on important issues in STI that are relevant to Caribbean development;
- develop skills in leadership, communication and teamwork;
- develop their creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills; and
- build their knowledge of careers in science and technology.