2024 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) Scholarship Recipients

Reginald Mohammed (left) and Dominique Henry(right)

Two (2) local students have been selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago announced that Dominique Henry and Reginald Mohammed were selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2024 NYSCamp. Every year the U.S. embassy and the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) accept applications from forth to sixth form students between the ages of 16-18 years old for a scholarship to attend the NYSCamp in West Virginia, USA.. Read More

FIRST LEGO League held its MasterPiece

Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. Approximately One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) in prizes was up for grabs at the FIRST LEGO League National Robotics Tournament on 27th April, 2024. The event organized by the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) and Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited (Shell) drew hundreds of onlookers as they cheered on more than two hundred (200) participants, from eighteen (18) teams representing various schools in Trinidad and Tobago including Tranquility Government Secondary, Naparima College, Waterloo Secondary School and Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain. Read More
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Celebrating Point Fortin Borough Day with Astronomy Night: A Stellar Evening Under the Stars

L-R (Ms. DonnaMay Taylor CEO of Point Fortin Borough Corporation, His Worship Alderman Clyde James, Mayor of Point Fortin, NIHERST President_Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis

The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (NIHERST) hosted an Astronomy Night: A Stellar Evening Under the Stars, in celebration of the Borough of Point Fortin 44th Anniversary.

The event took place on April 15th, 2024, at the Mahaica Sporting Complex, Point Fortin, attracting astronomy enthusiasts of all ages for a stellar evening under the stars.

The Astronomy Night was aimed at promoting science education and awareness within the Point Fortin community. Attendees were treated to a variety of engaging and educational activities, including telescope viewing sessions. Read More

NIHERST in partnership with Shell Trinidad and Tobago Ltd launches FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament: MasterPiece

Students from twenty-five (25) schools from across Trinidad and Tobago will have an exciting robotics opportunity this year, hosted by the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) and Shell Trinidad and Tobago (Shell T&T Ltd).

The launch ceremony for the innovative 21st-century robotics challenge, the FIRST LEGO League, kicked off the 7th year of the initiative, with the tournament scheduled for April 27th, 2024. Read More

NIHERST and NALIS advances Partnership with Science Corner Hubs

The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology (NIHERST) and The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) proudly announced the successful ribbon-cutting ceremony of the NIHERST / NALIS Science Corner. This collaboration marks a significant stride toward promoting scientific exploration, education, and innovation within our community. The first of seven (7) corners carded throughout the public library system was launched at the Port of Spain Public Library. Read More

NIHERST mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Winston Mellowes

The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) is in mourning following the passing of the esteemed Professor Emeritus Winston Mellowes.

As the Past Chairman of NIHERST (2017-2020), Professor Mellowes played a pivotal role in steering the Institute towards robust advancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) across Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

NIHERST takes another significant step in bolstering Trinidad and Tobago’s Education future

In the 2023 edition of Teach ME Teacher’s Virtual Curriculum and Student’s Innovation Competitions, the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), recognized the outstanding achievements of both students and educators. Over Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) in prizes was awarded. Read More

NIHERST Celebrates Success at Inaugural International Scholarship Opportunities Information Session

The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), in collaboration with the Women’s Roundtable Action Platform of Trinidad and Tobago (WRAP-TT), recently hosted a successful information session on International Scholarship Opportunities. The event, held online on November 15, 2023, aimed to enlighten parents, teachers, and students on various avenues to secure international scholarship opportunities. Read More

Shell Empowers Future Innovators: Handover Ceremony of STREAM Kits to Schools

Shell Trinidad and Tobago Ltd., in partnership with the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), hosted the "Shell STREAM Kit Handover Ceremony", a testament to Shell's dedication to fostering the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.
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‘The STEM Network’ – Issue 2, 2023

NIHERST is pleased to present to you the latest installment of its newsletter series. From its major partnerships to its STEM initiatives, get the up to date insights on the undertakings of the Institute.
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STUDENTS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE 2023 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

Two (2) local students have been selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago announced that Amarnath Choon and Daniel Sebro were selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2023 NYSCamp. Read More

NIHERST and MYDNS pen new agreement to support 21st century youth

On May 25th, 2023, the National Institute of Higher Education, Research Science, and Technology (NIHERST) and the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service jointly conveyed their intent to maximize the nation’s youth involvement in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).

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First Lego League National Tournament is Back After a Three-Year Hiatus

Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. Scores of onlookers and approximately two hundred (200) participants, from across various schools in Trinidad and Tobago attended the recently held FIRST LEGO League National Tournament, hosted by the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) and Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited (Shell).

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Turkish ambassador pays courtesy call to NIHERST President

Her Excellency Bengu Yigitguden, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, paid a courtesy call to Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis, President of the National Institute of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) at the Ministry of Education Headquarters. Her Excellency was presented with copies of key NIHERST publications which focused on the advancement of Science and Technology throughout the Caribbean.

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NIHERST makes yet another investment in the national education system via the Teach ME programme

Over $55,000 in prizes were received by students and teachers in the latest installment of the Teach ME Teacher’s Virtual Curriculum Competition and the Student’s Innovation Competition hosted by the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology.

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NIHERST in partnership with Shell Trinidad and Tobago Ltd launches First Lego League Competition: Super Powered

Over two hundred (200) Primary & Secondary School students, from twenty (20) schools across Trinidad & Tobago, will get the opportunity to be a part of the FIRST LEGO League Competition, facilitated by the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) and Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited (Shell) >>>

NIHERST and PowerGen add fuel to STI advancements

Left to Right: Dr. Haydn I. Furlonge (PowerGen) and Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis (NIHERST)


On October 10th 2022, the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) and the Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago (PowerGen) signaled the start of a partnership to invest in the expansion of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) initiatives.

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Measuring the Investment in Science and Technology

Since 1999 NIHERST, guided by the Network for Science and Technology Indicators –Ibero-American and Inter-American– (RICYT) and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), has been measuring the investment in Science and Technology

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MoE / NIHERST help build the nation’s resilience in education transformation

The Ministry of Education’s Adopt-a-School programme received thirty (30) chrome books sponsored by NIHERST

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NIHERST and APETT collaborate to initiate STI transformation projects

The National Institute of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) and the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) which will see joint collaboration to address engineering-specific societal pain points currently being faced by communities and advance the national agenda for enabling Science Technology and Innovation (STI) in the society.

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NYSC 2022 Winners

Our 2022 NYSC winners have been chosen! Five (5) local students are representing Trinidad and Tobago in the 2022 Virtual National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). The representatives are Rajeev Dwarika, Brianna Merritt, Megan Modeste, Sabihah Mohammed and Akilah Bonnette.

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Sci-Tech Innovations on the Horizon as NIHERST and NALIS sign MoC

At the peak of a pandemic, where the norm of social distancing and separation is being postulated, two entities, the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) and the National Library and Information System Authority have teamed up for the benefit of the nation and the advancement of its people. Read More

Teach ME 2021 Teachers' Virtual Curriculum Competition

In support of the mandate of the Ministry of Education and its teachers, NIHERST in June 2021 launched the Teachers' Virtual Curriculum Competition. The online competition facilitated the creation of video Lessons to be used as a resource to support teachers and students in the virtual classroom. Read More

NIHERST is proud to present our 2020 National School Innovation Competition Winners

NIHERST is proud to present our Teach ME 2020 National School Innovation Competition Winners Read More

Shell NXplorers Programme - National Winners

What happens when you challenge 176 students from 12 secondary schools and three universities to come up with solutions for some of the toughest social and environmental problems facing the society? The result is nothing short of inspiring! Read More

Students selected to attend the 2021 National Youth Science Camp

Five (5) local students have been selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the National Youth Science Camp. The United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago and NIHERST have selected the T&T representatives as Synara Martin, Asia Dial, Sarah Edwards, Marie Hernandez and Imani Zakuri. Read More

New NIHERST Board Appointed

Members of the newly appointed Board of the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) received their Instruments of Appointment from the Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby – Dolly, Minister of Education at a virtual ceremony on Friday, 18th June, 2021. Read More

Women & Girls in Science Virtual Symposium

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes; NIHERST, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO and with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts, celebrated Women and Girls in Science on Thursday 11th February 2021. Read More

NIHERST & Soroptimist International Exhilarates Youth with First Virtual Science Fair -- Satellites for Survival

(October 16, 2020) The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency under the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Soroptimist International-Newtown, an organisation of women working through service projects to improve lives, hosted its first Virtual Science Fair, themed ‘Satellites for Survival’ on Friday 16th October 2020. Read More

NIHERST's 'Teach ME' Programme. Looking back at 2019

NIHERST hosts Afternoon Forum - its first Business & Networking Event

The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency, operating under the Ministry of Education, hosted its first Business and Networking event on Level 4 at the Ministry of Education Towers, St. Vincent Street, POS on Friday 24th January 2020. NIHERST has planned three stakeholder engagement initiatives for this fiscal year with the chief aim of strengthening relationships and consultations with key stakeholders of the institute in pursuit of strategic work priorities. Read More

NIHERST celebrates its brain-child -- ‘Teach ME’

On Tuesday 12th November 2019, the project "Increasing Teachers Confidence for My Education (Teach ME) held its Innovation Competition & Awards Ceremony at the NIHERST National Science Centre. Read More

NIHERST, Shell sign new contract to promote STEM education in Trinidad and Tobago

The STEM programme in Trinidad and Tobago has received an added boost with the recent signing of a three-year contract between the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) and Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited (STTL). Read More

NASA Stories - Exposed!

Five (5) students represented NIHERST and Trinidad & Tobago, at a 10-week internship at the NASA Ames Research Centre, California, U.S. Read More

Survey of ICT in Secondary Schools, 2019

NIHERST will be conducting a Survey of ICT in Secondary Schools during the period October – November 2019. The objective of the study is to collect benchmark data with regard to availability, accessibility, usage and attitudes to ICT in secondary schools to inform policy-makers, decision-makers, educators and all stakeholders in education. Read More

Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis appointed as President of NIHERST

The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency, operating under the Ministry of Education, has a new President. Appointed by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the advice of the Minister, Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis received her Instrument of Appointment from the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, during a brief ceremony at the Education Towers on Monday 5th August, 2019. Read More