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The Science and Technology Festival

On March 14 & 15, 2019 (Thursday and Friday), our Faculty (i.e., the Faculty of Science and Technology – FST) partnered with the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology to host the first ever Science and Technology Festival under the “graduation tents” at the UWI – Cave Hill Campus.  The Festival commenced with an official opening ceremony, which took place on March 14, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.

The theme for the two-day Festival was “Science and Innovation – Gateway to a new Barbados”, and the youth of Barbados and the general public got the opportunity to discover the joys and wonders of STEM (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through:
  • Fun and interactive displays/exhibits;
  • Technology-based demonstrations and displays (including functioning robots);
  • A research posters display (displaying current research);
  • A Science and Technology Speak-Off Competition (for secondary school students);
  • A Science and Technology Symposium (through the presentation of research papers); and
  • Other amazing hands-on science-based activities and experiments.                                                                                                      
             
The Festival had over 38+ participating Exhibitors, and we welcomed huge crowds of teachers/staff and school children of all ages from the different public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools in Barbados.  A large number of teachers/staff and students from various local special needs schools and organizations were also in attendance at, and participated as Exhibitors in, the Science and Technology Festival, as the Festival was fully accessible to all and based on our Faculty’s Science for ALL philosophy.  On Day 1 – March 14, 2019, 22+ schools attended the Festival; while on Day 2 – March 15, 2019, 32+ schools were in attendance at the event.
  
The Festival was indeed a huge success and a super fun celebration of all things Science and Technology-related! 
 

  
Visit our FST Facebook page @nerdatfst or https://www.facebook.com/nerdatfst/ for more photos from Days 1 and 2 (March 14 & 15, 2019) of  the Festival!

We are all eagerly looking forward to Part 2 of the Science and Technology Festival next year March 2020!‚Äč
 
Faculty of Science and Technology
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