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The Science and Technology Festival

From March 5 - 7, 2020 (Thursday and Saturday), our Faculty (i.e., the Faculty of Science and Technology – FST) will be partnering once again with the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST) to host the second Science and Technology Festival under the “graduation tents” at the UWI – Cave Hill Campus.  The Festival will commence with an official opening ceremony, which will take place on March 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.

The theme for the three-day Festival is “Science and Technology – Gateway to a new Barbados”, and the youth of Barbados and the general public will get 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 Humanoid robots);
  • A research posters display (displaying current research);
  • A Science and Technology Speak-Off Competition (for secondary school students);
  • A Science and Technology Sound-Off Competition (for ages 12 - 18); and
  • Other amazing hands-on science-based activities and experiments.                                                                                                      
             
For the 2019 Festival, we 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.  Visit our FST Facebook page @nerdatfst or https://www.facebook.com/nerdatfst/ for more details on the Festival!  Our 2019 Festival was indeed a huge success!
  
 

  
However, for our 2020 Festival this year, we are hoping that it will be even bigger and better than our 2019 event.  So come join us from March 5 - 7, 2020 for a super fun celebration of all things Science and Technology-related

We look forward to seeing you all at Part 2 of the Science and Technology Festival next month March 2020!‚Äč
Faculty of Science and Technology
Telephone: (246) 417-4312 Fax:(246) 417-4597 Email: fst@cavehill.uwi.edu