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In Photo:  Participants from the 2018 NERD Day Competition

"NERD Day", which is an annual event hosted by our FST Faculty during the month of February, has been officially rebranded as the "Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day". It is now the official day to celebrate our Faculty’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)-based innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives.
The objectives of the day are: 
  1. To expose the students of our Faculty to STEM-based innovation and entrepreneurship within the Faculty, locally, regionally and internationally;
  2. To highlight the applied science research of the Faculty;
  3. To highlight the entrepreneurial efforts of the Faculty;
  4. To highlight the student clubs and associations of the Faculty;
  5. To provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their applied research;
  6. To encourage students to see STEM-based entrepreneurship as a viable career;
  7. To deepen the relationship between the Faculty and the Private sector;
  8. To promote the need for STEM-based entrepreneurship; and
  9. To highlight graduates of the Faculty who have started their own STEM-based businesses.
The third NERD Day (NERD Day 3.0) event will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 in the 3W's Pavilion at The UWI - Cave Hill Campus from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The theme for the event is “Striving for Innovation and Entrepreneurship through STEM.
The Schedule of Activities for NERD Day 3.0 is as follows:
  • 10:00 a.m. - Welcome to FST NERD Day 3.0
  • 11:00 a.m. - The FST Innovation Award Launch and Training Session - Click here to register for the FST Innovation Award Training Session, and Click here for more details on the Award.  
  • 1:00 p.m. - A Presentation on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - By Ms. Lucinda Robinson - Director, Orbit Innovation & Project Coordinator, Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP).
  • 1:45 p.m. - Guess that Sci-Fi Movie/TV Theme Song Competition. Are you a real NERD? If so, prove it by playing our movie and TV theme song competition.  Winner gets a BDS$100.00 UWI Bookshop voucher.
  • 2:15 p.m.Warri and AI for Good Introduction and Launch. Come learn the ancient game of Barbadian Warri and the effort to use AI to preserve it. 
  • 3:00 p.m. - The Finale of FST NERD Day 3.0

All Day Activities (from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.):  
  • Marbles Mathematics Madness Competition - Click here for more details on the competition.
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Displays & Demonstrations 
  • Displays/Exhibits by our Faculty Associations/Clubs
  • Postgraduate Displays 
  • A Puzzles Desk
  • Graduate Research Profiles and Programmes Desk
  • Best-Dressed NERD Competition 
  • "Back in Time" (BiT) and Future in Time (FiT) Exhibitions
  • Lots of other fun & interactive games/activities for all to enjoy

So come join us on February 28, 2020 for our FST NERD Day 3.0!

Faculty of Science and Technology
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