Guyana hosted the Caribbean Science Foundation Annual Workshop
The Third Annual Workshop of the Caribbean Science Foundation was held in Georgetown, Guyana on December 2-3, 2013, at the Grand Coastal Hotel.
The Third Annual Workshop of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) was held in Georgetown, Guyana on December 2-3, 2013, at the Grand Coastal Hotel. The CSF was established in 2010 as an independent non-profit non-governmental organization with the mission of assisting with the diversification of the economies of Caribbean countries by promoting education reform in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and stimulating more technology-based entrepreneurship. The theme for the Workshop was “Stimulating Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering”. Students, teachers, lecturers, scientists, entrepreneurs and government officials from Guyana, the Caribbean Region and the Caribbean Diaspora were attendance. The CSF in collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI) were the conference organizers.
At the opening of the workshop, Professor Cardinal Warde, Interim Executive Director of the CSF and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provided an update on the CSF’s programs and activities in the Region. The ALCUE NET project was presented.
The Third Annual Workshop of the CSF was an interactive forum for fruitful exchange of information, ideas and experiences related to science and technology for students, teachers, the scientific and business communities, and government representatives.