TAMCC student gets award to SPISE 2013

Blossom Philbert, a Natural Science student at the T.A. Marryshow Community College has been awarded a full scholarship to attend the Caribbean Science Foundation’s Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) from July 20–August 17 in Barbados.

SPISE provides intensive training for Caribbean students in the areas of Science, Engineering, Technology and Math, along with Mandarin. The training will be at the UWI Campus, Cave Hill. Students will also attend classes taught by leading Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professors.

Ms. Philbert’s scholarship, valued at US$6,000, was donated by Mr. Nicholas E. Brathwaite’s PETNA Foundation. Mr. Brathwaite, a founding member of the Caribbean Science Foundation, addressed Science students at TAMCC. He stated, “don’t be afraid of change, don’t be afraid to try new things. Look to the future and plan your career around where the future technology is going.”

This is the second major recognition that a student within TAMCC’s Natural Science programme has received for the year. Earlier in April, TAMCC won the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge for the ‘Water Striders’ science project. Team leader Stacey Charles and lecturer Benjamin Aird will be representing Grenada in a one-week training in Florida, USA.

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