The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organization promoting science and technology in the Caribbean, announced the selection of the 100th student for participation in the prestigious Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE).
Twenty-four students from 13 Caribbean countries will be welcomed on Sunday, July 15, 2017 to the 6th annual SPISE which represents the largest class ever. With this class, the total number of students served by SPISE is 109. SPISE began with an inaugural class of 10 in 2012.
Dr. Dinah Sah, Chief Scientific Officer of Voyager Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Director of SPISE said that “admitting our 100th SPISE student represents a significant milestone for SPISE and the CSF towards grooming the next generation of Caribbean science and engineering leaders.
We take great pride in the accomplishment, as there have been many challenges that we have had to overcome to launch and sustain SPISE over the past six years. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and supporters without whom this would not have been possible.”
Regional students ages 16-18 will participate in the annual four-week residential summer program to be held on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus. The CSF has created the SPISE syllabus to develop the minds of these future leaders of the Caribbean where creativity, innovation, teamwork and excellence are the standard.