Dear Friends of the Caribbean Science Foundation:

1. I wish to draw your attention to the opening of the application process for the 2013 Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) at our website ( Please encourage high school students you know to apply to this program. This is a unique opportunity for students with strong interest in pursuing careers in science and engineering to spend 4 weeks of total immersion in STEM in Barbados this summer (all expenses paid). Student applicants must be at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age on July 1, 2013, and have completed CXC exams or equivalent in math and science subjects. The SPISE 2013 will run from July 20 to August 17, 2013, and will be held again at the UWI-Cave Hill campus in Barbados, with UWI and CXC providing critical resources and support. Please see videos of last year’s program, application forms for students, teaching assistants and instructors, and be sure to read the frequently asked question!
s (FAQs) at The application deadline is April 22, 2013.

2. I also wish to alert you that project entries for the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge are due on February 16, 2013. Please encourage secondary/high school students that you know to submit poster entries. In this competition, students form teams to propose solutions to a problem in their school or community using science and technology. This competition is in its first year and is open to schools in 12 Caribbean Countries Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. There are prizes and trips for the winners at the National and Regional levels! See for details (Challenge description, competition rules and application forms, etc). A summary of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge is also available at

We would very much appreciate your help in spreading the word that applications are now being accepted for SPISE 2013 and that poster entries are being accepted for the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. Please forward this e-mail to students, teachers, principals, guidance counselors, family and friends. We thank you in advance for your assistance.

With Warmest Regards,


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