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For three (3) incredible days, March 20th – 23rd 2024, science and technology (S&T) will come alive through innovation, engaging your curiosity with mind blowing showcases at the upcoming S&T Festival being hosted by the Ministry of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology (MIST) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus (UWICHILL) at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) Two Mile Hill, St. Michael.  

Under the theme:- Let’s Innovate: Barbados – come and discover the wonders of science and technology:

  • Interactive S&T exhibits created by Barbadian students showcasing their innovation and creativity.
  • The Research Hub will highlight some of the current pursuits of our research institutions here in Barbados.
  • Interactive displays showcasing cutting edge digital technologies. The public and private sector entities as well as Nongovernmental organizations are invited to showcase the new and emerging technologies that constitute their world.
  • Robotics, Coding and 3D Printing. Special coding and Robotic workshops happening all day long. Come and learn how to build and program that robot and use SCRATCH to code. Experience 3D printing. Create your own design and print it. Then take it home with you. Awesome!!
  • A Kids Zone Lots of hands-on experiments. Learn basic science concepts while having fun make ice-cream, slime, bubbles and much, much more.
  • Treat yourself to the latest in technology a Virtual Reality (VR) experience. Just try the headset to experience science in 3D. Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI)
COME JOIN US

On location at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. each day

It promises to be a super impressive display of new and innovative technologies combined with a fun celebration of science

Come and join us – let science and innovation meet your imagination. 

BACKGROUND

This science and technology (S&T) festival continues to shine a spotlight on the critical role S&T and plays in our development. Given our growing understanding that innovation is the key to future economic competitiveness and progress, this interaction by all sectors of society is vital.


It offers a multifaceted approach: on one hand we will highlight the research efforts of our scientists from various institutions along with their collaborative efforts while on the other hand we will showcase new and emerging technologies with powerful interactive displays.

 Students at all levels: nursery, primary, secondary and those of tertiary institutions will finally come together under one roof to learn and experience S&T alongside each other.  In a world where creative ideas represent some of our most valuable assets, lets embrace this event that has the ability to transform how our youth view and interrelate with science and technology in their daily lives.

The objective of this three-day event is to bring together all sectors of society in a forum which allows for professionals from various fields to promote dialogue among themselves as well as the wider community. The festival gathers together researchers, industry and Barbadian youth for a super scientific showcase and educational platform.

This S&T festival was born out of the necessity of providing a consistent platform for our scientists to share their research findings, to mentor and engage our youth in matters related to S&T and to bring new technologies out in the open for every individual to become aware and engaged.