UWI symposium focuses on research
Thursday, September 26 2013
THE University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus has partnered with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited to host a historic UWI Research Expo from October 1-5.
The multi-faceted event will appeal to a wide range of stakeholders including university researchers, teachers, high schools students and entrepreneurs. One of the highlights of the week is the Symposium on Research, Enterprise and Impact at the Learning Resource Centre on Wednesday October 2 from 1- 6 pm.
Presentations and panel discussions that showcase the key findings of some of the projects that benefitted from dedicated research funding from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as other UWI projects, will focus on the various initiatives that have contributed to national and regional development by creating enterprising solutions, engaging our communities or facilitating evidence-based policy-making.
Speakers at the Symposium will include: Professor Dave Chadee who will share his research on the development of a new dengue control strategy to break transmission within three days of an outbreak and the development of an innovative surveillance tool for dengue fever; Dr Laura Roberts-Nkrumah will focus on the development of modern tree crop production and fruit utilization systems for improved breadfruit commercialisation; and Prof Surujpal Teelucksingh will present his research on diabetes.
Several research projects have been focused on engaging our communities: including Dr Ronald Marshall’s study on Poverty Alleviation; while Dr Jerome De Lisle has been focused on examining the evaluation of primary school education practices through the use of performance indicators and measurements. Prof Patricia Moham-med will speak on the development of gender policies for Trinidad and Tobago and three Caribbean countries (Dominica, BVI and the Cayman Islands).