5 nations earn high spots at Caribbean Stem Olympiads
The Caribbean Science Basis (CSF) hosted the first-ever Caribbean Science, Expertise, Engineering, and Arithmetic (STEM) Olympiads on-line between January 20 and 22, 2023.
People and groups representing instructional establishments, teams, or people competed in a number of occasions at three distinct age ranges: Degree 1 for these aged 12 to fifteen, Degree 2 for these aged 16 to 18, and Degree 3 for these aged 19 to 21.
Math Olympiads, a Robotics Showcase, and Laptop Coding Video games comprised the occasion. The Laptop Coding Video games consisted of Apps and Web sites designed to handle one of many six difficulties Caribbean communities confront (vitality manufacturing and consumption, meals safety and meals security, non-communicable ailments, transportation, cash motion, monetary training, and geo hazards and local weather change).
Ten Caribbean nations registered a complete of 215 college students for the Olympiads. Following the preliminary rounds, thirty groups (98 college students) superior to the finals.
There have been 28 Math Olympiads finals, 34 Robotics Showcase finalists, and 36 Laptop Coding Video games finalists. The classes for medal certificates had been platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. As well as, the groups obtained money prizes of $400 (platinum), $300 (gold), $200 (silver), and $100 (bronze).
On the awards ceremony on Sunday, 22 January 2023, Jamaica gained probably the most medals with seven, adopted by Guyana with 5, Barbados with 4, Trinidad and Tobago with 4 as properly, and Antigua and Barbuda with three (two of which had been gold).
Notable was the truth that ladies earned virtually 5 occasions as many medals as their male counterparts.
The nation of Jamaica gained three platinum medals. Ehinome Ehikhametalor, who attends Campion School however competed as a person, gained the Degree 1 Math Olympiad platinum medal; Micaela Mclean, Orvi-Ann Brown, and Keneilia Bailey of the Glenmuir Math Membership gained the Degree 3 Math Olympiad platinum medal; and Abigail Allen, Laraine Williams, Nishanae Williams, Demaria Walker, and Kristian Coke of Campion School gained the Degree 2 Laptop Coding Video games platinum medal.
Fazeel Ali, Saleem Salick, and Raymond Liu of Presentation School, Chaguanas gained the platinum medal in Math Degree 2; Sarah Sellier (on hole yr) and Neysa Sylvan (College of Trinidad and Tobago) gained the platinum medal in Degree 3 Laptop Coding Video games as a personal group.
For his or her clothes-folding robotic, Jamani Bowen, Trevan Parris, Malik Blackman, Mystica Inniss, and Jovani Gittens of Harrison School’s Kolij Robotics Membership (Barbados) had been awarded the golden medal on the Degree 2 Robotics Showcase.
The Interim Director of the CSF, Professor Cardinal Warde, exclaimed, “I’m actually joyful and shocked by the excessive stage of STEM expertise within the area! I’ve to query if I may have answered the difficult Math Olympiads Degree 3 points as quickly because the platinum medalists.”
To make the inaugural Olympiads a hit, he praised the judges, his workers, the institutional and particular person sponsors, and his family and friends who made very last-minute monetary contributions.
Lee Yan LaSur
Lee Yan is a journalist based mostly in Cebu, Philippines. For the previous 10 years, he has labored within the media and writes part-time for the St. Vincent Occasions.