SRC SUPPORTS SCIENCE EDUCATION
The Scientific Research Council (SRC) was lauded by the Shortwood Teacher’s College for supporting the college’s science department. The SRC who responded to a request from the Science and Education Department at Shortwood Teacher’s College presented a bursary of fifty thousand dollars, a trophy and a replica to Stacy-Ann Cooper on December 7, 2011, for top performance in the area of science education at the college.
This bursary forms a part of SRC’s programme with schools which promotes excellence in science education. The SRC currently through its Science, Technology and Education Unit hosts a number of workshops for science teachers geared at enhancing their practical experience in the area. In this programme teachers are attached to various scientific organizations for about 6-8 weeks of hands-on experience. Summer school programmes are also conducted across the island to encourage students’ interest in the subject. In addition to this, science and technology is promoted by the unit through the hosting of science fairs, career expositions and the establishment of science clubs in schools across the country. Out of the need to promote the benefits of science and technology the SRC has even open its doors to facilitate tours from the public including schools.
Shortwood Teacher’s College will benefit from SRC’s involvement for a number of years as the Council has pledged to continue its assistance with the science department. SRC hopes that this presentation will spur other students to excellence.
From Left: Mr. Hawthorne Watson, Manager of the Information Services Division, SRC, hands trophy to recipient of the SRC Bursary - Ms. Stacy-Ann Cooper (student of Shortwood Teacher’s College) and her teacher Mrs. Omeleta Beckford Smith who specializes in Biology and Early Childhood Science and Environmental Education at the College