Science & Technology, the formula for international success!

Author : teriann

Well it’s that time again, the annual J.P.S. sponsored Science & Technology Expo was held on April 7, 2011.

The theme of the expo was, ‘From Natural Resource to Creative Enterprise’. The admission was free. The expo was held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I wonder though if the students who participate in these expos are given the chance to showcase their ideas to the world.

I know this is a regional event but why not throw open our doors to the international community?  Our young people certainly have the talent and need the exposure.  So what are your thoughts on the potential of the expo? Let me hear from you!

Teri Ann Renee Paisley (Gleaner on-line writer)

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8 Responses to “Science & Technology, the formula for international success!”

  1. LittleQ says:

    We have the ability. What we do not have is the will. We Jamaican are money driven and science and technology does not produce wealth in the short run. It requires hard work over a long period of time. I am afraid we are a buy and sell people. I am not suggesting there is anything wrong with being traders.I am saying that Jamaican students desire is to be rich not to produce the best widget the world have even known. Our doctors want to be wealth by treating a lot of cancer patients not to banish cancer. Whatever we do must be quick and that lucrative.

  2. tony goffe says:

    I agree with “Little Q”, ..no one encourages the younger folk to achieve excellence in Science and Tech.. For instance, since 1995, I realized the need for Jamaica to become more self-sufficient in renewable energy production, for oil is limited, AND, expensive.
    An attempt to build water-driven turbines that could be used in remote areas to process argro-produce, creating green jobs, failed, as no money is available to do assisted Research & Development in this field.
    The manuals donated from the Swiss Consulate that detail the construction of both hydroturbines AND generators, still rest on bookshelves.
    One can get a car loan easier than one can get a renewable energy development loan this We are NOT pro-active, rather we REACT to changes only when its too late..

  3. ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID says:

    So true, Mr. Goffe !!

  4. teriann says:

    Let us try and be the agents for change! Bring on the youths to give our problems a new perspective!

  5. Hello. Fantastic job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!

  6. Bob says:

    Terri-Ann.
    I believe that big business in Jamaica always do things half halfheartedly and with a cocked eye!..

    Meaning they are afraid of new ideas which is not their own and are also afraid of competition!.. and that’s why the door was half ajar!..

    It was a great initiative but they must know that for one to live one have to die!.. that’s how the world work. business comes and business goes! they cant stay at the top forever!.

  7. I am a 18 year old male Natural science student at the collage of Agricuture Science and Education. for the past two years I have been doing some experments at my home. I must say that my experiments are almost over and to date I have found a way to generate clean gas in aboundance, whic can be used to generate electricity and also replace the propane gas that we use to cook. I am not yet ready to release the idea as yet, but i am able to give a sumarry of it for those who are intrested in science and technology…..

  8. teriann says:

    Sounds interesting Jermaine I can’t wait until you are able to release the information.

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