The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) will launch its biennial Sci-TechXpo this Friday, January 11, at the Sherbourne Conference Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael.

The Theme for this exposition, which is scheduled to take place from March 19 to 22, is: “Embrace Science and Technology – Build a better Barbados”.

Since its inception in 1998, the role of Sci-TechXpo has become a multifaceted one, in that it showcases students’ efforts in science and technology, and it serves to demonstrate the linkages between basic and applied science and technology in the day-to-day activities of Barbadians.

NCST Senior Technical Officer, Arlene Weekes, further elaborated on the role of the expo, when she observed that the biennial event provided opportunities for science students at all levels to express their creativity and innovation in a very practical way.  It also allowed public and private sector agencies, as well as individual scientists and technologists, to illustrate their research efforts, and demonstrate the impact these results may have on  national development.

The NCST is encouraging students, individual scientists and technologists to submit projects for presentation in the four categories of investigation, innovation, technology and information.  Projects can also be a combination of any of the categories.

Free booth spaces are available for display in eight categories: Medicine and Health, Marine,

Environment, Agriculture, Engineering, Information Technology, Energy, and Bio Chemical Processes. 

Persons interested in acquiring booth space at the exposition, are also asked to note that the deadline
for submitting applications has been extended to Thursday, January 31, 2008.  Application forms may be collected from and returned to the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development, Reef Road, Fontabelle, St. Michael.

Further information about Sci-TechXpo 2008, may be obtained  from Arlene Weekes at telephone number 427-5270 or 427-1820.

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