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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2017

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2017

Fostering Innovation through Research in Science &Technology


BACKGROUND

This science and technology symposium shines a spotlight on the critical role played by academic research and development. Given our growing understanding that innovation is the key to future economic competitiveness and progress, the research efforts of our scientists and their collaborative efforts with each other as well as partnerships with other institutions have never been more essential. In a world where creative ideas are our most valuable assets, we cannot afford to ignore the knowledge and talent latent inside academia and research communities.
 
The objective of this two-day event is to bring together professionals from various fields and to promote dialogue among themselves as well as the communication to society at large. The symposium gathers together researchers, industry and others from Barbados and abroad for scientific talks and presentations.
 
This symposium is now a biennial event, recognizing the necessity of providing a consistent platform for our scientists to share their research findings. Budding scientists too, are encouraged to take part and be mentored by the seasoned professionals.
 
This S&T symposium is being hosted therefore to provide a suitable forum for researchers to discuss the results of their research efforts with each other and the wider community - research efforts, which could foster greater levels of innovativeness in society.
 
 

OBJECTIVES

-    To provide a platform for the promotion of scientific and technological research in national development

-    To enable pure and applied scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and policy-makers in Barbados and the region to exchange information, research findings and ideas on science and technology

-    To demonstrate the competencies of local and regional scientists

SPEAKERS

The symposium will be addressed by mainly local researchers from various fields
 
SYMPOSIUM TOPICS
 
 
Symposium presentations will include any area of science and technology including:

Animal Science
Biotechnology
Engineering design and manufacturing
Environmental Sciences
Geology
Health Sciences
Information Technology
Metrology and Standards
Natural Products
Physical Sciences
Social issues in science and technology
Soil and plant sciences

PRESENTATION FORMAT
 
Proposals are invited for presentations in a variety of formats, which may include but are not limited to:

 Papers
Project reports
Posters
Demonstrations

Presentations will be limited to thirty (30) minutes with fifteen (20) minutes being allotted for the actual presentation and ten (10) minutes for questions, answers and comments.

An outline/abstract of the presentation should be made available in electronic form in advance of the symposium.  This would facilitate timely preparation of the proceedings.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

- Completion of a proposal form
-Submission of an abstract in electronic format on or before Tuesday February 28th, 2017

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