14 Aug. 2022
Weekly Current (archived version)
UCCI hosts popular summer STEM camp. Three Caymanians intern at OfReg. Gabriella Watson wins CIMPA scholarship.
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University College of the Cayman Islands welcomed 30 students to its annual STEM summer camp.
As usual, the popular camp filled quickly: This year, the 30 available spots were gone within three hours of registration opening.
Activities — all related to Science, Technology, Education and/or Mathematics — included 3D printing and design, vlogging, slime making, robotics and drones.
UCCI Assistant Professor Antoinette Gayle has been running the camp since it started in 2017.
She said: “STEM employment is amongst the fastest growing sectors in the world. When you think about the roles that STEM encompasses, from computing and healthcare to engineering and much more, STEM sectors change our worlds and drive innovation. We want as many of Cayman’s young people as possible to understand how important STEM development is to their worlds and to be excited by them realizing that they themselves can be the change agents.”
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Three Caymanian students joined government utilities regulator OfReg for a six-week summer internship programme.
This year’s interns are: Rueben Moore, Latoya Frazer and Rohae Burrell.
OfReg CEO Peter Gough said, “Part of our role as the regulator to protect the long-term critical national utility infrastructure is to make sure we plan successfully for the future.”
“That means we must not only invest in the physical infrastructure but also in our people, and in particular, our young people.”
Gabriella Watson of Bodden Town won the Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association’s annual marketing scholarship.
The $5,000 grant will go to help Watson pay for her bachelor’s degree studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“I would like to express my gratitude to CIMPA for their generosity and support. I was honoured to learn that I was selected as the recipient of this year’s CIMPA Scholarship and receiving it means a lot to me,” Watson said.
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