|Light poles and wires linger dangerously in the streets of St. Thomas after the passage of Hurricane Sandy|
The parish of St. Thomas was severely affected during the passage of Hurricane Sandy, consequently most of the parish and eastern Jamaica is still without electricity and running water. A few months before Sandy took the time out to pay a special visit to our eastern parishes, members of the UTech IEEE group partnered with the Digital Yard Foundation to deliver a presentation at the Morant Bay High School on the impact Robotics and Technology will have on Jamaica and the role of high schools in our country’s technological development.
|Davian Smith recieved an IEEE Spectrum Magazine for participating in our interactive session|
We had the premiere opportunity to share with students between 3rd and 6th form about the benefits of Science and Technology and also used my Tropical Storm Wind Turbine model to engage the students on the impact engineers will have on our society. Members from the group shared their experiences about working on robotic projects during their studies at UTech and motivated the students to do likewise and emerge themselves in fields of Science, Technology and Engineering to help our nation to grow to its 2030 vision of being the place of choice to Live, Work, Raise Families and do business.
|Students at the Morant Bay High School steer attentively as Radgiv Guy presents on Robotics in Jamaica|
The day at Morant Bay High was really interesting as students immerse themselves in our discussions; who would have thought that a few months later this would have happened to their parish and to eastern Jamaica. Our hearts and prayers goes out to the families that are left homeless and the thousands still without electricity and running water. Like Jamaica have previously done and will continue to do, our nation shall rise again.