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Guyana Wins Sagicor Visionaries Challenge Competition

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Abram Zuil Secondary has won the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge Competition with its Rice Husk Particle Board Project. While globally there are several uses for rice husk, the project team decided to focus on its use for the manufacture of rice husk particle board as a substitute for wood. Wood is commercially used in the construction industry which has resulted in deforestation in many parts of the world. While Guyana enjoys a forest cover of over 80%, the loss of forests globally has resulted in the reduced absorption of carbon dioxide which has led to enhanced greenhouse effect. This project looks at a two-fold solution, by using an agricultural waste product from the rice industry – rice husk as a substitute for wood and reducing the dependency on the forest for wood.

Three Guyanese Students to Participate in Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering

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The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that three outstanding students: Cecil Cox who topped the Caribbean in the Sciences in 2013, Benedict Sukra, and Lawrence Faria have been accepted to the Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) which is held on the campus of the UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Brain Research and Learning – A move for Inexact to Exact Research

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Abstract

Education and learning take place in the brain. However, for the brain to study itself was a challenge. Consequently in the past, many of the approaches and techniques used to determine the best teaching and learning methods were conducted by indirect qualitative type studies.
Today how a network of cells, or neurons, that compose the brain, can produce thoughts, memories and actions, are steadily being unravelled. So much so, that a project is now on the way to simulate the human brain using super computers. Creating artificial memories have already been achieved.
This being the case, this paper argues that those involved in improving teaching and learning should follow and apply more exact information coming directly from quantitative studies. To authenticate this proposition, examples of applicable research results in mathematics and science are provided.

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