CAPE Chemistry Workshop (Spectroscopy)


The Department hosts an annual workshop on spectroscopy and chromatography for students
sitting the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) in Chemistry.

Approximately 1000 students and 40 teachers from 41 secondary institutions across the island benefit from this workshop annually. The workshop is normally held in January.



For more information on the CAPE Chemistry workshop contact the coordinator, Dr. Novelette Sadler-McKnight at novelette.sadlermcknight@uwimona.edu.jm


Chemistry Problem-Solving Competition for Grade 11 Students

 This competition is geared towards providing a fun and educational environment to promote Chemistry and in which students can be recognized for their problem-solving and practical skills while engaging in friendly competition. The event also offers students an opportunity to test their knowledge and mastery of the Mole Concept and other key topics in Chemistry.

Each school will be represented by a team of four (4) students who will work collaboratively to solve written chemistry problems and carry out a practical experiment within a 2 hour period.

See Grade 11 Chemistry Problem Solving Competition 

For further information please contact the coordinator Dr. Ainka Brown at ainka.brown02@uwimona.edu.jm



The American Chemical Society International Student Chapter

University of the West Indies


Established: April 2015

Student members

Mario Christie, Marcel Denny, Shaquilla McNab, Rajeve Brooks, Nadine Whyte, Shorna Smith and Ruth Williams

Faculty advisors

Dr Adrian Spence

Dr Andrea Goldson Barnaby


Members of the chapter participated and emerged winners of the Communicating Chemistry Caribbean Cuisine Competition held in San Diego, California

Outreach activities included

A visit to the Western Campus of the University of the West Indies where secondary school students were exposed to fun chemistry experiments at the

Volunteers at Research Day

Visit to Glenhope Place of Safety Children’s Home

Students from the chapter were featured on Television Jamaica showcasing fun facts about Jamaica’s National Fruit, The ackee. 

See also American Chemical Society