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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:

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

The American Chemical Society International Student Chapter

Established: April 2015 Student members Zoe Garwood, Sashana Staple, Nadesha Pinnock, Yanique Black, Sherdon Sterling, Akenio Patterson, 

Deneikah Jackson and Brittania Cheese

Faculty advisors

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

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