SPISE: Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (2012)
Video produced by Lillie Paquette and Andrei Ivanov of the MIT Sea Grant program
Each summer since 2012, the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) has offered the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) to Caribbean high-school students, 16 to 18 years of age, who are gifted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and interested in studying and exploring careers in these disciplines. SPISE is an intensive four-week residential summer program, and is a clone of the well-known Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program in the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP). Longtime MIT electrical-engineering professor Cardinal Warde serves as Faculty Director of the OEOP and voluntarily as the Interim Executive Director of the CSF.