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Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the second year of this exciting program opportunity!
The 2018 NSCC Weather Station Project will provide an opportunity for students from the School of Trades and Technology to travel to Grenada in the Caribbean to participate in a two-week program in May 2018. NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the T.A. Marryshow Community College from Grenada (http://www.tamcc.edu.gd/) and Grenlec the local power utility. NSCC program participants will collaborate on the 2018 Weather Station Project with counterparts from the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC).
The project will be the design and implementation of extensions to environmental data acquisition systems on the island which reflect the operating conditions and limitations learned from the previous phase of this project. Wind measurements is one of the key areas identified as an addition to each system.
This program is open to second-year NSCC students from the following programs:
This project could act as a senior design project for students.
Selected NSCC students will be mentored by two (2) NSCC employees who will provide support to the students during all phases of the program. The senior employee lead will travel in 2018 and the junior lead will travel in 2019.
About Grenada and T.A. Marryshow Community College
The State of Grenada (www.grenadagrenadines.com/#) is made up of three islands, namely, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. It is the most southern of the Caribbean island chain known as the Windward Islands. Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters. The size of Grenada is 344 square kilometers, with an estimated population of 110,000. The capital of Grenada is St. George’s and tourism is the main economic sector.
T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC – www.tamcc.edu.gd) is the only publicly funded post-secondary institution in Grenada. TAMCC has four campuses and offers a wide range of programs in three schools – School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies, (SASPS), the School of Applied Arts and Technology (SAAT), and the School of Continuing Education (SCE).
Grenlec, the local electric power utility, has indicated that they are installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in various locations across the island. They have also indicated that solar electric power can be problematic to their electric grid. The electric grid consists of generators being connected together and the electric power is transmitted to various substations where it is distributed to local consumers and communities.
· Online Application (see below)
· Current Resume (uploaded to application form)
Students should complete their application on or before November 17, 2017. Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the first half of November if they are accepted to participate in this program. Within two weeks of receiving approval, students are expected to submit a $500 deposit toward the program fees. The second instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on January 5, 2018. The third instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on February 16, 2018. The final instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on March 30, 2018. Also at the time of receiving notice of selection a learning contract will be distributed to be signed by students and faculty outlining roles and responsibilities.
Project Timeline (subject to change):
|October 2017||Student Application (Call for Submission)|
|November 2017||Student Selection|
|December 2017||Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed|
|January 2018||Research and planning phase initiated|
|January 2018||Online Pre-Departure Course begins|
|April 2018||Pre-Departure Conference|
|May 2018||Weather Station Project in Grenada|
|June 2018||Editing and Follow-up Phase|
Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.
The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below. The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and TAMCC and will depend on the Eastern Caribbean Dollar exchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College.
|Travel & Health Insurance||$100|
|In-country Accommodation (shared room in a local hotel) and lunches on work days during week 1 and snacks on work days during week 2||$1,400|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$3,500|
Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):
|Passport and Passport Photo||$100|
|Immunizations and Prescriptions||$100|
|Meals ($40/day x 14 days) and Incidentals ($10/day x 14 days)||$700|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$900|
Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($100), immunizations and prescriptions ($100), meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.
Students will have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through external funding) to participate in the program. Application details will be sent to those selected to participate in the program.
Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.
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