“We are happy to have you and to facilitate this meeting,” said Garcia. “The teaching of science in our primary and secondary schools is something we want to keep on the front burner. Any opportunity that we have to embrace information that will assist in the teaching of science, we welcome it.” Negishi will deliver a public lecture at the Learning Resource Centre of the University of the West Indies today at 5 pm on “Pursuit of Many Lofty Dreams with Eternal Optimism over Half-a-Century”. It is the first lecture for the Annual Cariscience Nobel Laureate Lecture Series.
Cariscience is affiliated with UNESCO, the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, UWI, the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the University of the Southern Caribbean.
Negishi jointly won the Noble Prize in chemistry in 2010 for his work on palladium- catalysed cross coupling in organic synthesis.