Congregation at Duke Chapel

PRI: A Catalyst for Science and Math Education in Belize

For the ears, you can listen to an audio recording of this presentation. [high fidelity audio playable under all personal computer operating systems via VLC media player, Microsoft Windows Media Player with the Xiph.org codecs for FLAC et al, OS X QuickTime with the XiphQT plugin, etc., on many Android-based mobile devices, and on iOS-based mobile devices via apps such as FLAC Player or Golden Ear]

PRI: A Catalyst for Science and Math Education in Belize

presentation at Adult Forum by
Arlie O. Petters, Benjamin Powell Professor & Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Business Administration, Duke University
January 19, 2014

For the eyes, you view the video that we used as an introduction of Dr. Petters to the class.


first slide of presentation with title, again


map showing Belize and western Caribbean Sea


Belize: Strengths

  • Natural Beauty
  • Historic Sites
  • English Speaking
  • Proximity to US
closeup photograph of beautiful flower

photo of ancient Mayan 'El Castillo' at Xunantunich


aerial photo of river winding through jungle


photos of four flowers


photo of pier


photos of birds


Belize: Challenge

  • 40% of Population Lives in Poverty
    WHAT ???

photos of luxurious waterfront properties


The Other Side of the Fence ...

photos of primitive house by Edward Marritz


photo of young Arlie Petters


photo of student and mother in front of home


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Nonprofit
501 (c)(3)
Private

photograph of Petters Research Institute building

PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute Mission

  • Catalyst for developing the Belizean human capital in
    Science Technology Engineering Mathematics(STEM)
  • Tie STEM education to entrepreneurship

PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute Scholarships

Juana Meza

PSE National Exam 6th out of 6,366 students!

PRI Scholarship for High School

photograph of Juana Meza

PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute Scholarships

Juana Meza

Highest CXC Exam Score in Country!

PRI Scholarship for Junior College

photograph of Juana Meza a few years later

PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute Donations
photograph of donation of computer equipment


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Governmental Collaborations

photograph of three leaders in front of chalkboard


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Governmental Collaborations

photograph of two leaders seated


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Programs and Workshops

photograph of students at a program


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Programs and Workshops

photograph of students collecting data in the field


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Programs and Workshops

photograph of students presenting project results


PRI Belize logo Petters Research Institute

Programs and Workshops

photograph of students admitted to US universities


photograph of beach in front of reef


More information is available at the website of the Petters Research Institute.