Santa Martha Flood Relief
In October 2017, BVEC was invited by the Rotary Club of Orange Walk to present to the community of Santa Martha village in Orange Walk Town. The village was recently devastated by a flood and BVEC was there to give spread awareness on mosquitoes and illnesses associated as well as preventative methods.
2017 Outreach Activities
May 24, 2017
BVEC is proud to continue sponsoring the Annual Biology & Chemistry Symposium at the University of Belize, Central Campus, Belmopan City. At this annual symposium, faculty and students present their research findings to peers and community members to raise awareness the sciences and facilitate scholarly engagement.
Each year, top posters are awarded prizes through the support and generosity of BVEC managing directors Drs. Nicole L. Achee and John P. Grieco. This year, the BVEC symposium awardees are:
1st place: Briean William (Poster Title: Historical Water Quality Data of the Belize River & watershed Extracted from Environmental Impact Assessments)
2nd place: Aspiro Urbina (Poster Title: Species Richness and Abundance of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of Saint Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, Belize)
3rd place: Alexandra Fabro (Poster Title: The Isolation and Identification of Parasites and Culture Dependent Bacteria from the Internal and External body of Petenia splendida, Bay Snook, in the Crooked Tree Lagoon
Additionally, MSGH students from the University of Notre Dame engage in the UB Annual Biology & Chemistry Symposium, often presenting portions of their capstone projects.
2017 UB Symposia awardees
Briean William (Right) with BVEC Research Staff Donovan Leiva and Marla Magaña
Aspiro Urbina (Right) with BVEC Staff Marla Magaña and Donovan Leiva
Alexandra Fabro (Right) with BVEC Staff Marla Magaña and Donovan Leiva
BVEC staff (Left: Donovan Leiva, Marla Magaña)
3rd Annual UB Science Fair
BVEC was invited to be a part of the 3rd Annual UB Science Fair in November 2016 which was bigger than the previous year. There was a bigger turnout of students who were are actively engaged and asking questions. Students from all levels came around to learn about the different vectors and to gain knowledge on threats such as the Zika virus and preventative methods.
New Hope High School Science Fair
On March 2016, BVEC was invited to the New Hope High School Science Fair to share our knowledge of vectors and vector borne diseases with the students and attendees. Students from both primary and secondary level institutions were present at the event.
2nd Annual UB Science Expo
BVEC is a proud participant of the University of Belize Science Expo held yearly in the month of November. BVEC made its first appearance in the expo on November 2015 and have since continued to participate. Being the National University, UB invited schools from primary, secondary and even tertiary level institutions to be a part of the event and visit the different booths so they can gain insight to the field of science.