“So for me attending last week-end’s Bermuda Principles dinner was a real blessing. I was impressed and determined that I had
to follow up with Dr. Weldon this week. When we met,
“I shared with her that there may be an opportunity through the C Eugene Cox Education Awards to assist those interested in studying in the STEM sector and assist the goal of the Bermuda Principles Foundation to expand science based opportunities.
“I liaised with my brothers, who were supportive and said that our parents would be proud,” she said.
“This is a passing of the torch in one sense as the Cox charity has wound down. Yet there is the chance to do some good with the monies that have been raised through the kindness of the community.
“It can make a difference and may be able to provide a much-needed boost to enable successful applicants to pursue their dreams and their STEM studies.
“The aim through the collaboration with the Bermuda Principles Foundation is to directly benefit those who have a need and are aspiring to be in the STEM space.
“We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be
science, engineering, mathematics and technology.
“The best way to get students involved in science who want to either follow science careers or incorporate it into their lives or to achieve science literacy is to expose them to the various jobs in STEM.