Jamaican Whiz Dazzles at IBM-| Lead Jamaica Gleaner
(Source: Jamaica Gleaner)-Morant Bay High School graduate calls for more focus on science locally as his team creates new class of plastics
A Jamaican chemist, who was part of a group of researchers at IBM that recently created a new class of plastics known in the scientific world as polymers, has urged the country to focus more on science and technology.
The material developed by Dr Gavin Jones, who hails from St Thomas, and his team could deliver cheaper, lighter, stronger, and recyclable materials ideal for the electronics, aerospace, airlines, and automotive industries, and he believes that Jamaica has the talent that could deliver similar breakthroughs in other areas.
“I believe that Jamaican students possess elements such as a bold thinking, curiosity and thirst for knowledge that are keys to becoming successful scientists,” Jones told The Gleaner.