Kimroy Bailey for UTech research day

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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RENEWABLE energy consultant, innovator and founder of Kimroy Bailey Robotics and the KB Foundation, Kimroy Bailey, will be guest speaker at the opening ceremony for the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica's Research, Technology and Innovation Day (RTID) on March 12 at the institution's Papine campus.

The day will showcase cutting-edge, applied research and innovation being undertaken by the university with the objective of significantly impacting areas of national and regional development.

The day's activities will include college/faculty display exhibits as well as a Speakers' Forum on research and innovation being pursued in areas such as renewable energy, sports, food security, forensic science, technical and vocational education, education transformation, Tribology, informaiton communication technology, law and the health sciences.

Twenty-five year old Bailey, a UTech graduate with a BSc degree in electrical engineering, has among his several awards and accolades the 2012 Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence in International Achievements. He also has to his credit, awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the areas of renewable energy, leadership and robotics.

With a mantra for a "100 per cent Renewable Jamaica," Bailey's Foundation has piloted Jamaica's first 100 per cent Renewable Energy Community Centre in Trelawny, while his company is currently preparing to launch Bailey Botics, a locally manufactured Fire Fighter robotics kit capable of extinguishing a fire using a smart phone. He notes that "the platform is designed to introduce high school students to the fields
of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through innovation. His other inventions being pursued include a security robot to protect the home and a robotic right arm to assist amputated individuals."

Among the topics and innovations to be presented at RTID are:

* Human Identification by DNA Fingerprinting;

* Supporting Nutraceutical Development in Jamaica;

* The Impact of Climate Change on Blue Mountain Coffee;

* The Link between Air Pollution, Diabetes and Obesity;

* Do Healthy Foods Cost More Than Less Healthy Options in Jamaica?;

* Using Background Music to Stimulate Mathematical Learning;

* Demystifying the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report on Jamaica;

* Fostering an Innovation Mindset Amongst Jamaican Youth;

* Connecting STEM Principles to Home Economics: Problem-Solving in the 21st Century Classroom;

* A multipurpose bed designed to improve bedroom comfort and reduce space confinement for students living in small living quarters;

* A remote control night lamp;

* The FELS Clock: An instrument designed to measure and indicate time designed with CAD software and using 3D Printing; and

* An analysis of Jamaican endemic plants from the Cockpit Country.

The day's activities are free and open to the public.

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