What is SOSA?

SOSA is a team of working scientists and STEM education facilitators who are dedicated to promoting scientific advancement for underserved groups in order to fuel future development.

SOSA's Mission

Our mission is to connect scientists to stimulate progress through scientific output, and to provide exposure and training to young students so that they view science as accessible, as a career option, and as a practical tool in everyday life.

  1. Access to our Annual Symposia
  2. Membership in the SOSA community - inclusion in our database connects like-minded scientists and STEM personnel
  3. Impact science policy & youth outlook
  4. Facilitate opportunities outside of academia that utilize scientific training

Youth Programs

  1. Participation in hands-on workshops for students – STEM Talent Expansion through Promotion of Science (STEPS)
  2. Community outreach sessions
  3. Youth employability sessions & internship opportunities
  4. STEM and Health course development

SOSA making an Impact

In just a few short years, SOSA has impacted thousands of students, hundreds of scientific and clinical personnel and dozens of teachers in the US, across the Caribbean and beyond. Help us to have an ever bigger impact!

Featured Sponsors


Board Members

Distinguished Board of Advisors

  • Marcia Roye
    Associate Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of the West Indies
  • Paul Gyles
    Dean, College of Natural & Applied Sciences, Northern Caribbean University
  • Wayne McLaughlin
    Deputy Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies
  • Michael Pepper
    Director, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Pretoria
  • Cordel Green
    Executive Director, Jamaica Broadcasting Commission
  • Jayaraj Jayaraman
    Professor, Biotechnology and Plant Microbiology, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
  • Denise Eldemire-Shearer
    Professor of Public Health and Ageing & Director of Graduate Studies and Research, University of the West Indies
  • Craig Fletcher
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Yasmin Hurd
    Chair, Translational Neuroscience & Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Carlos Torres-Ramos
    Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Puerto Rico
  • Earle Taylor
    Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Namibia
  • Cliff Riley
    Executive Director, Scientific Research Council
  • Courtney Betty
    President & CEO, Timeless Herbal Care
  • Neville Graham
    Director, Health Care Administration & Science Medicine,Head of School, Caribbean School of Sports Sciences, University of Technology
  • Alyse Courtines
    VP, Client Services, MKTG
  • Michael Tonge
    Partnership Director & Co-Founder, CLP Group LLC
  • Trevor Archer
    NIH Distinguished Investigator & Chief, Epigenetics and Stem Cell Laboratory, NIEHS


Join a growing network of scientists from around the world to promote scientific advancement in developing countries, and to impact STEM education for underserved groups.