07 December 2018
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is best-known for its science scholarship programs, but to truly strengthen science and technology education in the country, the agency recognizes that providing scholarships to deserving students is not enough.
“There’s always a need for practical and creative science teachers and learning materials,” says DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo. “We aim to capacitate our teachers and encourage them to be innovative in the teaching and learning of STEM. This is why we come up with projects like Innobox,” Biyo adds.
Innobox: Search for the Most Innovative Teaching and Learning Resources in Science is one of the competitions organized by the agency. Now on its sophomore run, it continues to challenge science teachers to come up with ideas for more engaging science learning experience in the classroom.
TIP Cubao, Pisay Eastern Visayas, New Era, St. John-Roxas S&T projects bag top prizes in imake.wemake contest
05 December 2018
imake.wemake finalists and judges with officials and representatives of DOST-SEI and Acer Philippines
Senior high school teams from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Cubao Campus, Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, and New Era University won the coveted Youth Innovation Prize and P50,000 cash while College of St. John-Roxas nabbed the Acer IOT Award in the recently concluded imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate competition of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and Acer Philippines.
The projects of the four school teams bested twelve other projects in the Final Presentation and Awarding Ceremony held on December 3-4, 2018 at the Crimson Hotel in Alabang.
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo and Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong presented the awards in the event which also featured a gallery of the finalists’ innovative projects.
06 December 2018
Judges, organizers, and winners of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Youth Category with DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (rightmost).
From 300 film concept proposals to forty-five film entries, seven films finally earned the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. The Awarding Ceremony, held last November 28, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, was attended by more than a hundred students, teachers, science professionals, and filmmakers.
The winning films captured the role of science and technology in addressing some of the most pressing national and community issues.