20 May 2019
The Philippine Robotics National Team (DYCI Blue Ocean’s 10 from Dr. Yanga’s College, Inc.) with Ms. Mylene Abiva of FELTA Multi-Media (leftmost) at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA.
A cozier life in space awaits astronauts, thanks to the impressive creations of The Philippine Robotics National Team. Their awe-inspiring robots earned two coveted awards in the recent For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League World Championship held in Houston, Texas, USA on April 15-21, 2019.
The national delegation, winners of the 8th FLL Philippines, comprised two teams – DYCI Blue Ocean’s 10 from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc. (Ages 12-17) and Team CYLLO from De La Salle Zobel (ages 6-12).
20 May 2019
DOST officials, organizers, and participants of the 8th ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars Conference at the opening ceremony held on May 2, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
To discuss Industry 4.0 and its inevitable impact on the scientific and education landscapes, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) together with the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program – National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) convened science scholars and educators in the 8th ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars Conference.
The conference, aptly themed “Level Up to Level All: Science as Platform for Industry 4.0”, was held on 2-3 May 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City with more than 400 DOST graduate scholars, faculty members of the NSC member-universities under the ASTHRDP, and guests in attendance.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, through a message delivered by Assistant Secretary Leah Buendia, encouraged participants to adapt to changes and find ways to thrive amid the changes. “We have a technological environment that is different from what it used to be a decade ago, which means, we have to speed up our efforts to catch-up or even leapfrog other countries, technologically,” Secretary de la Peña said.
The Climate Science Youth Camp (CSYC), one of the science promotion projects of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), tackles a very timely issue with this year’s theme: H2O: Highlands to Oceans “Water is Life”.
The science camp is an annual “summer” event of the DOST-SEI. For its 2019 run on April 24 – May 3, campers will explore the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte.
Participants, composed of 40 high school students and 20 science teachers from various high schools in Region XI (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, and Davao City), will experience “camp life” and spend time in the hills and beaches of the island learning about the hydrological cycle and climate change.
15 May 2019
To strengthen the country’s science and math programs, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) brings together educators and policy makers in the Philippines and the Asian region in the 1st DOST-SEI Project STAR International Conference.
The event, which will be held on August 7-9, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will feature esteemed educators Dr. Frederick Leung of the University of Hong Kong and Dr. Chun-yen Chang of the National Taiwan Normal University as guest speakers. The conference is free but interested participants are required to pre-register with DOST-SEI.
Participants will discuss and share ideas on the current global state of science and mathematics education, exploring this year’s theme, “Perspectives in Science and Mathematics Education: Building Connections, Sustaining Innovations and Sharing Pedagogies”.
31 March 2019
Qualifiers to the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs reached yet another all-time high as 9,852 graduating high school students clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship programs.
This year’s qualifiers breached the 8,994 mark of last year’s passers, up by 10 percent, a record for the scholarship program which started in 1958.
Out of the total number of passers, 5,819 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for academically talented students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 4, 033 top ranking examinees passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
The 2019 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination which was held on October 21, 2018 in 290 test centers nationwide hit a record-breaking of 73,712 total number of examinees.