Suprises fill 3rd Tagisang Robotics
Pitogo High School, one of the eight new schools in the 3rd Tagisang Robotics: Design, Build and Play Competition, surprised all the 39 schools—veterans and rookies, alike—as they ruled the elimination round with a perfect 6-0 slate, making them not only the Best Rookie Team but also the Best Team. As the Best Rookie Team, they won P50,000 cash prize, P10,000 for their coach, medals for all students and a trophy for their school. They also secured another P100,000 cash prize, P30,000 for their coach, along with a trophy and medals for being the Best Team.
Likewise, the alliance of Benigno Aquino High School—last year’s Best Team Awardee—, Ramon Magsaysay Cubao High School, and Rizal National Science High School won the Final Round with a perfect 2-0 record to be named as the Best Alliance and bring home P150, 000 cash prize, P30,000 for their coaches, medals for students and trophies for their schools.
Pisay Cebu studes to represent PHL to int’l water rocket competition
From Cebu to Bulacan to Vietnam.
Two fourth year students from Philippine Science High School – Central Visayas whizzed their way to Hanoi, Vietnam as they represent the Phillippines in the 20th Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum Water Rocket Competition in November.
Beating 17 other schools in the National Water-boosted Rocket Competition held at Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan, PSHS-Central Visayas students Mary Dorothy Dinampo and Weand Ybanez landed their rocket 2.4 meters away from the target placed 70 meters away from them.
DOST-SEI 2014 Scholarship Exams in Zambo postponed
With the ensuing crisis between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute has postponed the 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship Examination in Zamboanga City and nearby provinces.
DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo said the scholarship exam, scheduled on Sunday, September 22, will be postponed in the following areas: Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Dipolog City, Pagadian City, Basilan Province, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
DOST honors 380 scholar-graduates
The science community has gained a fresh shot in the arm.
Graduating with honors for school year 2012-2013, three hundred eighty (380) scholars of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) are off to bolster the Philippine science community as they were honored during the “In Touch with Excellence” held during the 2013 National Science and Technology Week.
Overall, 10 summa cum laude, 74 magna cum laude, 285 cum laude, six honorable mentions, one academic excellence, and one academic distinction were awarded—both in the undergraduate and graduate levels—during the ceremony. Seven scholar-graduates were also given incentives for completing their degrees earlier than the prescribed period of studies.
Baclaran ES, E. Rondon HS rule ‘Smarter Kids, Smarter Scientists’ competition
Baclaran Elementary School and Ernesto Rondon High School showed they’ve got enough science smarts to win over their counterparts in the first-ever ‘Smarter Kids, Smarter Scientists’ competition held last 24-25 July 2013 at the Manila Ocean Park (MOP).
The ‘game show’ was part of the festivities lined-up during the recently concluded 2013 National Science and Technology Week of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
20 Schools battle in DOST-SEI Science Game Show
Out to continue making science exciting among students, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) rides on the game show platform in engaging students and scientists in a fun test of scientific skills.
“Smarter Kids, Smarter Scientists: The Ultimate Clash of Science Smarts” will be DOST-SEI’s offering for the youth in partnership with the Manila Ocean Park and in cooperation with Sharp Calculators and Felta Multi-media as the Philippines celebrates the 2013 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) starting July 23, 2013.
9 HS vie for Best Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes
Nine high schools from the different regions in the country will contend for having the Best Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes in science and mathematics.
Central Azucarera De Tarlac High School-Annex in Tarlac City, Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial National HS in Biñan City, Calamba Bayside National HS in Calamba City, Tabaco National HS in Tabaco City, Cordova National HS in Cebu, Digos City National HS in Davao del Sur, Surigao City National HS in Surigao City, Manggahan HS in Pasig City, and Antonio J. Villegas Vocational HS in Manila will battle out in being the best school in managing large classes or those classes with students ranging from 50 to 70.
PHL Math Tablet Courseware nominated in ISIF Asia Awards
A Philippine-made mathematics courseware for tablet users is nominated to this year’s Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) Asia Awards which gives recognition to the important contributions of innovation in giving creative solutions to social and economic development issues of the Asia Pacific Region.
A joint project of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute (SEI) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), the project is nominated under the Innovations on Learning and Localization category.
SEI’s Geo-Marine Science Camp wows 59 studes, teachers
Fifty nine students and teachers from Regions IV-A, IV-B and V conquered Puerto Galera from the sea and up to the mountain in quest of fun yet extensive scientific learning.
This, as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in cooperation with the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute (MSI) and National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), conducted the 2013 Geo-Marine Science Camp last April 28 to May 4 in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
2014 Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarships Now Open
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the country’s primary S&T human resources development agency, announces that the application for its Undergraduate Scholarship Programs, namely 1) RA 7687 Scholarship and 2) Merit Scholarship, is now open for talented and deserving students who wish to pursue 4- or 5- year courses in priority science and technology fields.
DOST Chief to new scholars: contribute to “Smarter PH’ drive
In order to fully achieve a ‘Smarter Philippines’, more scientists and engineers need to be on the same page with government goals.
This was the message that Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo addressed to the qualifiers for this year’s undergraduate scholarship programs of the science agency.
3,597 HS grads qualify as new science scholars
The Department of Science and Technology through the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), continues its mission of producing and developing future Filipino scientists and engineers as it announces the 3,597 high school students who qualify as DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholars starting School Year 2013-2014. This is 7.1% higher than the 3,359 number of qualifiers last year. Moreover, the number of municipalities with qualifiers also increased to 1,107 this year compared to 975 in 2012.
From the total number of the 2013 passers, 3,089 belong to economically disadvantaged families who qualified under the RA 7687 Scholarship grants, while 508 students who topped the examination qualified under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
Search for best practices in large sci & math classes on
Once again, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is in search for the most novel practices in teaching science and mathematics among schools with large and extra large classes.
Dubbed the “Search for Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics,” SEI will award two winning schools with the most inventive instructional practices with P100,000 and a plaque of recognition to help them improve further their large class teaching practices. The search is open for public and private secondary schools nationwide with class sizes of more than 50 students in any grade from 7 to 10.
Science Explorer sails, wows Mindoreños
For the first time in its four-year run, the Science Explorer, the country’s first mobile science learning facility crossed the sea to reach Oriental Mindoro and bring its signature ‘cool science learning experience’ to students and young indigenous people.
Aiming to widen its impact, the Science Education Institute’s (SEI) Science Explorer traveled more than 10 hours to reach the municipality of Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro where 540 young Mindoreños from 15 public elementary and high schools got a dose of exciting hands-on learning.
DOST chief envisions ‘smart Philippines’ led by science scholars
“Transformative growth through science and technology.”
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo prodded Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) scholars to lead the way in sustaining economic growth in the Philippines through pioneering research aimed at creating the country’s niche in the world economy.
Speaking before the 2nd DOST-Science Education Institute’s (SEI)– ASTHRDP-National Science Consortium Scholars’ Conference, Montejo explained that the country’s focus is shifting from one that strives for an ‘information-led society’ to one that seeks the creation of a ‘smart society’; with the latter being led by science and technology.
Science Explorer gives love to Malabon studes on V-day
The Science Explorer, the country’s first and only mobile science learning facility, kicked-off 2013 by celebrating Valentine’s day thru fun learning with students of Malabon.
Armed with new Science modules on basic programming and internet for research, the team from the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) engaged 90 students from Longos National High School in interactive lessons and unique experiments on the said topics. The one-day session also featured the crowd favorite Robotics module.
308 studes reap medals in science and math contests, highest in Phl history
The year 2012 has set a new record in the history of international science and math competitions in the Philippines as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) honors 308 elementary and high school students who has won gold, silver and bronze medals in the international arena.
DOST-SEI Director Dr. Filma G. Brawner said that 2012 was a record feat for the Philippines being the year with the highest number of Filipino elementary and high school students who reap medals in international science and mathematics competitions in a year.