November 29, 2018
Indie-Siyensya, the first and only science filmmaking competition in the Philippines, will bestow awards to top science films for the third consecutive year.
The Awarding Ceremony, which will be held on November 28, 2018, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will feature the best works selected from more than 40 film entries submitted in the Youth and Open categories.
Indie-Siyensya’s board of judges, composed of filmmakers and educators Patrick F. Campos, Garry Jay Montemayor and Seymour Barros Sanchez and scientists Mudjekeewis Santos and Reinabelle Reyes, screened over 300 concept proposals since the competition’s launch last July 6, 2018 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.
November 29, 2018
After three months of building their technology-based projects focusing on waste management, traffic control, wildlife conservation, disaster mitigation, educational innovation, and others, the remaining 16 school-teams of the 2018 imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. project are set to battle it out for the three top prizes in December.
The project, organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) together with Acer Philippines, is now in its second year of helping students address their community problems through science, technology, and innovation (STI). On December 3-4, the finalists will face the judges to present their projects and determine who will take home the three Youth Innovation Prizes along with Php 50,000 cash prizes.
“We are excited to see how our finalists executed their proposals and what they have accomplished in the span of three months. We received promising project concepts and Acer Philippines was kind enough to provide them with the Cloudprofessor technology that shall power our students’ projects,” said SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo.
29 November 2018
Six scholars of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) received their diploma in Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Perak, Malaysia during its 18th Convocation held on 18 November 2018.
Dr. Josette Biyo, SEI Director, together with Dr. Josefina Abilay, DOST IV-B Regional Director, and some officials of the Palawan State University (PSU) graced the event.
The scholar-graduates are faculty members from PSU and Batangas State University (BSU)—two among a few universities in the country that offer undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering. The six have been teaching for the program in the said universities but could not secure tenure since they are not Master's degree holders. At present, there is no university in the country that offers graduate degree in the said program hence those who intend to take advance degree in Petroleum Engineering had to pursue it abroad.