DOST-SEI OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE ISSUE OF THE “DELAY OF DOST STIPEND” POSTED BY A DOST-SEI SCHOLAR
27 August 2019
The DOST-SEI, in its commitment to serve its clients promptly and efficiently, would like to inform concerned DOST-SEI scholars enrolled in UP Diliman that the funds for the financial assistance, including the amount allocated for the stipends of new and ongoing scholars for AY 2018-2019, were released to the University on July 4 and October 7, 2018 for the First Semester; on March 7, 2019 for the Second Semester; and on August 8, 2019 to cover expenses of DOST-SEI scholars enrolled for the Midyear.
As we are very much aware of the day-to-day needs of our scholars, we ensure that enough funds are made available for timely disbursement by the University, particularly for the stipends of all enrolled scholars, despite any delay in the submission of the required reports and other documents.
Nonetheless, we will immediately discuss with the concerned parties in the University on how to avoid delays in the release of stipends and other financial assistance to scholars.
Rest assured that DOST-SEI will address this issue in the best way possible.
05 August 2019
PHILIPPINE IMO TEAM. The Philippines’ representatives at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held last July 11-22 in the United Kingdom all brought home medals. (Front, L-R) Vincent Dela Cruz (Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science), Sean Anderson Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School), Immanuel Josiah Balete (St. Stephen’s High School), Deputy Leader Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio, Trainer Mr. Russelle Guadalupe and Team Leader Dr. Richard Eden. (Back, L-R) Dion Stephan Ong (Ateneo de Manila Senior High School), Andres Rico Gonzales III (De La Salle University Integrated School) and Bryce Ainsley Sanchez (Grace Christian College). Photo courtesy of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP).
The Philippine contingent to the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) claimed an impressive win as all six members of the team won a medal in the oldest and most prestigious of the international scientific olympiads.
The national team held strong by bringing home one silver and five bronzes against more than 600 other contestants in the competition held in Bath, United Kingdom from July 11-22, 2019.
This is only the second time, after the 58th IMO in 2017, that all six representatives won a medal. The Philippines also ranked 31st out of 112 countries, up from last year’s 38th out of 107 countries.
24 July 2019
Emerson Philippines gives DOST-SEI’s Science Explorer a boost by providing laptops for use of students in the mobile learning facility. The signing of the deed of donation was held on July 17, 2019 during the National Science Technology Week celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. In photo are (L-R sitting) Emerson Asia Pacific President / Emerson Philippines General Manager, Mr. Ed Boone, and DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, with (L-R standing) Emerson Philippines’ Mr. Ruben Cu, event host, Ms. Ganiel Krishnan, and DOST-SEI Deputy Director, Engr. Albert Mariño.
Students will have a more engaging classroom experience aboard the Science Explorer as Emerson Philippines donated laptops to the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the agency behind the country’s first mobile science learning facility.
Since its inception in 2010, the Science Explorer bus has served more than 32,000 students from over 100 municipalities all over the country. Inside the mobile lab, top young scientists and engineers teach specialized science and technology modules to elementary and high school students, mostly from public schools in far-flung areas in the Philippines.