03 September 2019
DOUBLE VICTORY. Jay Patrick Nieles of the University of Santo Tomas (3rd from left) bagged the Project of the Year award and one of two Best in Innovation awards in the 30th BPI-DoST Science Awards. (From left) Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation Executive Director Maricris San Diego, Best in Innovation awardees Christian Badua of the University of the Philippines Manila and Jay Patrick Nieles, and DoST-Science Education Institute Deputy Director Albert Mariño.
Jay Patrick Nieles, a BS Electronics Engineering student from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), won the coveted Project of the Year award at the 30th BPI-DOST Science Awards held last August 2, 2019, at the Alphaland City Club in Makati City.
His research on helping locked-in syndrome (LIS) patients communicate through a brain-computer typing interface that uses visual imagination of shapes and sizes was among the thirty promising entries shortlisted for this year’s competition. Nieles also received the Best in Innovation Award for the same study with Christian Badua from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila for his study on how probiotics can be used to treat colon cancer.
03 September 2019
The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is accepting applications for the 2020 S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program until September 6, 2019. Date of nationwide examination is on October 20, 2019.
DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, encourages all qualified Grade 12 students (School Year 2019-2020) to apply and pursue careers in science and technology.
“As long as you meet the requirements, seize and make the most of this opportunity to become a DOST scholar. We hope to reach not only the country’s best minds but also those with passion to serve the country,” she said.
DOST undergraduate scholars receive financial assistance of P40,000 per academic year to cover tuition and other school fees, living allowance of P7,000 per month, book allowance of P10,000 per academic year, and other scholarship privileges.
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.