13 October 2016
It was mission accomplished for Rizal National Science High School as it bested 14 other schools to win the 2nd Can Satellite (CanSat) Competition during the 2016 World Space Week (WSW) Celebration held on 5-7 October in Los Baños, Laguna.
The team composed of Josh Rael Jorquia, Matthew Lemuel Rey, Marla Ena Rosales, and their coach, Marlon Sta. Catalina, designed their CanSat to gather barometric pressure, temperature, and global positioning system as its primary mission. They added sensors to gather humidity and light intensity, and a camera to capture images as part of its secondary mission. With a successful launch and data transmission from the CanSat to their ground station, Rizal NSHS made an effective analysis of their data to emerge on top.
The victory earned them a Php 10,000 cash prize and a trophy.
04 October 2016
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is set to continue the momentum of last year’s historic celebration of the World Space Week (WSW) with the second installment of the Can Satellite (Can Sat) Competition.
The competition, along with the annual National Water-boosted Rocket Launching and Poster Making Contests, will highlight the 18th WSW celebration, which will be brought back to Los Baños, Laguna on October 5-7.
The Can Sat competition, which has versions in Europe, the United States and Asia, was adopted by the country beginning last year as a platform to excite high school students in space science through development and launching of soda can-sized satellites that can gather basic atmospheric data.
“It guides students to the actual satellite development process—from designing, building, launching, up to collecting, transmitting, and analyzing data,” said Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of DOST-SEI. “It is our way of making them interested in space science.”
01 August 2016
Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Director Dr. Josette Biyo is set to receive a prestigious Educational Leadership Award from the World Education Congress of CMO Asia.
The Award will be given at 7th Asia’s Education Excellence Awards to be held on August 5, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Marina Square in Singapore.
The Asia's Education Excellence Awards are given to “individuals and institutions that have surpassed several levels of excellence” and set examples of exemplary leadership and have made a difference in the communities and the nation they serve. Biyo’s award consists a Citation.
The said award, as well as the other individual and institutional awards to be handed by CMO Asia in the said event, is intensely researched on by a group of international judges who shortlisted prospects based on their extraordinary work and track record of achievements. A Jury comprising of senior professionals and leaders from across the globe then reviewed the shortlist.