September 13, 2018
Ready, set, build. Students test their kit-of-parts during the 2nd imake.wemake training/workshop.
Filipino communities may soon find answers to pressing issues in education, traffic, waste management, disaster preparedness and others as 16 senior high school teams made it to the second round of the 2nd imake.wemake, an S&T innovation competition organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) in partnership with Acer Philippines.
“It will be a battle among school teams but the real winners here are Filipinos who will benefit from their inventions,” DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo said.
Biyo and Acer Philippines General Manager Manuel Wong graced the project pitching and closing ceremony of the five-day event held on September 3-7, 2018 at the Microtel UP Technohub in Quezon City which featured promising student inventions like low-cost GPS tracking for wildlife conservation, online waste management integration, and anti-overloading device among others.
September 10, 2018
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (center) with Smart's Education Program head Stephanie Orlino (L) and Kristine Magadia of Smart Public Affairs (R). Photo courtesy of Smart Communities.
Filipino students in remote areas will soon have access to the DOST Courseware – an interactive science and math resource conceptualized and produced by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
Thanks to a recent partnership between DOST-SEI and Smart Communications, students in the most far-flung schools in the country will be able to use the DOST Courseware app. The app will come preinstalled in the tablets included in every Smart School-in-a-Bag package and will be given to students and teachers from 32 schools in Tawi-Tawi, Davao, Cagayan, Benguet, La Union, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Capiz, Iloilo, Cebu, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Maguindanao.
DOST-SEI provided sets of the courseware to Smart during the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing held on August 1, 2018 at the DOST-SEI office in Taguig City. The sets include Modules in Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools, Grades 1-6 Mathematics, and Grades 7 and 8 Science and Mathematics.
16 August 2018
Bearing the Philippine flag with pride. The Philippines Team at the International Physics Olympiad (L-R) Prof. Ian Vega, Mikhail Torio, Steven Reyes, Charles Bartolo, and Prof. Perry Esguerra.
Three Filipino students became a nigh-unstoppable force at the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), taking the country closer to gold than it has ever been at the annual worldwide competition.
Steven Reyes, who hails from St. Jude Catholic School (SJSC), bagged a silver medal for the Philippines. Meanwhile, Mikhail Torio from the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus (PSHS-MC) and Charles Bartolo from the Philippine Science High School-Central Luzon Campus (PSHS-CLC) each brought home a bronze medal.
September 10, 2018
DOST, DepEd, and Lipa City officials during the inauguration of Lipa City’s 21st Century Classrooms. Photo courtesy of Mr. Henri De Leon, STII.
Lipa City, Batangas.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) joined other government agencies in unveiling the first batch of the 21st Century Learning Environment Model (CLEM) Classrooms at Inosloban-Marawoy Integrated National High School (INHS) in Lipa City last August 13, 2018.
Present during the event were DOST Undersecretary for ROS Brenda N. Manzano, DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño, DOST 4A CALABARZON Director Alexander Madrigal, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, DICT Acting Secretary Usec. Eliseo Rio, NEA Batangas Chairman of the Board Armando Cusi, and Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto.
08 August 2018
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (center) addressing the media during the press conference. Also in photo are DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño (leftmost) and DOST scholar-graduate John Kenneth Malilay (rightmost).
Now is the best time to become a DOST scholar.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced new developments on its scholarship programs, which include increased number of slots and a higher monthly stipend rate for all its scholars.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo made the pronouncement in a press conference held on July 18, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The event coincides with the celebration of the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), which Biyo considers an opportune time to drum up the public’s interest in DOST’s scholarship program.