24 July 2019
STEM in Motion. NuLab mobile science learning facility joins the festivities of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City for its initial run.
Senior high school students can get a glimpse of the emerging science careers in “nuLab”, the new mobile science learning facility of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
This is DOST-SEI’s second science bus for Filipino learners, following the success of the Science Explorer, which has served around 32,000 elementary and high school students in more than 100 municipalities all over the country since 2010.
While the Science Explorer mostly caters to younger students, nuLab is primarily intended for senior high school students.
12 July 2019
ON A ROLL. The Philippine Robotics National Team takes the world stage again after their victories in the FLL in Houston and FLL in Turkey. The Team (represented this time by Grace Christian College) pose with Ms. Mylene Abiva of FELTA Multi-Media (leftmost) at the FLL Asia Pacific Open Championship 2019 held last July 4-7, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Photo courtesy of FELTA.
The Philippine Robotics National Team claimed victory for the Philippines at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Asia Pacific Open Championship held on 4-7 July 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
The national team, represented this time by Grace Christian College’s “Gracean Whiz”, received the SILVER Award for Gracious Professionalism in the competition that engaged 43 teams (over 400 students) from 21 countries. Gracean Whiz is composed of students Alexis Diane Ngo, Heart Bernice Tan, Gen Bernardine Dy, Denzell Robyn Dy, Ethan Russell Uy, Zoe Angeli Uy, Arabelle Galupe, Ziyang Zhang, Kylie Danielle Sy, and Chrysylle So with coaches Arlyn Jordan and Warren John Ong Pe.
Gracious Professionalism originated in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology), which is the ethos of encouraging high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others and respects individuals and community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate, thereby improving both competitors.
07 June 2019
DOST-SEI #Push4Science caravan visits Surigao del Sur to promote DOST Undergraduate Scholarship Programs to high school students.
The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program. Grade 12 students in Academic Year 2019-2020 are encouraged to apply and pursue careers in science and technology.
All applicants must be natural-born Filipinos with good moral character and in good health. Application is open to students in the STEM strand but non-STEM students may also apply provided they belong to the top 5% of their graduating class.
Students who belong to families whose socio-economic information meet the cut-off values for certain socio-economic indicators may apply as RA 7687 scholars, while those who belong to families whose socio-economic information are above the cut-off values may apply as Merit scholars. RA 7687 scholarship applicants must also be residents of the municipality for the last four years.
04 July 2019
PADAYON, PHILIPPINE IMO TEAM! (L-R) Immanuel Josiah A. Balete (St. Stephen’s High School), Bryce Ainsley A. Sanchez (Grace Christian College), Andres Rico M. Gonzales III (De La Salle University Integrated School), Dion Stephan J. Ong (Ateneo de Manila Senior High School), Vincent U. Dela Cruz (Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science), and Sean Anderson L. Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School) will represent the country in the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad from July 11-22, 2019 in Bath, United Kingdom.
After going through a series of competitions and intensive training, six high school students were chosen to represent the country in the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) from July 11-22, 2019 in Bath, United Kingdom.
1. Immanuel Josiah A. Balete (St. Stephen’s High School)
2. Vincent U. Dela Cruz (Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science)
3. Andres Rico M. Gonzales III (De La Salle University Integrated School)
4. Dion Stephan J. Ong (Ateneo de Manila Senior High School)
5. Bryce Ainsley A. Sanchez (Grace Christian College)
6. Sean Anderson L. Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School)
Team Leader Dr. Richard B. Eden and Deputy Leader Dr. Christian Paul O. Chan Shio, both of Ateneo de Manila University, and Observer Mr. Russelle H. Guadalupe of the University of the Philippines – Diliman will guide the students in the competition.
06 June 2019
The Philippine Robotics National Team (Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College, Inc.) beams with pride as they clinch gold at the FLL European Open International Turkey 2019 held last May 22 -26, 2019 in Izmir, Turkey. Photo courtesy of FELTA Multi-Media.
The future looks bright for Philippine robotics.
Fresh from a double victory at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League (FLL) World Championship held in USA last April 2019, the Philippine Robotics National Team bagged another gold medal at the recent FLL European Open International Turkey 2019 last May 22 -26, 2019 in Izmir, Turkey.
The national delegation, represented this time by Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc., came home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research. 82 teams from 41 countries and over 600 students (ages 11-17 years old) participated in the competition.
The theme, “Into Orbit”, challenged students to find solutions to physical and social problems associated with long-duration space flight.