The science community has gained a fresh shot in the arm.
Graduating with honors for school year 2012-2013, three hundred eighty (380) scholars of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) are off to bolster the Philippine science community as they were honored during the “In Touch with Excellence” held during the 2013 National Science and Technology Week.
Overall, 10 summa cum laude, 74 magna cum laude, 285 cum laude, six honorable mentions, one academic excellence, and one academic distinction were awarded—both in the undergraduate and graduate levels—during the ceremony. Seven scholar-graduates were also given incentives for completing their degrees earlier than the prescribed period of studies.
Baclaran Elementary School and Ernesto Rondon High School showed they’ve got enough science smarts to win over their counterparts in the first-ever ‘Smarter Kids, Smarter Scientists’ competition held last 24-25 July 2013 at the Manila Ocean Park (MOP).
The ‘game show’ was part of the festivities lined-up during the recently concluded 2013 National Science and Technology Week of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Nine high schools from the different regions in the country will contend for having the Best Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes in science and mathematics.
Central Azucarera De Tarlac High School-Annex in Tarlac City, Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial National HS in Biñan City, Calamba Bayside National HS in Calamba City, Tabaco National HS in Tabaco City, Cordova National HS in Cebu, Digos City National HS in Davao del Sur, Surigao City National HS in Surigao City, Manggahan HS in Pasig City, and Antonio J. Villegas Vocational HS in Manila will battle out in being the best school in managing large classes or those classes with students ranging from 50 to 70.
Out to continue making science exciting among students, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) rides on the game show platform in engaging students and scientists in a fun test of scientific skills.
“Smarter Kids, Smarter Scientists: The Ultimate Clash of Science Smarts” will be DOST-SEI’s offering for the youth in partnership with the Manila Ocean Park and in cooperation with Sharp Calculators and Felta Multi-media as the Philippines celebrates the 2013 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) starting July 23, 2013.
A Philippine-made mathematics courseware for tablet users is nominated to this year’s Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) Asia Awards which gives recognition to the important contributions of innovation in giving creative solutions to social and economic development issues of the Asia Pacific Region.
A joint project of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute (SEI) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), the project is nominated under the Innovations on Learning and Localization category.