November 21, 2018
With the aim of fostering patriotism, as well as bridging the gap between different cultures and belief systems for inclusive sustainable peace, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) brought the Two-Day Scholars’ Formation Program to the recipients of the Bangon Marawi Program on September 22-23, 2018 in “The City of Golden Friendship”, Cagayan de Oro City.
For this leg of The Filipino Patriot Scholars Project, 218 scholar-participants from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) and Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Marawi City (MSU-Main) travelled to Cagayan de Oro City to take part on this definitive lecture-forum on patriotism and nation-building.
Most of the participants were undergraduate scholars under the DOST-SEI Bangon Marawi Program, while there were some under RA 7687, RA 10612, and Merit Scholarship Programs. Moreover, 30 masters and doctorate scholars under the Bangon Marawi Program and Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) joined in the formation program, actively shared their thoughts and insights to their fellow participants.
November 21, 2018
The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) held a two-day Scholars’ Formation Program in Baguio City on 27-28 October 2018 to instill the values of patriotism and nationalism among its scholars in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Around 173 undergraduate scholars who specialize in the fields of science, math, science education, and engineering gathered at Holidays Inn Hotel in the so-called City of Pines, Baguio City.
Under the “The Filipino Patriot Scholars Project,” the formation program aimed to inculcate the core values of professional excellence, social responsibility, and servant leadership among its scholars. The workshop featured a series of engaging modules and activities that allowed the participants to interact with their co-scholars, as well as with the different sectors of community.
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.
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, 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.