13 December 2018
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña signs the Memorandum of Understanding together with the Presidents, VPAA, Deans, and Project Directors of the consortium-member universities under the CBPSME
More applicants from the different parts of the country will soon avail of the graduate scholarship programs in science and mathematics education of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) as it forges a new cooperation agreement with additional higher education institutions (HEIs) strategically located in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed last December 10, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City between DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and the Presidents of the premier HEIs such as the Ateneo de Manila University, Bicol University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University, Mariano Marcos State University, Mindanao State University – Marawi, Philippine Normal University, University of San Carlos, University of the Philippines - Open University (Los Baños), University of the Philippines – College of Education (Diliman, Quezon City), Western Mindanao State University, and West Visayas State University. Cebu Normal University, Leyte Normal University, Saint Mary’s University, and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology also joined the consortium.
07 December 2018
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is best-known for its science scholarship programs, but to truly strengthen science and technology education in the country, the agency recognizes that providing scholarships to deserving students is not enough.
“There’s always a need for practical and creative science teachers and learning materials,” says DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo. “We aim to capacitate our teachers and encourage them to be innovative in the teaching and learning of STEM. This is why we come up with projects like Innobox,” Biyo adds.
Innobox: Search for the Most Innovative Teaching and Learning Resources in Science is one of the competitions organized by the agency. Now on its sophomore run, it continues to challenge science teachers to come up with ideas for more engaging science learning experience in the classroom.
06 December 2018
Judges, organizers, and winners of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Youth Category with DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (rightmost).
From 300 film concept proposals to forty-five film entries, seven films finally earned the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. The Awarding Ceremony, held last November 28, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, was attended by more than a hundred students, teachers, science professionals, and filmmakers.
The winning films captured the role of science and technology in addressing some of the most pressing national and community issues.
TIP Cubao, Pisay Eastern Visayas, New Era, St. John-Roxas S&T projects bag top prizes in imake.wemake contest
05 December 2018
imake.wemake finalists and judges with officials and representatives of DOST-SEI and Acer Philippines
Senior high school teams from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Cubao Campus, Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, and New Era University won the coveted Youth Innovation Prize and P50,000 cash while College of St. John-Roxas nabbed the Acer IOT Award in the recently concluded imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate competition of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and Acer Philippines.
The projects of the four school teams bested twelve other projects in the Final Presentation and Awarding Ceremony held on December 3-4, 2018 at the Crimson Hotel in Alabang.
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo and Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong presented the awards in the event which also featured a gallery of the finalists’ innovative projects.
November 29, 2018
Indie-Siyensya, the first and only science filmmaking competition in the Philippines, will bestow awards to top science films for the third consecutive year.
The Awarding Ceremony, which will be held on November 28, 2018, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will feature the best works selected from more than 40 film entries submitted in the Youth and Open categories.
Indie-Siyensya’s board of judges, composed of filmmakers and educators Patrick F. Campos, Garry Jay Montemayor and Seymour Barros Sanchez and scientists Mudjekeewis Santos and Reinabelle Reyes, screened over 300 concept proposals since the competition’s launch last July 6, 2018 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.