27 January 2019
NEW CHAMP. Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian High School (center) edged last year’s PMO 2nd-runner up, Vincent Dela Cruz (left) of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, and last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad bet, Sean Anderson Ty (right) of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.
Two seasoned math competitors emerged as runner ups while an up-and-comer ascended atop of the 22 national finalists in the just-concluded 21st Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO). The winners were awarded on January 26 at UP Diliman.
New champion, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian High School, edged last year’s PMO 2nd-runner up, Vincent Dela Cruz of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, and last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad bet, Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School. Dela Cruz and Ty placed 2nd runner up and 1st runner up, respectively.
17 January 2019
Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and other officials from DOST, DLSU, UPLB, and UP Manila pose for a photo with the first batch of graduate scholars under the DOST Scholarship Offerings for ASEAN Researchers at CLM.
Top officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) welcomed 12 graduate scholars from Myanmar and Cambodia, which the Philippines sponsors for various advanced science and engineering degrees at the De La Salle University (DLSU) and some campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) in what it describes as “the truest sense of ASEAN helping ASEAN.”
In a meet-and-greet held on January 15 in Taguig City, masters and doctorate students from the two countries who are beneficiaries of a program called “DOST Scholarship Offerings for ASEAN Researchers at Cambodia – Lao PDR – Myanmar (CLM)” talked about their experiences as scholars in the country before DOST officials led by Secretary Fortunato de la Peña; Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, Dr. Carol Yorobe; Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation, Dr. Leah Buendia; Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development Executive Director, Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora; and Science Education Institute (SEI) Director, Dr. Josette Biyo. Representatives of the delivering universities were also present.
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.
23 December 2018
Hundreds of ongoing third year college students will get to celebrate the holidays early as the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the qualifiers in the 2018 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) examination, which was administered last October 20 nationwide.
A total of 946 qualifiers who are regular third year college students enrolled in various S&T courses are set to enjoy the JLSS starting the first semester of the academic year 2018-2019. The JLSS is a scholarship program under the Republic Act No. 2067 or the Merit Scholarship Program, R. A. No. 7687 or the “S&T Scholarship Act of 1994,” and R.A. No. 10612 or the “Fast-Tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013.”
Qualifiers to the program will receive tuition subsidy, monthly stipend, book allowance, among others, for two to three years under the scholarship. Earlier this year, DOST-SEI announced the improved scholarship benefit rates for its scholars.
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.