10 July 2018
Ready to capture science in action. Cinematographer Joshua Reyles (rightmost) gives hands-on camera and lighting experience to the participants of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition Workshop.
More than one hundred students, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals flocked to the Cinematheque Centre Manila last July 6, 2018 for the program launch and workshop of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition.
Indie-Siyensya, the country’s first and only science filmmaking competition, is now open for submission of film concepts for short documentaries that capture science as it works to answer the needs of communities and the country.
“We are encouraging students to create more science films,” says Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the competition’s main organizer. “DOST-SEI aims to promote a culture of science in the country and film is no doubt a powerful medium to achieve this,” Biyo adds.
11 June 2018
Realizing the importance of the merging field of big data and analytics, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) with the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program – National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) will convene its graduate scholars to discuss on big data’s potential in the country.
The annual ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars’ Conference, which will be held on 18-19 May 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, hopes to provide a venue to continuing and new graduate scholars, scholar-graduates, and faculty members of the NSC member-universities under the ASTHRDP to get together, share research outputs, and collaborate with other participants. Now on its 7th year, the Conference adopted the theme, “Big Data for Big Science” emphasizing the recent trend of large data sets being analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.
25 March 2018
Thousands of aspiring scientists and engineers will enter college with a Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholarship stamp.
The country’s premier science scholarship program, back after a two-year hiatus due to the implementation of the K-12 Curriculum, announced 8,994 new qualifiers for its RA 7687 and Merit Scholarship programs.
Out of the total number of passers, 5,172 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for gifted students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 3,822 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program (Click here to view the list of qualifiers).
It’s a record-breaking year for DOST-SEI as the number of qualified students reached the highest mark since the scholarship program started in 1958, surpassing 2015’s 5,303 qualifiers by 69.60 percent. The 2018 DOST-SEI Scholarships Examination, which was held on October 15, 2017 in 216 test centers nationwide, recorded the highest number of examinees with 46,434 students.
12 April 2018
UP Marine Science Institute’s Mark Tolentino (rightmost) engages the interest of Science Camp participants in plankton sampling activity.
For most, the dry season or “summer” time is for art workshops and taekwondo lessons; but for students from various public schools in Siquijor, it’s all about the sea, the atmosphere, science, and saving the planet.
Forty students are about to experience becoming scientists in the 2018 Climate Science Youth Camp, a project organized annually by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), which will run this year from April 17 to 22 in the island province.
The Science Camp is one of DOST-SEI’s most anticipated projects that aims to encourage the youth to get into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. It is also one of the most effective platforms of the Institute as many of the camp’s previous participants are now enrolled in STEM fields while some are now DOST scholars.
Aside from the students, 20 teachers from different public schools in Regions VI and VII will also take part in the series of experiential learning activities about oceanography and climate science.
21 February 2018
HISTORY MAKERS. The 2017 Youth Excellence in Science (YES) awardees pose for a group photo with DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña during the awarding ceremony at the PICC.
There’s no stopping our young math and science geniuses on their record-breaking trend.
When the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards first started recognizing the victories of young students in international science and math competitions, there were only 70 awardees. Ten years after, the number of awardees reached a record-breaking 1,195 – an impressive 45.55 percent increase from the previous year’s already historic 821. It’s also the highest total since the event began in 2007.
“If the number of YES medals awarded is any indication of our future in science, I’m happy to say that it looks more than promising,” shares Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) which organizes the YES Awards.
Biyo welcomed the 548 awardees from the national capital region and nearby regions in an awarding ceremony held on February 20 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The 647 student-medalists from other regions will be honored in separate events courtesy of DOST regional offices.