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.
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.
November 29, 2018
After three months of building their technology-based projects focusing on waste management, traffic control, wildlife conservation, disaster mitigation, educational innovation, and others, the remaining 16 school-teams of the 2018 imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. project are set to battle it out for the three top prizes in December.
The project, organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) together with Acer Philippines, is now in its second year of helping students address their community problems through science, technology, and innovation (STI). On December 3-4, the finalists will face the judges to present their projects and determine who will take home the three Youth Innovation Prizes along with Php 50,000 cash prizes.
“We are excited to see how our finalists executed their proposals and what they have accomplished in the span of three months. We received promising project concepts and Acer Philippines was kind enough to provide them with the Cloudprofessor technology that shall power our students’ projects,” said SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo.
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.
29 November 2018
Six scholars of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) received their diploma in Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Perak, Malaysia during its 18th Convocation held on 18 November 2018.
Dr. Josette Biyo, SEI Director, together with Dr. Josefina Abilay, DOST IV-B Regional Director, and some officials of the Palawan State University (PSU) graced the event.
The scholar-graduates are faculty members from PSU and Batangas State University (BSU)—two among a few universities in the country that offer undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering. The six have been teaching for the program in the said universities but could not secure tenure since they are not Master's degree holders. At present, there is no university in the country that offers graduate degree in the said program hence those who intend to take advance degree in Petroleum Engineering had to pursue it abroad.