November 21, 2018
Bannering the values of professional excellence, servant leadership, and social responsibility, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) empowered 86 Leytean DOST-SEI scholars through what was dubbed by the participants as an “eye-opening and enlightening” Comprehensive Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) Training on July 28-August 1, 2018 at the Visayas State University (VSU). Prior to this training program, the scholars attended the two-day Scholars’ Formation Program on April 21-22, 2018 at the VSU to inculcate the values of volunteerism and patriotism among the scholars. This formation program is the Phase 1 of the Filipino Patriot Scholars Project.
Together with the DOST Regional Office VIII, local government of Baybay City, Leyte, and the VSU, this 4-day workshop focused on increasing awareness and knowledge of the scholars on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), as well as exposing them to social realities. All these put the scholars at the forefront of patriotism, volunteerism, and social change. The CBDRRM Training is the Phase 2 of the Patriot Project.
With a whole heart and open arms, the City Administrator of Baybay City, Mr. Deogracias E. Pernitez, welcomed the DOST-SEI and the participants. He encouraged the scholars to impart their acquired knowledge to the least of their brethren in the city. However, DOST Regional Office VIII Director, Engr. Edgardo M. Esperancilla challenged the participants to be part of the S&T human resources available and ready to serve before, during, and after disaster. Their goal is to have at least one DOST-SEI scholar in every community to lead Disaster Preparedness.
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.
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.
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.