22 July 2015
Women science scholars, scientists to be celebrated at NSTW ‘15In honor of the critical contributions of women in science and technology, the Department of Science and Technology will feature outstanding science-scholar graduates of the Philippine Science High School and Science Education Institute as well as those awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology in the upcoming National Science Technology Week in July this year.
Dubbed as “She for We”, the exhibit will highlight 20 dynamic women in the fields of biotechnology, applied physics, astrophysics, forensic science, engineering, mathematics education, science leadership and entrepreneurship, among others.
Among the featured women scientists is Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, a Filipina astrophysicist; Dr. Corazon de Ungria, a multi-awarded forensic scientist; Dr. Ma. Antonia Arroyo, notable pioneer of biotechnology entrepreneurship.
20 July 2015
HISTORIC FEAT. This year’s national team to the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad set historic marks as it brought home two silver medals along with two bronzes and an Honourable Mention.
In the photo (L-R): Dr. Josette Biyo, Director, Science Education Institute; Dr. Jose Ernie Lope, Team Leader from the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP); Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School - Main, Raymond Joseph Fadri of Makati Science High School, Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Adrian Reginald Sy of St. Jude Catholic School, Clyde Wesley Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College, Albert John Patupat of Holy Rosary College, and Dr. Louie John Vallejo, Deputy Team Leader, and Dr. Richard Eden, incoming Team Leader, both of MSP.
Two silvers, two bronzes, an honourable mention, and a piece of national history.
This, as the Philippine delegation capped the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the hardest and most prestigious math competition in the world, with its best performance since it started competing in 1988.
Adrian Reginald Sy of St. Jude Catholic School and Clyde Wesley Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College scored 21 and 19 points, respectively, to nab two silver medals to lead the winningest team that the country has fielded in the competition. The 56th IMO was held from 4-16 July 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Sy, who netted the country’s third silver medal in the competition last year, is now a two-time IMO silver medalist. Ang, meanwhile, a first-timer in the prestigious competition but a veteran in other international math competitions, won the Philippines’ fifth silver medal in its 27-year participation.
06 May 2015
Campers together with SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo flash the “okay” sign during the closing program of the 2015 Climate Science Youth Camp held in Masinloc, Zambales.
Picking up where they left off last year in terms of developing future climate scientists, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) again amazed 41 students and 19 teachers in what was described by the participants as a “truly awakening” 2015 Climate Science Youth Camp.
Scientists from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) were joined by meteorologists from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), and researchers from De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) in leading this year’s Camp which was held on 13-21 April in Masinloc, Zambales.
04 May 2015
With the relentless efforts to sow a culture of science in the Philippines, science and technology workers in the country has doubled in numbers in 20 years, with the nation reaping economic progress as its reward.
In its study “Human Resources in Science and Technology in the Philippines” (HRST), the Science Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) reported that the number of science workers grew by 99.17 percent from 1990 to 2010.
The study, which aimed to provide benchmark data on the estimates of S&T workforce that are crucial in crafting S&T human resources development policies and programs, said that estimated numbers of HRST gradually leaped from 362 thousand in 1990 to 593 thousand in 2000, and rose to 721 thousand in 2010.
SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo said the study described the past and recent status of HRST in the country with specific analysis on sex, age, marital status, occupation, and regional and overseas distribution.
05 May 2015
Dr. Melvin Carlos of DOST-PCAARRD discusses the result of a survey on human resource needs in agriculture, aquaculture, and natural resources as various science education stakeholders gathered to review and update the priority science and technology courses of DOST-SEI’s Scholarship Program during the 2015 Roundtable Discussion on Priority S&T Courses at the Astoria Plaza, Pasig City.
The Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI) recently led a brainstorming activity with key science education stakeholders in the country as it aims to review and update the list of priority science and technology (S&T) courses covered in its Scholarship Programs.
At the Roundtable Discussion on Priority S&T Courses held on 22 April at the Astoria Plaza in Pasig City, SEI together with officials and representatives from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) , Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) reviewed the statuses of human resources in key S&T sectors such as agriculture, aquatic and natural resources; basic sciences; health and nutrition; industry, energy and emerging technologies, and science and mathematics education.