02 October 2017
A STORY TO REMEMBER. Dr. Nestor Acala, former DOST-SEI Scholar, left the much of the audience teary-eyed as he shared his struggles as a student from a poor family in Marawi City and the transformation his life had with the scholarship program. He now teaches at the Mindanao State University – Marawi to serve young students who share the same struggles he had before.
The country’s science and technology human resources development arm showcased its milestones and recognized its key partners as it celebrated its pearl anniversary.
Bannering the theme “Service. Excellence. Innovation.”, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) highlighted its contributions in creating a critical mass of science professionals since its foundation in 1987 through a string of events. The activities included a reunion of former scholars branded as “Together Again,” a teachers’ forum entitled “Training Educators to Become Nurturing and Transforming Agents,” and a recognition program for the Institute’s Scholarship Champions, Institutional Pillars, and Individual Cornerstones, all held from 27-28 September, respectively, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. SEI also showcased its milestones over the years through an exhibit.
According to SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, the celebration was a “give back” to the organizations and individuals who helped in fulfilling its mandate of producing a critical mass of scientists and engineers.
10 August 2017
With a successful first run last year, the Department Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) taps the expertise of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) College of Mass Communication (CMC) to take its pioneering science film-making contest a notch higher.
During the program launch of the 2nd Indie-Siyensya Film-Making Competition held on 11 August 2017 at the UP CMC Auditorium, DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo thanked the College for lending their knowledge in “making the competition a visual scientific feast” and an effective medium for science learning.
“This collaboration is a welcome development for this truly innovative program that emphasizes the value of the audio-visual medium in science education,” she said.
The competition, which was first launched late in 2015, focuses on promoting communication of scientific concepts through the film platform. The project hopes to spark creativity and build a culture of science among the youth and young professionals. High school and college students as well as some science practitioners attended the launch.
26 July 2017
All six members of the Philippine contingent to the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) each won a medal—three silvers and three bonzes—to maintain its all-time highest rank of number 17 out of 111 countries that participated in what is regarded as the grandest stage of mathematics.
Despite falling short of a gold medal after winning two last year, the national team held strong by bringing home a staggering six total medals against 600 other contestants. The team arrived from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Leading the medal haul are Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, Albert John Patupat of De la Salle University Integrated School, and Farrel Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy who all garnered silver medals. Meanwhile, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, and Clyde Wesley Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College secured bronze medals to complete the medal haul.
In connection with the celebration of the 30th SEI Anniversary, we are pleased to invite the DOST-SEI scholar-graduates, to a get-together activity entitled, "Together Again: Scholar-Graduates ng Unang Dekada ng DOST-SEI" on 27 September 2017, 3:00PM to 8:00PM at the Reception Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.
This get-together activity will feature special guest-artists Ms. Arnee Hidalgo and Mr. Noel Cabangon, under the direction of Engr. Jeffrey Hidalgo, a DOST-SEI scholar himself.
Hurry, only limited slots left! On a first to register-first served basis.
We hope you can join and celebrate with us on this important milestone of SEI.
21 July 2017
The Philippines made its first appearance in the prestigious International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) with a bang, bringing home two bronze medals from the recently held competition in Thailand.
Arthur de Belen from Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus, and Charles Bartolo from PSHS Central Luzon Campus led the way for the national contingents with each taking home medals in their debut.
Also bannering the flag in the 49th IChO, which was held on 6-15 July 2017 in Nakhom Pathom, Thailand, are Israel Aguba (PSHS Main) and Keren Duque (PSHS Cagayan Valley), along with delegation head Dr. Jose Andaya (PSHS Calabarzon) and coach Xandra Junio (PSHS Cagayan Valley).