08 August 2018
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (center) addressing the media during the press conference. Also in photo are DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño (leftmost) and DOST scholar-graduate John Kenneth Malilay (rightmost).
Now is the best time to become a DOST scholar.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced new developments on its scholarship programs, which include increased number of slots and a higher monthly stipend rate for all its scholars.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo made the pronouncement in a press conference held on July 18, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The event coincides with the celebration of the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), which Biyo considers an opportune time to drum up the public’s interest in DOST’s scholarship program.
July 31, 2018
After a successful opening salvo in 2017, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. project is again on the lookout for science and technology projects that cater to important societal and community issues.
18 July 2018
The Philippines wins its historic third gold medal in the prestigious 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
56th IMO Philippine Team at the Closing Ceremony last July 13, 2018. (L to R) Mr. Carlo Francisco Adajar (Trainer), Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio (Deputy Team Leader), Sean Anderson Ty (Honorable Mention), Andres Rico Gonzales III (Honorable Mention), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze Medal), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver Medal), Albert John Patupat (Gold Medal), Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon (Bronze Medal), and Dr. Richard Eden (Team Leader) Photo courtesy of Photo by Shaquille Wyan Que.
The Philippines won a gold medal, a silver medal, two bronze medals, and two honorable mentions in the 59th IMO held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from July 3 to 14, 2018. The IMO is the world championship mathematics competition for high school students, making it the most prestigious and the most difficult high school mathematics competition in the world.
Albert John Patupat of De La Salle University Integrated School led the way in capturing the country’s third gold medal in what is branded as “the Olympics of math competitions.” Previous IMO Gold Medalist Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus scored a silver medal this year. IMO first-timer Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo College, along with veteran Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, both secured Bronze Medals. Andres Rico Gonzales III of DLSU Integrated School and Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School each won an Honorable Mention Award. The Philippines ranked 38th in the Competition participated by 107 countries.
24 July 2018
The Philippine Team at the Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC). Photo courtesy of Cecile Kasilag.
The Philippine Team collected 126 medals in the 4th Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad (SIMOC) held in Singapore, from July 7-8, 2018. The SIMOC is a unique concept of mathematics competition, which, according to its website, not only tests the ability to solve mathematical problems but also tests the ability to work as a team to play interactive mathematical games and solve puzzles.
The Team, composed of 116 Grade 2 to 11 students from various schools in the country, joined through the efforts of the Asian MathSci League Inc. (AMSLI). They won 14 Gold Medals, 43 Silver Medals, and 69 Bronze Medals, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories.
Sixteen countries including the Philippines participated in the Competition.
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.