19 June 2016
Cupping the overall second and third places are two teams from the Philippines, represented by the Phillippine Science High School Central Visayas and Cagayan Valley Campuses. Philippines Team A composed of Jose Benjamin dela Cruz, Mark Ely Namoro and Hannah Keren Duque of PSHS-Cagayan Valley Campus landed second overall champion. Philippines Team D is composed of Francis Jether Siao, Joseph Karl Salva Jr. and Sean Dominic Abella from PSHS-Central Visayas Campus. (Photo courtesy of UPLB)
Los Banos, Laguna -- For the first time in five years, Brunei topped the ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APTJSO), cutting short the four year streak of consistent top winner Philippines.
Topping the 5th APTJSO, held at the University of the Philippines – Los Banos, are Teo Siang Jun, Mohammad Ariff Zikry Mohammad Haziq, and Haji Ahmad Nizam Noor Manina from Brunei Team A.
Cupping the overall second and third places are two teams from the Philippines., represented by the Phillippine Science High School Central Visayas and Cagayan Valley Campuses. Philippines Team A composed of Jose Benjamin dela Cruz, Mark Ely Namoro and Hannah Keren Duque of PSHS-Cagayan Valley Campus landed second overall champion.
Coming third is Philippines Team D composed of Francis Jether Siao, Joseph Karl Salva Jr. and Sean Dominic Abella from PSHS-Central Visayas Campus.
07 April 2016
For the third time in four years, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) annual Science Camp will be held in the majestic coasts of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro.
Forty students and 20 teachers from 20 selected public schools in Regions IV-B, V, VI, and VIII will gather for a series of lectures and experiential learning activities about oceanography and climate science from April 8 to 13.
This year’s theme, “The Ocean and Climate Change: A Climate for Change”, emphasizes the negative effects of climate change especially in the country’s ocean resources and the role of science in adapting to the impacts
Joining the 60 delegates are scientists and instructors from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) led by Camp Director Dr. Aletta Yñiguez as well as scientists from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA).
04 April 2016
Winners. Student-filmmakers Marvin Nofuente, Nikkei Bernal, and Charles Ongchangco from Mapua Institute of Technology topped the 1st Indie-Siyensya Science Filmmaking Competition with their film “Bonding Tayo”.
Film on chemical bonds, young love wins 1st Indie-Siyensya
Apparently, Chemistry can be well explained through ‘hugots’ or catchy-romance terms.
Combining simple terms and some romantic flavor, student-filmmakers from Mapua Institute of Technology succeeded in explaining the complex topic of chemical bonds in their film entitled ‘Bonding Tayo’ earning them the Best Film Award at the first ever Indie-Siyensya Competition.
In an awarding ceremony held at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Taguig City, the team composed of Marvin Nofuente, Nikkei Bernal, and Charles Ongchangco beat out 15 other science film entries to claim the top award along with a P50,000 cash prize. Indie-Siyensya is a pioneering science filmmaking competition organized by DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI).
‘Bonding Tayo’ is a film about two Chemistry students who were working on a research paper. The male character named Nito tries to explain chemical bonds to his partner, Elisa, through ‘hugot’ lines that also served as his way to express his feelings towards her.
05 April 2016
Plant your tree and see it from anywhere in the globe?
A unique and lasting experience for participants of the upcoming Philippine-hosting of the 5th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey in June is afoot as they are set to embark on a one-of-a-kind tree planting activity.
Aside from the laboratory skills competition, poster presentations and project pitching that will all test students from the 10 ASEAN member-states as well as representatives from China, Sweden, Taiwan and Korea, the participants will be planting and monitoring trees in Mount Makiling through the Individual Tangible Response to Ecosystem Enhancement Program or iTREE.
Organized by the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems’ (MCME), iTREE is an offshoot of MCME’s Habitat Care program, which is a tree planting and nurturing activity on forest rehabilitation and restoration initiative.
29 March 2016
Students from Taguig, Pateros, and Muntinlupa are in a feast for their eyes before the end of their classes as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute showcases the submissions to Indie-Siyensya, the Philippines’ first science filmmaking competition.
Sixteen science films made by college students from various universities will be showcased from 29 to 30 March in Taguig City during the film screenings for Indie-siyensya, a pioneering science filmmaking competition.
Indie-siyensya was launched late in 2015 to spark creativity in communicating science among the youth. The competition aimed to encourage young students to capitalize on film as a tool for influencing people about the benefits of science, technology and innovation.