15 May 2019
To strengthen the country’s science and math programs, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) brings together educators and policy makers in the Philippines and the Asian region in the 1st DOST-SEI Project STAR International Conference.
The event, which will be held on August 7-9, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will feature esteemed educators Dr. Frederick Leung of the University of Hong Kong and Dr. Chun-yen Chang of the National Taiwan Normal University as guest speakers. The conference is free but interested participants are required to pre-register with DOST-SEI.
Participants will discuss and share ideas on the current global state of science and mathematics education, exploring this year’s theme, “Perspectives in Science and Mathematics Education: Building Connections, Sustaining Innovations and Sharing Pedagogies”.
The Climate Science Youth Camp (CSYC), one of the science promotion projects of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), tackles a very timely issue with this year’s theme: H2O: Highlands to Oceans “Water is Life”.
The science camp is an annual “summer” event of the DOST-SEI. For its 2019 run on April 24 – May 3, campers will explore the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte.
Participants, composed of 40 high school students and 20 science teachers from various high schools in Region XI (Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, and Davao City), will experience “camp life” and spend time in the hills and beaches of the island learning about the hydrological cycle and climate change.
31 March 2019
Qualifiers to the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs reached yet another all-time high as 9,852 graduating high school students clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship programs.
This year’s qualifiers breached the 8,994 mark of last year’s passers, up by 10 percent, a record for the scholarship program which started in 1958.
Out of the total number of passers, 5,819 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for academically talented students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 4, 033 top ranking examinees passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
The 2019 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination which was held on October 21, 2018 in 290 test centers nationwide hit a record-breaking of 73,712 total number of examinees.