20 May 2019
DOST officials, organizers, and participants of the 8th ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars Conference at the opening ceremony held on May 2, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
To discuss Industry 4.0 and its inevitable impact on the scientific and education landscapes, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) together with the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program – National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) convened science scholars and educators in the 8th ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars Conference.
The conference, aptly themed “Level Up to Level All: Science as Platform for Industry 4.0”, was held on 2-3 May 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City with more than 400 DOST graduate scholars, faculty members of the NSC member-universities under the ASTHRDP, and guests in attendance.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, through a message delivered by Assistant Secretary Leah Buendia, encouraged participants to adapt to changes and find ways to thrive amid the changes. “We have a technological environment that is different from what it used to be a decade ago, which means, we have to speed up our efforts to catch-up or even leapfrog other countries, technologically,” Secretary de la Peña said.
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.