13 January 2019
In an effort to keep scholars who are expected to graduate at the end of AY 2018-2019 in the loop of their scholarship obligation, the Science Education Institute – Department of Science and Technology will again gather hundreds of NCR-based DOST-SEI scholars for a whole-day exit conference.
Now on its second year of implementation, the 2019 Exit Conference for DOST-SEI NCR Scholars will be held on February 18, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. It aims to re-orient the scholars on the terms and conditions of the Scholarship Agreement specifically on service obligation, and provide them with information about the DOST-SEI graduate scholarship programs and job-related concerns that can help them start their S&T careers.
Notable guest speakers from both government and private sectors, and successful graduate scholars will also be gracing the event to give talks on relevant topics. Similar conference is being held for scholars enrolled in colleges and universities in the regions.
27 January 2019
NEW CHAMP. Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian High School (center) edged last year’s PMO 2nd-runner up, Vincent Dela Cruz (left) of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, and last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad bet, Sean Anderson Ty (right) of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.
Two seasoned math competitors emerged as runner ups while an up-and-comer ascended atop of the 22 national finalists in the just-concluded 21st Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO). The winners were awarded on January 26 at UP Diliman.
New champion, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian High School, edged last year’s PMO 2nd-runner up, Vincent Dela Cruz of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, and last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad bet, Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School. Dela Cruz and Ty placed 2nd runner up and 1st runner up, respectively.
17 January 2019
Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and other officials from DOST, DLSU, UPLB, and UP Manila pose for a photo with the first batch of graduate scholars under the DOST Scholarship Offerings for ASEAN Researchers at CLM.
Top officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) welcomed 12 graduate scholars from Myanmar and Cambodia, which the Philippines sponsors for various advanced science and engineering degrees at the De La Salle University (DLSU) and some campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) in what it describes as “the truest sense of ASEAN helping ASEAN.”
In a meet-and-greet held on January 15 in Taguig City, masters and doctorate students from the two countries who are beneficiaries of a program called “DOST Scholarship Offerings for ASEAN Researchers at Cambodia – Lao PDR – Myanmar (CLM)” talked about their experiences as scholars in the country before DOST officials led by Secretary Fortunato de la Peña; Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, Dr. Carol Yorobe; Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation, Dr. Leah Buendia; Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development Executive Director, Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora; and Science Education Institute (SEI) Director, Dr. Josette Biyo. Representatives of the delivering universities were also present.