12 October 2017
ALL ABOUT THE DESIGN AND STRATEGY. Water Rocket participants plan how they will go about their launch.
The first World Space Week celebration outside Luzon proved to be a worthwhile endeavor as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) discovered emerging scientific minds in the Visayas.
Young Cebuanos feasted on fun-filled activities such as the National Water Rocket Competition, the 2017-2018 Asian Try Zero G Program, and the On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest, all conducted last 4-5 October 2017 at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel and Labangon Elementary School. The activities were a nod to this year’s celebration theme, “Exploring New Worlds in Space”.
04 October 2017
Young Cebuanos are bound to be awed by the wonders of space.
This, as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) brings the World Space Week (WSW) to Cebu City for a two-day celebration from 4-5 October 2017.
Annually celebrated every 4-10 October, the space week is done to converge students and educators to learn more about space science and its benefits to humankind. The United Nations General Assembly declared the institutionalization of the celebration in 1999. In the country, DOST-SEI leads the commemoration of the WSW through its Philippine Space Science Education Program (PSSEP).
This year's WSW is marked with the theme "Exploring New Worlds in Space" putting forth the essence of space explorations being done to discover new celestial bodies particularly Erath-like planets.
02 October 2017
A STORY TO REMEMBER. Dr. Nestor Acala, former DOST-SEI Scholar, left the much of the audience teary-eyed as he shared his struggles as a student from a poor family in Marawi City and the transformation his life had with the scholarship program. He now teaches at the Mindanao State University – Marawi to serve young students who share the same struggles he had before.
The country’s science and technology human resources development arm showcased its milestones and recognized its key partners as it celebrated its pearl anniversary.
Bannering the theme “Service. Excellence. Innovation.”, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) highlighted its contributions in creating a critical mass of science professionals since its foundation in 1987 through a string of events. The activities included a reunion of former scholars branded as “Together Again,” a teachers’ forum entitled “Training Educators to Become Nurturing and Transforming Agents,” and a recognition program for the Institute’s Scholarship Champions, Institutional Pillars, and Individual Cornerstones, all held from 27-28 September, respectively, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. SEI also showcased its milestones over the years through an exhibit.
According to SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, the celebration was a “give back” to the organizations and individuals who helped in fulfilling its mandate of producing a critical mass of scientists and engineers.