Pisay Eastern Visayas, Limay NHS, Pitogo HS nab Youth Innovation Prizes in 1st ever imake.wemake Program
06 April 2017
One is a smart hydropower generator device that aims to lessen their school’s electric bill. Another is a cost-effective tool violations to help address a local road issue. And the other is a water level rise alert system that seeks to reinforce disaster mitigation and warning system protocols in a Yolanda-struck community.
What’s common in these three technologies?
These are no products of expert scientists or engineers—at least not yet—but of young high school students from Makati, Bataan, and Leyte.
These brilliant students also happen to be the first-ever recipients of the Youth Innovation Prize in the recently concluded imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
28 February 2017
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is inviting proposals for the "Asian Try Zero-G 2017-2018", an educational program organized by Kibo-ABC of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that allows everyone to suggest simple space experiments for astronauts to demonstrate in zero-gravity or weightlessness conditions.
Kibo-ABC is a collaborative program established by the Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) of the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF), which aims to promote Kibo utilization in the Asia-Pacific region. It invites its member countries, one of which is the Philippines, to submit experiment ideas that JAXA Astronauts can perform in the International Space Station (ISS).
Proposals should be unique, novel, and informative, and should have never been done in the ISS/Kibo.
There are 2 categories for the Try Zero-G program: Category 1 is for students under 18 years old, and Category 2 is for young scientists and engineers, ages up to 27 years old. The categories have been in place since 2015, to create more innovative ideas from a wider audience.
02 February 2017
BREAKING HISTORY ANEW. The 2016 Class of Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awardees is the most in history with 821, up 33.7 percent from 614 in 2015. Pictured are some of the students who received their YES Medals together with DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña during the awarding ceremony held in Manila.
The country’s young wizards continue to pen their names in the history books.
Following a record-breaking 614 gold, silver and bronze medals from international science and mathematics competitions in 2015, our national contingents netted a total of 821 medals in 2016, up 33.7 percent from the previous mark.
At the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards—an annual event organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) that recognizes students who win gold, silver and bronze medals in world science and mathematics contests—Secretary Fortunato de la Peña presented the medals to the awardees from Metro Manila and nearby provinces. The ceremony was held on 1 February at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila.
Of the total tally, 446 come from the national capital region, while 375 come from the other regions.