05 April 2016
Plant your tree and see it from anywhere in the globe?
A unique and lasting experience for participants of the upcoming Philippine-hosting of the 5th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey in June is afoot as they are set to embark on a one-of-a-kind tree planting activity.
Aside from the laboratory skills competition, poster presentations and project pitching that will all test students from the 10 ASEAN member-states as well as representatives from China, Sweden, Taiwan and Korea, the participants will be planting and monitoring trees in Mount Makiling through the Individual Tangible Response to Ecosystem Enhancement Program or iTREE.
Organized by the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems’ (MCME), iTREE is an offshoot of MCME’s Habitat Care program, which is a tree planting and nurturing activity on forest rehabilitation and restoration initiative.
04 April 2016
Winners. Student-filmmakers Marvin Nofuente, Nikkei Bernal, and Charles Ongchangco from Mapua Institute of Technology topped the 1st Indie-Siyensya Science Filmmaking Competition with their film “Bonding Tayo”.
Film on chemical bonds, young love wins 1st Indie-Siyensya
Apparently, Chemistry can be well explained through ‘hugots’ or catchy-romance terms.
Combining simple terms and some romantic flavor, student-filmmakers from Mapua Institute of Technology succeeded in explaining the complex topic of chemical bonds in their film entitled ‘Bonding Tayo’ earning them the Best Film Award at the first ever Indie-Siyensya Competition.
In an awarding ceremony held at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Taguig City, the team composed of Marvin Nofuente, Nikkei Bernal, and Charles Ongchangco beat out 15 other science film entries to claim the top award along with a P50,000 cash prize. Indie-Siyensya is a pioneering science filmmaking competition organized by DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI).
‘Bonding Tayo’ is a film about two Chemistry students who were working on a research paper. The male character named Nito tries to explain chemical bonds to his partner, Elisa, through ‘hugot’ lines that also served as his way to express his feelings towards her.
29 March 2016
Students from Taguig, Pateros, and Muntinlupa are in a feast for their eyes before the end of their classes as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute showcases the submissions to Indie-Siyensya, the Philippines’ first science filmmaking competition.
Sixteen science films made by college students from various universities will be showcased from 29 to 30 March in Taguig City during the film screenings for Indie-siyensya, a pioneering science filmmaking competition.
Indie-siyensya was launched late in 2015 to spark creativity in communicating science among the youth. The competition aimed to encourage young students to capitalize on film as a tool for influencing people about the benefits of science, technology and innovation.
17 February 2016
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently partnered with Intel Technologies Philippines and the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED)—a non-profit organization advocating ICT learning among communities—to launch a project that will bank on creativity and innovativeness among teenagers.
Dubbed as “imake.wemake”, the project seeks to unleash the creativity of young Filipinos in innovation using accessible technologies that can address a certain community issue or social problem. The competition, which is launched this February, is open to teams with 15-18 year-old members who can propose an innovation or a product that can “solve a problem” using the Intel Galileo platform.
The Intel Galileo is a microcontroller board that can be used as a development tool in building simple to complex projects such as LED lights, robots, automation features in appliances, and many others.