08 October 2019
Go for Gold. DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño encourages national organizers to seek support from DOST and motivates Olympiad winners to go for gold in future competitions.
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Science Education Institute (SEI) recognized nine groups behind the remarkable victories of Philippine Teams in four international science and mathematics competitions.
The national organizers are:
1. Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP)
2. Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KKP)
3. Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers, Inc. (PACT)
4. Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP)
5. Philippine Federations of Chemistry Societies, Inc. (PFCS)
6. National Institute of Physics (NIP-UPD)
7. Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP)
8. Department of Biology, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU)
9. Ateneo Biological Organization (BOx)
03 September 2019
DOUBLE VICTORY. Jay Patrick Nieles of the University of Santo Tomas (3rd from left) bagged the Project of the Year award and one of two Best in Innovation awards in the 30th BPI-DoST Science Awards. (From left) Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation Executive Director Maricris San Diego, Best in Innovation awardees Christian Badua of the University of the Philippines Manila and Jay Patrick Nieles, and DoST-Science Education Institute Deputy Director Albert Mariño.
Jay Patrick Nieles, a BS Electronics Engineering student from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), won the coveted Project of the Year award at the 30th BPI-DOST Science Awards held last August 2, 2019, at the Alphaland City Club in Makati City.
His research on helping locked-in syndrome (LIS) patients communicate through a brain-computer typing interface that uses visual imagination of shapes and sizes was among the thirty promising entries shortlisted for this year’s competition. Nieles also received the Best in Innovation Award for the same study with Christian Badua from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila for his study on how probiotics can be used to treat colon cancer.
03 September 2019
The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is accepting applications for the 2020 S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program until September 6, 2019. Date of nationwide examination is on October 20, 2019.
DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, encourages all qualified Grade 12 students (School Year 2019-2020) to apply and pursue careers in science and technology.
“As long as you meet the requirements, seize and make the most of this opportunity to become a DOST scholar. We hope to reach not only the country’s best minds but also those with passion to serve the country,” she said.
DOST undergraduate scholars receive financial assistance of P40,000 per academic year to cover tuition and other school fees, living allowance of P7,000 per month, book allowance of P10,000 per academic year, and other scholarship privileges.