29 November 2021
Five out of the 20 featured beneficiaries of DOST-SEI in its various programs—from scholarships, STEM promotions, and teacher trainings—narrated their stories during the virtual launch of the coffee table book entitled “Ripples: Transformations Beyond Science” held on Nov. 26 as part of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW)
Anybody from any walk of life can be—and benefit from being—a science scholar. This is the main message of a new coffee table book launched by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in partnership with the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) as part of this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW).
Entitled, Ripples: Transformations Beyond Science, the volume highlights the value of science scholarships, and even scientific thinking, beyond the confines of the laboratory and the academe. It contains a wealth of personal testimonials from people from a multitude of backgrounds— not just teachers and scientists, but also soldiers, lawyers, and even a beauty queen.
24 November 2021
LOUD AND PROUD. Dr. Sheriah Laine M. de Paz-Silava, Associate Professor at UP College of Public Health, and Dr. John Carlo Malabad, Assistant Scientist at DOST-PCHRD—both DOST Scholars in the undergraduate and graduate levels—revealed their keys to success in the recently-concluded STEM Career Talk during the 2021 NSTW celebration.
Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) can be fulfilling and purposeful endeavors, according to graduate scholars of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) who are now working at the forefront of COVID-19 research in the Philippines.
Dr. Sheriah de Paz-Silava and Dr. John Carlo Malabad kicked off the 2021 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration with an online STEM Career Talk on November 22 entitled “Building A Future of Resiliency Through Health Research and Development” under the DOST-SEI’s #Push4Science initiative.
15 November 2021
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute, together with the Goethe-Institut Philippines, will be screening the 12th annual Science Film Festival for free at this year’s National Science and Technology Week, from November 22 to 28, 2021.
Since 2005, the Science Film Festival has been celebrating science communication in Southeast Asia and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. This year’s festivities include 35 science edutainment films—on topics ranging from cloud computing and biology to climatology and epidemiology—tied together by the theme, “Better Health Through Better Understanding.” The festival looks back on the challenges and milestones the world has faced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, empowering viewers to take better care of themselves and the environment.
23 November 2021
In response to the new education and career landscape brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently held a special online edition of its Climate Science Youth Camp to help high schoolers plot their future.
Held annually since 2009, with only a brief respite in 2020 due to the pandemic, the DOST-SEI Climate Science Youth Camp brings together scientists and researchers to give students and teachers a close-up glimpse at nature and how to take care of it.
10 November 2021
Beyond the obvious changes in the academic landscape caused by the CoViD-19 pandemic, there is new awareness about the critical need to address diversities and inequities in education. This will come to light when the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in collaboration with the National Consortium in Graduate Science and Mathematics Education (NCGSME), holds the first virtual National Research Conference in Science and Mathematics Education on 10-12 November 2021.
The Capacity Building Program in Science and Mathematics Education (CBPSME) continuing and new scholars, scholar-graduates, and faculty members of the NCGSMSE member-universities will come together to gain updates on new developments in STEM education, present research outputs, and establish linkages for potential collaborations in science and mathematics education (SME).