TagRobo kicks off new game, welcomes 15 battling schools
24 February 2022
The Tagisang Robotics’ final buzzer has to wait a bit more.
In fact, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) showed off its new game offering for the local robotics competition, which will be a fully virtual robotics contest instead of the usual on-court varsity challenge.
The Institute revealed the new game in its 2021 Tagisang Robotics Technical Training held online last December 13-17, 2021. Veteran teams from Bangkal High School, Caloocan National Science and Technology HS, Makati Science HS, Malabon National HS, Manila Science HS, Marcelo H. del Pilar National HS, Pasig City Science HS, Pitogo HS, Quezon City HS, Rizal HS, Rizal National Science HS, San Francisco HS, Sen. Renato "Compañero" Cayetano Memorial Science & Technology HS, Taguig Science HS, and Valenzuela School of Math and Science are slated to battle in the new game.
1,701 college juniors qualify for the DOST-SEI JLSS
13 February 2022
More third-year college students are set to enjoy the perks of the country’s premier science and technology (S&T) scholarships.
These students need not wait any longer as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the names of qualifiers under the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) – a program specifically available for ongoing third-year college students enrolled in priority S&T courses.
Young filmmakers explore science mysteries amid pandemic in 5th Indie-Siyensya
17 December 2021
From the mundane mysteries such as sleep and solar power to social issues such as vaccine hesitancy and environmentally-sustainable fishing traditions, everyday science comes to life in the able explorations of the young documentary filmmakers of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI’s) 5th Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition.
Over five dozen entries from schools and individuals all across the Philippines, from Abra to Maguindanao, joined the contest. Their entries consisted of short documentaries relevant to the theme “The Scientist in Me,” aimed at explaining the science behind everyday things.
DOST-SEI, Knowledge Channel ink content partnership
02 December 2021
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) entered into a partnership agreement with the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) towards making the Institute’s educational content more accessible to students and teachers throughout the Philippines via the Knowledge Channel’s on-air and online platforms.
On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOST-SEI set out to adapt its educational programs into distance learning initiatives in line with the Institute’s mandate to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These initiatives included novel video programs such as RadyoEskwela sa Siyensya and TuklaSiyensya, as well as beloved mainstays such as the Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition, the imake.wemake Youth Innovation Prize Award, the #Push4Science Campaign, and the Climate Science Youth Camp—all of which have been revamped for online learning.