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.
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.
01 December 2021
The BPI-DOST Science Awards is no more.
And in comes a “new and revitalized” BPI-DOST Innovation Awards.
This, as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and the BPI Foundation, Inc. (BPIF), the social development arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the BPI-DOST Innovation Awards, a competition that aims to challenge bright Filipino students to actively participate in resolving problems in the community through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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.