10 September 2021
A hands-free computer interface with a built-in medical scanner, a living computer-monitored wastewater filtering and management system, and a smart assistant for the visually impaired—all invented by Filipino teenagers. These are just the highlights of dozens of inventions submitted from schools all across the country to the recently-concluded fourth annual imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate competition.
Organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) with support from the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF), the contest was overseen by a rigorous team of judges comprised of veteran engineers from the country’s top universities.
01 September 2021
In cooperation with The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc. (UPCMCFI), the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently released the preliminary findings of an ongoing comprehensive three-year study on the attitudes of K-12 students towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects in school.
These early results, published in a report entitled, “Appreciating Science: A Project on Perception of Science Among Filipino K3 to K6 Students in the Philippines (Year 1)” were presented at a roundtable discussion held online on August 26, 2021.
19 August 2021
The new JLSS qualifiers with their proud parents are all smiles during the photo opportunity with the DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette T. Biyo.
“We are excited to welcome you to our growing DOST-SEI Family.”
These are the greeting words of Dr. Josette T. Biyo, Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Director, to the 2020 Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) qualifiers during the Virtual Orientation on Scholarship Policies and Procedures held on August 18.
29 August 2021
The long wait is over for the applicants to the 2021 DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarships as the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces today the names of qualifiers to the said program.
The DOST-SEI did not conduct the national scholarship qualifying examination in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute employed data analytics and proxy indicators in place of the exam to identify qualifiers.
16 August 2021
Partnership sealed. Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) signed a partnership deal with the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) for the 4th imake.wemake project via a virtual ceremony held on July 30. In the photo are GBF Executive Director, Grace Colet; GBF Program Head, Graciela Mendoza; SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo; and SEI Division Chief, Dr. Ruby Cristobal.
The imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. competition had hailed nine—soon to be 12—Youth Innovation Prize (YIP) Awardees out of around 200 promising idea pitches since 2016. But for folks at the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the competition is still bound to get bigger and better.
That is because of the entry of Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) as partner for the youth competition, which DOST-SEI describes as a “rightful collaboration” given the two parties’ common goals.