01 October 2020
With a lineup of finalists that effectively portrayed the contest theme, “Communities Beyond the Naked Eye,” determining the best films of the 4th Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition was surely a tough task for the Board of Judges. In the end, though, the title of Best Film for the Open and Youth Categories was conferred to entries that went beyond the criteria of scientific content, idea execution, and film technique.
The judges referred to the fourth criterion as “impact.”
To this reason, the films “Into the Minuscule World of Ants” by Heinrich Domingo of Quezon, Isabela, and “Sansala” by Cyah Angela Somblingo of the youth organization Focus Cavite, were hailed as the Best Films in the Open and Youth Categories, respectively. They won against a total of 23 entries in the Open Category, and 55 entries in the Youth group.
24 September 2020
The National Olympiad in Informatics - Philippines (NOI.PH), which organizes the national competition and training camp in preparation for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), recently announced the four-man pool to wear the national colors in the global informatics plum.
Leading the pack is IOI silver and bronze medalist and 2020 NOI.PH champion, Dan Alden Baterisna of De La Salle University Senior High School, along with 1st runner up, Steven Chua of British School Manila. Both secured the two slots with their victory last August.
24 September 2020
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is again on the look-out for the best student-led innovations that address community problems as it recently announced the opening of the 4th imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. Competition.
The competition, which began in 2017, seeks to unleash the creativity of young Filipinos in innovation using accessible technologies. It also aims to expose students to the whole process of innovation from idea pitching to building and testing actual prototypes.
23 September 2020
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a renewed appreciation for Filipino science and technology (S&T) workers, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently released a collaborative study with state think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) to give an outlook of future S&T labor requirements in the country.
Entitled “The Future S&T Human Resource Requirements in the Philippines: A Labor Market Analysis,” the study sought to provide a foundation for policy and strategy development concerning the country’s S&T human resources development (STHRD) efforts, which has huge influence on economic growth and resiliency.