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Pangasinan town hosts Sci-Tech Caravan

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 01:45 AM    Views : 295by:Hilda Austria

SCI-TECH CARAVAN. Students and a teacher from Bayambang town watch as one of the exhibitors in the Science and Technology Caravan showcases their technology. The caravan runs from August 13-16, 2019, which also includes technology talks and livelihood trainings for the residents of Bayambang. (Photo by HIlda Austria)

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan -- Residents of this town may avail of the free technology or livelihood trainings, while students can view technology exhibits during the Science and Technology Caravan here starting Tuesday.

The four-day event is headed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional office (Ilocos) and Pangasinan provincial office, in partnership with the municipal government of Bayambang.
In her speech during the opening program, DOST-Pangasinan provincial director Felicidad Gan said all the services and exhibits are free and open to all residents or students even those from neighboring towns or cities.
“The activity aims to raise awareness and appreciation of DOST projects as well as forge partnerships and collaboration between the local government unit and the DOST. Also, to create potential investment opportunities on matured technologies towards establishment of technology,” she said.
Among the topics for the technology talk are improving bamboo craft and furniture industry, which will tackle processes on bamboo dyeing, preservation and engineered bamboo, resin lamination, drum-type charcoal kiln, among others; improving agriculture and livestock industry; food innovation; disaster risk reduction and mitigation; and waste management, Gan said.
Meanwhile, under technology livelihood trainings, residents will learn rags and t-shirt printing; bottled bangus in tomato sauce and tuyo gourmet making; mushroom production and processing; basic baking 101; no-bake products; salted egg making and pickled vegetable making, she added.
For the students, Gan further said the mobile planetarium will be on display at the Bayambang Events Center from Aug.13-16 with free admission.
“We wanted the students to appreciate the grandeur of the planets and stars, for the future astronauts or simply stargazers. We also have the science interactive activities” she said.
A robotics workshop and competition will also be held on Aug.14-15 at the second floor of the Bayambang Municipal Library.
During the caravan, Gan added DOST scholarship applications for undergraduates will be accepted and processed by their office. 
A DOST- Science Education Institute scholarship campaign was held Tuesday as part of the caravan.
The caravan also offers free scale calibration, and there are also booths of technology exhibits.
Mayor Cezar Quiambao thanked DOST for bringing the caravan to their town.
“This is very important as it is in line with our revolution against poverty. Students and residents should take advantage of this. This is very important because you will learn a lot about doing business out of all these technologies,” he told the attendees.
Quiambao also called on his constituents to enable the caravan to yield positive results.
“I challenge you, to have a business out of what you have learned here. Even just one of you who will be inspired to do business from what he has learned here. And I urge you come to my office and I will help you make that business happen,” he said.
He added the DOST also provides assistance to those who are willing to learn more about their technologies.(PNA)


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