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DOST to hold two-day science forum for elementary, HS students at S&T week

Monday, July 09, 2012 01:20 AM    Views : 867by:Allan Ace Aclan S&T Media Service

There are big opportunities in a science career, as vouched by established researchers, scientists, and engineers in the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute's first Talk and Play Career Advocacy Forum on July1 2-13, 2012at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

The two-day forum is part of the National Science and Technology Week celebration to be held July 10-14 in the same venue.

Themed "Choose Science, Use Science," the two-day forum will provide students the opportunity to meet scientists and engineers in person and get to know how it is to be like them. The forum aims to promote to the students the scholarship program of DOST and inspire themto opt for a career in science and technology, and engineering.

To speak before students are some former DOST scholars who have become successful in their chosen fields.

The first day will have an audience of high school students from 16 schools with their advisers. Speakers will share their respective exciting careers in the fields of geology, engineering, chemistry and marine science.

The next day will have elementary students treated to role playing activities inside the DOST's Science Explorer bus, the country's first and only mobile learning facility. The Science Explorer bus is a 30-seater vehicle equipped with laboratory and audio-visual facilities, and instructional materials. Experts from the Philippine Normal University will facilitate this session.

The National Science and Technology Week is an annual celebration that features the latest breakthroughs from the Philippine science community. For more information please log on to http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ or contact the secretariat c/o DOST Planning and Evaluation Service at 8372932 or 8373165.

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" Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio Seño of Los Banos, Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called, respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulation in Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparation known as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents under his name. "

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