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Science Clubbers Summit opens this September

Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:00 AM    Views : 565by:DOST-Region 9

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The Philippine Society of Young Science Clubs (PSYSC), in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology-IX (DOST-IX), invites science club members to join the National Science Clubs Summit (SUMMIT) on September 7-8, 2013 at the Dipolog Medical Center Science High School of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.

The SUMMIT, as part of the activities lined-up for the National Science Club Month (NSCM) Celebration, is a one and a half-day gathering of high school science club affiliates which is geared towards the promotion of public understanding of science, technology, and the environment.

With this year's theme: "NATUREADY: Unravel the causes. Build the Solution. Empower science clubbers to action," PSYSC aims to make the youth become aware of the truth behind the natural disasters and to empower science clubbers by informing them of the common natural disasters, how they are formed and what can be done to mitigate these disasters.

Two important events will also kick off this year's NSCM, namely, the PSYSC Science Olympiad (PSO) and the I-Teach Science Seminar (ITSS). PSO is an inter-school quiz competition for elementary and high school students all over the country. The National Elimination for Region IX will be conducted on September 7 at the same venue where participants will be given a written exam that will challenge their knowledge on various science categories.

On the other hand, I-Teach Science Seminar (ITSS) is a half-day activity catering to science teachers of affiliated schools. It is an enrichment seminar packed with lectures, workshops, and discussions for teachers featuring ways on how they can make science teaching fun and interactive. This activity will also convene on September 7 with the same venue.

Through its lined-up activities, the PSYSC aims not only to inform but also encourage camaraderie among youths through lectures, workshops and friendly competition.

The deadline for early registration is on August 23. Walk-in participants may be catered prior to availability of slots. For more information, you may check the PSYSC official website, http://psysc.org. You may also contact the PSYSC National Office at tel. no. (02) 332-8151; (02) 393-4384 or email at mail@psysc.org"; style="text-decoration: none; outline: none; color: rgb(0, 154, 202);">mail@psysc.org or at nscm@psysc.org"; style="text-decoration: none; outline: none; color: rgb(0, 154, 202);">nscm@psysc.org; or contact Ms. Giselle Fernandez, Site Coordinator Region IX through mvfernandez4@gmail.com"; style="text-decoration: none; outline: none; color: rgb(0, 154, 202);">mvfernandez4@gmail.com. (DOST-IX Press Release

Source:http://region9.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=497:science-clubbers-summit-opens-this-september&catid=80:news-updates&Itemid=130

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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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