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YOUNG RESEARCHERS TO SHOWCASE PROJECTS IN PALAWAN

Monday, September 24, 2018 11:34 PM    Views : 99by:Rodolfo P. de Guzman

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Young researchers all over the country will flock to the country's last frontier, Palawan, on September 28-30, 2018 for a summit highlighting studies along various fields under science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The researchers are all students of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System, also called "Pisay."

To be held at the Skylight Convention Center in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the 2018 Science Research Summit has the theme "Science for the People," the tagline of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the mother agency of Pisay.

Showcasing young researchers' studies is seen to encourage students to take up STEM courses and help achieve the critical mass in the number of scientists, engineers, researchers and mathematicians according to strengthen the country's global competitiveness. Grades 10-12 students from Department of Education (DepEd) schools in Palawan will observe how Pisay scholars will introduce their researches and innovation projects in oral and poster presentations on September 29. Observers are expected to get ideas during the presentation and hopefully start their own science projects. Said activity is expected to be fun while the "geeks" will definitely be cool as they learn to investigate, explore, and create.

On September 30, a community fair which is open to the public will treat Grades 5 and 6 students through a show of various STEM researches in interactive exhibits and a poster competition.

Pisay and DOST are working closely with DepEd in this research summit which aims to bring science, technology, and innovation closer to the people in DOST's pursuit of creating a culture of science in the country. For those interested to join the event and view the exhibits, please call (02) 939 7747 or email: oed@pshs.edu.ph or log on to www.pshs.edu.ph and Facebook: Philippine Science High School System.

Source: http://www.stii.dost.gov.ph/823-young-researchers-to-showcase-projects-in-palawan

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