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PSHS System Executive Director Dr. Lilia Habacon with PNRI Director Dr. Carlo Arcilla signing the Memorandum of Understanding between PSHS and PNRI on November 23, 2018 at the PSHS Main Campus in Quezon City. The MOU provides for cooperation in scientific research, mentoring and internship programs, and organization of workshops and training courses, among others.

PSHS Partners with PNRI in Nuclear Education

Pushing the frontier of nuclear education by getting the country’s best and brightest students on board, the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System joins the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) in a nationwide project in bringing nuclear and radiation science to secondary school classrooms.

With the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in November last year, PNRI and PSHS will engage in mentoring and internship programs between the high school students and the Institute’s very own scientists and researchers, culminating in joint scientific research programs.

The MOU provides for a five-year cooperative partnership between PNRI and PSHS, commencing in 2019. The two agencies are also looking forward to organize workshops, trainings, symposia, and other academic and cultural activities, particularly this 2019.

PSHS has previously participated in the Nuclear Science and Technology Education Program (nSTEp+) rolled out by PNRI. The NSTEP is an inter-agency partnership between PNRI, PSHS, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Science Education Institute (SEI) which aims to expand its reach to all the regions in the Philippines, inspiring the Filipino youth through nuclear science and technology.

The program draws rich experience from technical cooperation projects by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiated in 2015, as well as its current project on Educating Secondary Students and Science Teachers on Nuclear Science and Technology, which covers the entire Asia-Pacific region.

PNRI has also signed an MOU with DepEd in the implementation of the IAEA project last February 2018 during the Regional Workshop on Curriculum Development and Launching of Nuclear Science and Technology for Secondary Schools.

During the workshop, in which representatives of 23 IAEA Member States were present, PSHS officials participated along with PNRI and DepEd in the landmark effort to expand the teaching of nuclear science in the Philippines as well as in other countries.


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