“The well-known shows you will see right here in the NSTW [National Science and Technology Week] exhibit our effort to give up poverty and different deprivations, while enhancing health and education, lowering inequality, and spurring financial increase, even as, at the equal time, tackling climate trade and working to preserve our natural resources.”
Science Secretary Fortunato T. De la Peña said this at the hole of the NSTW on the World Trade Center in Pasay City on July 17.
With the topic “Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development,” de Los Angeles Peña stated this yr’s NSTW is at a better stage however nevertheless anchored on at the daily existence of Filipinos.
It “makes us investigate how technological know-how and technology assist us to obtain the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals by way of 2030,” he brought.
The five-day annual occasion capabilities famous and fora on eight clusters on technologies, research and improvement (R&D) and offerings—inclusive of meals safety, electricity and environment; aging society, health and medical care; human assets; fairness and increase within the nation-state; biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources; sustainable cities and communities; resilience and innovation; and global linkages.
He said NSTW that ends on July 21 gives interesting occasions for various audiences—for the younger ones with a view to engage their active minds and bodies; for the marketers, investors, researchers, and students; for individuals who are searching for well being, and different sectors and companies.
“There is something for everybody. This is one in all our approaches of bringing technology to the people,” de Los Angeles Peña stated.
Duterte’s full aid to S&T
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, who introduced the speech of President Duterte, underscored the President’s full guide to science and generation (S&T).
“The President in no way stated a word towards science and technology. All members of the Cabinet have one-hundred-percent acclaim for S&T projects,” Briones introduced stated.
She said anything amount the DOST’s initiatives could entail, Duterte could simply say “we will search for budget” for their implementation.
Chris Tiu: DOST brand ambassador
De la Peña announced that former basketball star Chris Tiu as first DOST logo ambassador to the roaring applause of the audience composed of DOST officials and personnel, exhibitors and guests.
“This is something we’ve never completed earlier than, and we’re simply too satisfied to begin doing now. Indeed, it’s miles DOST’s manner of reaching out to people throughout our society’s spectrum to the message that everything that we do here is for the humans,” he said.
The occasion also showcased the awarding of brilliant individuals in S&T.
Dr. Alonzo Gabriel, Ph.D., obtained the Outstanding Research and Development Award for Basic Research (Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal)
Dr. Mary Donnabelle Balela, Ph.D., changed into given the Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research (Julian A. Banzon Medal)
Dr. Ricardo Babaran, Ph.D., got the Oustanding Science Administrator Award (Dioscoro L. Umali Medal)
Robertson Chiang, MBA, obtained the Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award (Gregorio Y. Zara Medal)
Dr. Merlinda Palencia, Ph.D., acquired Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award (Gregorio Y. Zara Medal)
Dr. Erlinda Paterno, Ph.D., was given a unique citation.
NuLab cellular technological know-how mastering bus
The new cell technology learning facility of the DOST-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), referred to as NuLab, was launched throughout the NSW.
The DOST-SEI’s 2d science bus for Filipino freshmen follows the fulfillment of the Science Explorer, which has served around 32,000 basic and excessive-school college students in more than a hundred municipalities everywhere in the united states on account that 2010.
While the Science Explorer basically caters to younger students, estimated P15-million NuLab is in general supposed for senior excessive-college college students.
It features superior technological know-how, era, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) modules as nanotechnology, aerospace engineering, nuclear technological know-how, earthquake risk analysis, technology media literacy, programming, oceanography, robotics, entomology, and environmental technology.
The modules are in particular designed to help college students find out their potentials in the diverse STEM fields and to encourage them to take tertiary publications in which they’re maximum willing to succeed and excel. In NuLab, college students also are encouraged to use to the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships, the agency’s flagship program.
Tolentino as chairman of Senate’s technological know-how committee
Incoming Sen. Francis Tolentino, who graced the S&T event, announced throughout his message that he’s the brand new chairman of the Senate’s S&T committee.
The former chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said he is now trying to learn S&T terminologies like nanotechnology and biotechnology.