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Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

Philippine Robotics National Team bags gold award in Turkey

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The national delegation comes home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research

DOST-SEI opens innovation contest for science, math teachers

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019

A student from the Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus flies a drone to collect data on different environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and gas concentration. Photo from DOST-SEI

PH robotics team wins big at FIRST Lego League World Championship

May 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Young Filipino students bested other teams from all over the world at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas

WINNERS. DYCI Blue Ocean's 10 with Mylene Abiva (left) of FELTA Multi-Media at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA

DOST-SEI offers overseas scholarships for science, tech graduates

Mar 14, 2019 - 12:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The DOST-SEI is offering foreign graduate scholarships in specialized priority science and technology fields to develop the country's pool of talent

Background photo from DOST-SEI

Pinoy science docus reap awards in 3rd Indie-Siyensya film contest

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 7 films earn the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

Filipino students win at International Biology Olympiad

Jul 29, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University says this was 'one of the best debut performances of the country in an international science Olympiad'

TRIUMPH. Team Philippines at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

18-year-old Filipino wins int'l science video contest

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, wins in this year's Breakthrough Junior Challenge for an explainer video on relativity

CREATIVE EXPLAINER. A framegrab from Andales' winning video on reference frames and relativity. Courtesy Breakthrough Junior Challenge/YouTube

Going the extra mile: How DOST’s bus bridges science teaching gaps

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The Explorer Bus aims to encourage students around the country to appreciate science concepts by taking part in the experience of learning

Free tuition alone won’t make college any more accessible

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM

We need to focus more on the disadvantages that poor students face much earlier in their lives

From cancer research to paying it forward

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Inspired by his family and his country a Filipino scientist focuses his research on helping find a cure for cancer

DLSU admission test, DOST-SEI JLSS exams postponed

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:43 PM

La Salle s DCAT is rescheduled to November 6 Meanwhile the JLSS exam postponement covers Catanduanes Albay Camarines Sur Camarines Norte and Sorsogon in Region V and Marinduque in Region IV B

DepEd allots P15.5B for hiring of teachers in 2017

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We have a challenge in hiring Math and Science teachers [We need] a huge army of teachers we ll recruit more says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Bill seeks expanded science scholarship coverage

Aug 25, 2016 - 2:21 PM

A proposed Senate bill seeks to open up scholarship slots for Filipino students in state colleges and universities who are currently taking up degree programs identified as priority science and technology courses

UP students create mobile app for mental health first aid

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The increasing need to raise the level of mental health awareness leads two UP students in computer science to develop a mobile application that will address such need

PSYCHUP. UP students Chad Errol Booc and Chara Mae San Diego present their project in their thesis defense. Photo courtesy of Chad Errol Booc and Chara Mae San Diego

Tech industry titans urge US to better fund computer science ed

Apr 27, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Access to computer science in school is an economic imperative for our nation to remain competitive says a petition aimed at the US Congress

Bumper crop of int'l math, science medals for PH in 2015

Feb 06, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Filipino students continue to show that they are competitive in the fields of science and math

Image courtesy Marco Melgar. Processed by Alyssa Arizabal / Rappler.

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Recto: P850M in DOST's 2016 budget for post-grad scholarships

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:08 AM

These MS and PhD graduates in science form the bedrock of our development If we want to grow this is one urgently needed human capital we must develop

HIGHLIGHTS: ASPAC 2015 at The Mind Museum, April 27-28

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Here are ASPAC 2015 s keynote speeches from The Mind Museum in the Philippines

ASPAC 2015: Coming together for science

Apr 13, 2015 - 11:09 AM

It is a big deal for science museums to get together every year to declare this with one voice: there is no single arena in life where science is a stranger

An adult and child looks at the image of the moon at The Mind Museum. Image courtesy The Mind Museum

Science Film Festival 2014 at The Mind Museum

Nov 05, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Goethe Institut partners with The Mind Museum to showcase the Science Film Festival 2014

Latin America universities fail to make grade

Oct 12, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Latin America s universities are often overcrowded underfunded institutions where most professors do not have doctoral degrees and many students end up dropping out

University professor Julieta Nafissi (L) and students work in their scientists projects at the biotechnology lab of the UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa) in Buenos Aires on September 23, 2014. Juan Mabromata/AFP

A 'Pisay' for changing times

Sep 06, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Arguably the country s top high school the 50 year old Philippine Science High School PSHS is adapting to challenging times ahead

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus in Diliman, Quezon City, 3 Sept 2014. KD Suarez/Rappler

DOST scholarship applications extended until August 29

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The nationwide examination for the DOST SEI Undergraduate Scholarships shall be held on September 21 2014 with results to be announced in March 2015

Cultivating science in young Singaporeans' minds

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:11 PM

The 37 year old Science Centre Singapore has evolved from just being a place for exhibits to playing an integral role in helping stimulate young Singaporeans interest in science and technology

Facade of Science Centre Singapore, 15 May 2014. KD Suarez/Rappler

PH bags 3rd silver in 2014 Int'l Math Olympiad

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:08 PM

In the hardest math competition in the world the Philippine team garners a total score of 96 points – a huge jump from 72 points in 2013

'WINNING STREAK.' With a silver medal, 3 bronze medals, and 2 honorable mentions, the Philippine team comes home from their best performance yet at the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad. Photo from DOST-SEI

3,982 students qualify for DOST college scholarships

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:04 AM

Qualifiers who avail of any of the S T undergraduate scholarships may pursue a four or five year college degree in priority science and technology fields

SCHOLARSHIPS. The DOST-SEI will hold Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship exams on September 22, 2013

Candies, climate change and the 'pale blue dot'

Mar 01, 2014 - 10:27 PM

How do you explain climate change through astronomy?

Life lessons from mathematics

Feb 13, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Ronelio Barasi is among the 447 recipients of the 2014 Youth Excellence in Science Award from the Department of Science and Technology

[Science Solitaire] The joy of not ever understanding anything?

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:45 AM

We are more wired to be curious and to understand far deeper

DOST-SEI, DepEd announce 2014 science scholarship applications

Jul 05, 2013 - 2:36 PM

The DOST SEI will hold Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarships’ examination on September 22 2013

SCHOLARSHIPS. The DOST-SEI will hold Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship exams on September 22, 2013

Robotics? Smarter in the Philippines!

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:15 AM

An interesting curriculum like robotics help teachers make science and technology fun and enjoyable for students

IN ACTION. Claire Reñosa showcases the different features of Teacher HERO. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

China astronaut teaches lesson from space

Jun 20, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Wang Yaping the second Chinese woman in space demonstrated how a variety of objects from a bubble of water to a spinning toy behave in zero gravity

LESSON FROM SPACE. Students watch a lesson by Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping on a screen in their classroom in Beijing 2nd Middle School in Beijing, China, 20 June 2013. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Earth, art, and heart at the Mind Museum

Apr 24, 2013 - 3:09 PM

At the Mind Museum they thought of a different way of celebrating Earth Day using fossils art and performance

Photo by Christine Chan

Is PH ready for liftoff?

Feb 28, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Is the Philippines ready and capable to have its own space program?

Applications for PSHS scholarships now open

Jun 14, 2012 - 12:42 PM

The Philippine Science High School PSHS System is now accepting applications for its National Competitive Examination NCE

Most science, tech OFWs go to Middle East - study

Mar 15, 2012 - 10:21 AM

The Middle East is attracting the highest numbers of Filipino science and technology professionals