DOST XI hosts the Mindanao Cluster S&T Fair in Davao City
The 2014 MindaDOST Cluster S&T Fair will be held in SMX Convention Center, Davao City from November 13-15, 2014. The fair is hosted by the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. XI with the theme: "Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges."
The Mindanao Cluster S&T Fair brings to the grass roots the annual National S&T Week Celebration of the Department of Science and Technology. It is a great venue for business matching as the fair brings altogether DOST agencies and assisted companies, particularly the small and medium enterprises, investors, NGOs, scientists, researchers, government agencies, academe and community organizations in order to promote S&T.
The 3-day cluster fair will feature the 8 DOST outcomes which are feasible ways to become a Science Nation contributing to the overall competitiveness of the country in the global arena.
Aside from the free viewing of exhibits, everyone is also encouraged to join the series of lectures / fora on the following schedules/topics:
November 13 – 2PM
November 14- 10:00am – 5pm
Trends on Appropriate Packaging Technologies;
Food Safety for Food Service Establishment; and
Energy Conservation Awareness
November 15- 10:00am – 2:30pm
Hydraulic and Hydrologic Characterization for Remediation Technologies;
Action Plan on Municipal Solid Waste Management and Landfill in the Philippines; and
The Magical World of Science
For more details, you may contact Ms. Ruby Manongdo at Tel. No. (082) 2275672.
The 2014 MindaDOST Cluster S&T Fair is brought to us by the Department of Science and Technology – Regional Offices No. IX, X, XI, XII, Caraga, and ARMM thru the Technology Applications and Promotions Institute (DOST - TAPI).
NOAH’s open street mapping seminar set Friday
THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, also known as Project Noah, will conduct an Open Street Mapping for disaster seminar to students on Friday at the University of Mindanao, Matina Campus Auditorium.
Open Street Mapping, according to DOST Davao Region science research specialist Eric Colmenares, is a new project being developed by Project Noah that aims to determine the flood map of a specific area and those who will be affected by the flooding.
DOST Opens Junior Level Science Scholarships
Are you a junior student enrolled in priority science and technology (S&T) courses? Are you willing to teach in the secondary schools in the Philippines? If YES, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling all qualified Junior Level College students to apply for its Junior Level Science Scholarships under the RA 10612 also known as “Fast-tracked Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 2013” scholarship program offerings.
RA 10612 aims to strengthen the country’s science and technology education by fast tracking graduates in the sciences, mathematics and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country.
Application forms and scholarship brochures can be obtained at the DOST regional office at DMC Compound, Davao City; and at the Provincial Science and Technology Centers in USEP Apokon, Tagum City with tel. no. 084-2162415; NICO Bldg., Nabunturan City with mobile no. 09203295187; Lim St., Digos City with tel. no.553-3469; and, Sto. Niño St., Mati City with tel. no. 087-3884085. It can also be downloaded through http://science-scholarships.ph. Deadline for filing of application is on September 30, 2014. Examination date is on October 18, 2014.
After graduation, the scholar shall be given opportunity for job placement in high schools in the country, be employed with a position equivalent to Special Science Teacher I in the Philippine Science High School System, and be given one-time relocation allowance should he/she be assigned in a place other than the permanent residence.
DOST, DepEd to open 500 science and technology education scholarships
PASIG CITY, 05 August (PIA)--The Department of Education (DepEd) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is set to open 500 scholarship slots to 3RD year college students.
This came after the recent signing by the DepEd and DOST of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10612 (RA 10612) or the “Fast-tracked Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 2013”.
The signing was witnessed by Former AGHAM party-list representative Angelo Palmones, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Assistant Secretary Oswaldo Santos and DOST Science Education Institute (SEI) Director Josette Biyo.
Expert recommends aquaponics for urban dwellers
Want to grow your own vegetables but don’t have much space? Aquaponics lets you do that and lets you raise fish too!
An integration of aquaculture (raising fish in artificial environment) and hydroponics (growing vegetables without using soil), aquaponics is a system wherein naturally occurring bacteria converts fish wastes into fertilizer for the plants while the plants filter water for the fish.
An aquaponic system is basically composed of growing bed, fish tank, a biofiltration tank where bacteria can grow and convert fish wastes into plant food, and a pump to circulate the water throughout the system.