June 14, 2024

It’s time to awaken the inner explorer in you, as the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Department of Science and Technology is gearing up for a day of learning and adventure on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. via the Zoom platform.

Two events by DOST-NAST are in store for this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration from Nov. 22 to 28 under the theme “Agham at Teknolohiya: Tugon sa Hamon ng Panahon” or “Science and Technology: Response to the Challenge of the Time.”

Three renowned Filipino scientists will share their knowledge and experiences in the field of earth science to enhance the awareness of the youth participants and encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Specific topics will be presented on geology by Dr. Betchaida Payot of the University of the Philippines Diliman, about earthquakes by Jeffrey Perez of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, and climates by Acd. Fernando Siringan of DOST-NAST.

DOST-NAST will also be organizing a “treasure hunt” using the free Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC) virtual tour mobile app downloadable at Google Play and Apple Store. The mechanics of the contest will be announced after the open forum on the same date.

The PSHC was established to serve as a public resource center for the works, ideas, and other achievements of Filipino scientists who have significantly contributed to the global advancement of science and technology.

The center features holograms of notable Filipino scientists with the works and contributions that can be viewed by visitors to add on to their stock knowledge on different fields of science.

The NSTW is an annual event that aims to bring S&T closer to the people by letting them experience the vital role of science, technology, and innovation in improving the people’s quality of life, protecting the environment, and contributing to national development.

For more information on the different webinars, forums, and special events, visit the NSTW website at http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ or check and follow the NSTW Facebook page at https://web.facebook.com/nstwdost. – Press release