SIBALOM, ANTIQUE – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI and the University of Antique (UA), conducted the Dialogue with NAST Scientists (Lecture Series) and NAST Symposium for the Youth at the UA-Main Campus on September 24 and 25, 2019, respectively.
The resource speakers for both events were National Scientists (NS) Lourdes J. Cruz and Angel C. Alcala and Academicians (Acd.) Rhodora V. Azanza, Christopher C. Bernido, Aura C. Matias, and Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr.
The Lecture Series aims to promote science and technology, to bring our scientists closer to the grassroots, and to inspire and encourage the researchers and other professionals to conduct more research and to adapt science and technology for development. The activity was attended by 100 participants composed of faculty and officials from various institutions and universities in the area, representatives from the local government unit, and staff of Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) of Antique.
University of Antique President Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. welcomed the participants of the lecture followed by the message of the PSTC – Antique Director, Engr. Abraham R. Fabila, in behalf of Congresswoman Loren B. Legarda and the DOST VI Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office IX, conducted the Speakers’ Bureau Program as part of the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) and Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) on September 11, 2019 at Palacio del Sur, Zamboanga City.
The Speakers Bureau is an activity of the NAST PHL, which aims to help academic institutions or any interested organizations by providing speakers and resource persons on science-related issues. This one-day activity was conducted to discuss and formulate relevant solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourage students to pursue a career in science and technology.
The experts invited were: Acd. Juan M. Pulhin and Acd. Rex Victor O. Cruz, members of the NAST PHL Social Sciences and Agricultural Sciences Divisions, respectively; Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Asssistant Professor V and UP Scientist III from the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM)-University of the Philippines Los Baños, and Dr. Marla M. Redillas, Associate Professor from Civil Engineering Department, De La Salle University Manila. The event was attended by 100 students and teachers from different schools in the region. The program was facilitated by Ms. Merly D. Alivio from DOST Regional Office IX.
PSHC conducted Salinlahi Conference: Embracing the Emerging Technologies in Museum Content Development in Los Baños, Laguna
The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC) conducted the Salinlahi Conference with the theme “Embracing the Emerging Technologies in Museum Content Development” on September 10 – 11, 2019 in SEARCA, UP Los Baños, Laguna.
With the great impression raised by the new hologram exhibits of the Salinlahi launched last July 3, 2019, NAST has been motivated and inspired to offer a much improved facilities and interactive exhibits for the coming years.
The Salinlahi Conference is held to explore new technologies in presenting museum content and to come up with concept or design for the new exhibits and programs of PSHC. It also aims to explore future collaborations with the like-minded institutions.
The event was attended by different marketing technology companies that provides interactive experiences such as augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, interactive projections and the like. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ruby R. Cristobal of DOST – SEI and supervised by NAST Academician Jose Maria P. Balmaceda. With the support and participation of the members of the PSHC Technical Working Group, the workshop has been a success in crafting new ideas and concepts for the PSHC new exhibits.
The event was co-sponsored and supported by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
The Philippine Science Heritage Center is being managed and maintained by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST PHL) as mandated by RA 9107. NAST Philippines is the country’s recognition and advisory body on matter related to science.