The Department of Science and Technology Region VII Director Edilberto Paradela urged scientists in the Visayas to do researches that promote “inclusive development.” Speaking before the participants in the scientist conference at the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) Auditorium, Paradela stressed doing such fulfills the scientists’ moral and social duties to help alleviate the living condition of grass root communities.
The regional director said that while the country’s economy has improved tremendously, the grassroots have not enjoyed the benefits of economic growth. Thus he made the appeal to Visayan scientist-participants to the Annual Scientific Conference held recently by the DOST- National Research Council of the Philippines Visayas regional cluster. The NCRP has about 4,000 members all over the country.
High school students competing in the 5th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APTJSO) in UP Los Bañostook on the challenge from leaders of the local science communityto study how scientists can better assess the effects of climate change on the world’s rainforests.
The APTJSO, now on its 5th year, is an annual science competition among gifted students in the ASEAN region plus those in Sweden, Korea, and China.
Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Science High School (PSHS), also called “Pisay”) Main Campus student Marla Abao recently bagged the Best Oral Presentation award at the International Student Science Fair (ISSF) held at the National University of Singapore - High School of Math and Science in Singapore.
Abao won the prize for her research titled “An Android Application for Efficient Disaster Kit Procurement for Low-Level Floods.”