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Scientists’ lighter side featured in DOST’s online publication PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:08

The Department of Science and Technology Philippine Men and Women of Science (PMWS) – a 51-year-old publication by the Science and Technology Information Institute, introduced a new feature titled “Heart of a Beautiful Mind” in its web version (pmws.dost.gov.ph).

The publication highlights the individuals behind those groundbreaking inventions and industry-changing innovations and exposes the Filipino scientist by baring their lighter side – from their childhood and student days to their thoughts, hopes, and dreams for future scientists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 23:19
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Forester and environmentalist tied for DOST’s 2015 environmental science award PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:03

The 2015 NAST Environmental Science Award (NESA) went to two distinguished experts during the paper presentation of finalists and awarding ceremony on April 22, 2015 at the New World Manila Bay Hotel. The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the country’s foremost recognition body, conferred the award in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Mr. Arsenio B. Ella, Scientist III of the DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) and Dr. Severino G. Salmo, III, assistant professor and chairperson of the Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) tied for the Award’s  first prize for the second time since the inception of the award in 2001.

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DOST-developed food processors on showcase at ASEAN food fair PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:00

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - developed food process equipment will be brought forward in the upcoming SIAL ASEAN 2015, pitting it out with the world’s “who’s who” in the global food industry.

SIAL, or Salon International de I’Agroalimentair, is the biggest and largest food exposition in the world and set to run June 17-19, 2015 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. It provides the industry players a global platform in a business-to-business environment.

During the exposition, DOST will put up a Food Innovation Center booth that will showcase the DOST- developed equipment called the   spray dryer and vacuum fryer. Deployed in FICs in the regions, these equipment are designed for the local food processing industry through DOST’s High Impact Technology Solutions project. The FIC booth will offer free food taste of products processed using the equipment at the venue.

Running for three days, the SIAL ASEAN 2015 will gather exhibitors from around the world to meet local and regional buyers. The fair is eyed to strengthen the Philippines’ global dimension and role as a focal point and gateway contributing to the innovation of the food and beverage industry.

With the food giants from all over the world gathered in this one big event indeed provides an opportunity and a gateway for showcasing local and regional products and services.

The public is invited to check out DOST’s offerings at the SIAL ASEAN 2015. The event will also give a preview of other offerings to be highlighted in the upcoming National Science and Technology Week 2015 at the SMX Convention Hall July 24-28. (By Violy B. Conoza, S&T Medias Service, DOST-ITDI)

 
DOST funds community empowerment program to Southern Leyte University PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 May 2015 23:57

Bontoc, Southern Leyte Department of Science and Technology – VIII Regional Director Edgar Esperancilla recently turned over P400,000 funding to Southern Leyte State University – Bontoc Campus for the project “Strengthening and Monitoring of Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Program in Region 8”.  Said project was conceptualized by SLSU-Bontoc and DOST 8 in the last quarter of CY 2014.

Developed by the DOST, the CEST program aims to provide livelihood and alleviate poverty in communities. Campus Administator Madel Calva received the funding.

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DOST's water filtration technology bolsters Isabela ceramics PDF Print E-mail
Written by (By Haziel May C.Natorilla S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 21:55

STA. MARIA, Isabela -- A ceramic water filter facility outfitted with high-performing equipment from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s program for small businesses, dubbed SETUP or Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program, was blessed recently  during the Cagayan Valley leg of DOST’s “Science Nation: Agham na Ramdam” nationwide roadshow.

SETUP offers assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises via funding, technology upgrade, and manpower training, to improve their production and product quality, and be at par with other small businesses in the regional and national levels.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 01:04
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FRUX PEANUT BUTTER Going nuts on biz success PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Allan Mauro V. Marfal, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)   
Sunday, 03 May 2015 21:50

Mrs. Fructoso Lana, owner of Frux Peanut Butter, is going nuts. It’s almost incredible that technology intervention worthP 541,600 has spread her income base to yummy figures.

According to Lana, Fruxhas increased its production by 136 percent and sales by 142 percent as the company is now able to produce quality peanut butter in different sizes such as 300g, 250g, 200g bottles and 50g that are widely distributed to established local markets. Among Frux Peanut Butter’s clients is Manolette Bakeshop with 200 branches all over the country.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 10:30
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