Being momshie to DOST scholars down south
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018
One of the most life-changing and popular Department of Science and Technology (DOST) programs is on scholarship. Usually, the much awaited events are the qualifying exam, announcement of qualifiers, the graduation, and, yes, the release of the monthly stipend. But other than these events, there are other interesting stories about the scholarship program that seldom hit the headlines.
"It's not all about financial assistance," says Vina R. Antopina, assistant provincial S&T director of DOST-Bohol, when asked about the concerns in handling the scholarship program.
Vina wears a number of hats to the scholars, from being "Ma'am" at DOST, scholarship coordinator, nanny, nanay (mother), mamshie (millennial term for one who acts as mother), and eventually ninang (godmother) to ...
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Science Camp in Siquijor to raise students' awareness on climate change
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018
In Photo: University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute's Mark Tolentino (right) engages the interest of Science Camp participants in plankton sampling.
For most, the dry season or "summer" time in the Philippines is for art workshops and taekwondo lessons. But for students from various public schools in Siquijor, it's all about the sea, the atmosphere, science and saving the planet.
Forty students are currently experiencing how to become scientists in the 2018 Climate Science Youth Camp, a project organized annually by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), which started on April 17 and ends on April 22 on the island province. The Science Camp is one of DOST-SEI's most anticipated projects that aims to encourage the youth to get into ...
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