DOST FPRDI's technologies featured in NSTW 2018 Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 The DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) joined the science community in celebrating this year's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Among the featured FPRDI technologies were the bamboo hot press machine and some furniture pieces made from old rubberwood trees.
Photo by Kathleen Joy Bitao
The FPRDI-developed hot press machine (photo above) drastically cuts the production time of engineered bamboo from 6-8 hours to just 8-10 minutes.
"Engineered bamboo products are bound bamboo fibers, particles, strips or slats. The material can be turned into furniture, handicrafts, panels and other novelty items and is often stronger and less prone to warping than equivalent solid woods," explained Dr. Rico J. Cabangon of FPRDI's...read full story
Chulabhorn Graduate Institute - ASEAN Foundation Joint Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Academic Year 2019) Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018
The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN Member States through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Phase 2: 2016 2022).
The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to train trainees in the programme to be effective thinkers and leaders in their field of expertise, to better serve their countries'...read full story