Themed “Nasa Siyensya ang Pag-asa”, the 2011 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebrates Filipino genius and ingenuity in the field of S&T that raise the hope of the nation. The event, aptly titled ‘Expo Science 2011’, describes the latest breakthroughs from the Philippine science community to be showcased at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, 27-30 July 2011.
The event opens with President Benigno S. Aquino III who recently commended the Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo for being a ‘bringer of good news’ in his administration.
The NSTW features S&T fairs and exhibits, and other events in different venues to give audiences updates on the goings-on within the local science community. Among these include: Outstanding Young Scientist Summit (July 13, Manila Hotel), Annual Scientific Meeting (July 14-15, Manila Hotel), Science for Kids (July 18-22, DOST-NRCP Auditorium, Bicutan, Taguig City), STARBOOKS launch (July 19, SM Mall of Asia-Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center), Tagisang Robotics (July 28, SM Mall of Asia-Music Hall), S&T Summit and S&T Quiz Bee (July 29, SMX Convention Center), and In Touch With Excellence (July 29, Landbank Auditorium).
Highlighted in the science exposition are the Department’s High Impact Technologies and Services or HITS, the centerpiece exhibit. The latest technologies and services from the DOST system on display include the Mosquito Ovicidal-Larvicidal Trap, brown rice, baby foods, water filter, automatic weather stations, mass transit system, PC tablet, RxBox, PCOS machine, gantry crane, windmills, and initiatives on emerging fields of genomics, biotechnology, nanotechnology nuclear energy.
These technologies will alleviate the socio-economic conditions of Filipinos, provide long-term solutions, strengthen national competitiveness, and contribute to national development.
The NSTW will be participated in by government offices, the business sector, and the academic community, mostly with their respective exhibits.
Organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Expo Science 2011 overall concept vividly pictures the mission and vision of the Department as it steers the country towards national development.
The NSTW 2011 is co-chaired by DOST Undersecretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña and Director Raymund E. Liboro of the DOST Science and Technology Information Institute.
Source: DOST, Aristotle P. Carandang (S&T Media Service)
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