High school students competing in the 5th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APTJSO) in UP Los Baños took 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. 

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.

Tanay, Rizal - The Rizal State University in this municipality beefed up its library which helped earn the approval of independent accrediting institution for State Universities and Colleges. The improvement in the state university’s library holdings was because of STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic Research Based Openly Operated Kiosks.

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DOST-STII Director Richard P. Burgos (foreground) introduces STARBOOKS in the 14th Conference of Philippine Schools Overseas held recently at the Diamond Hotel. Others in photo are Mary Grace A. Tirona , executive director of the Commission on Filipino Overseas (middle) and Prof. Gerson M. Abesamis, consultant of K to 12 Transition Team of the Commission on Higher Education and senior lecturer of College in Education in UP. (Photo by Gerardo de Jesus, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

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Truong Quynh Lien (right), Deputy Director of the Center for Science and Technology Communication of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, receives the Broadcaster’s Manual for Disaster Preparedness from Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. (center), director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The manual is a guide for broadcasters and media practitioners on the how to report natural hazards like typhoon, flood, earthquake, tsunami  and others to the general public that would be easily understood. Ms. Truong led a group of Vietnamesejournalists from different media organizations that recently visited the Department of Science and Technologyin collaboration with the Science and Technology Information Institute. The Vietnamese group made an observation visit to survey DOST’s S&T programs. Also in photo is Dr. Aristotle P. Carandang, Chief of the Communication Resources and Production Division of STII. (Photo by Henry de Leon/Text by Rodolfo P. de Guzman, S&T Media Service)