As a showcase of the 3D printing capability of the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and to display its capability in creating complex and big structures using additive manufacturing technology, the first and largest 3D-printed monument of our national hero will be built. This is to commemorate Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s 125th year of martyrdom this coming 30 December 2021. 

The project will highlight and promote available high-end technology of AMCEN that will produce Rizal’s 12.5-ft 3D-printed statue as an icon of Rizal as a Filipino Scientist.

From the mundane mysteries such as sleep and solar power to social issues such as vaccine hesitancy to environmentally-sustainable fishing traditions, everyday science comes to life with the able explorations of young documentary filmmakers of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI’s) 5th Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. 

Over five dozen entries from schools and individuals all across the Philippines, from Abra to Maguindanao, joined the contest. Their entries consisted of short documentaries relevant to the theme “The Scientist in Me,” aimed at explaining the science behind everyday things.

Leveraging the power of media to promote STEM education 

The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) entered into a partnership agreement with the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) towards making the Institute’s educational content more accessible to students and teachers throughout the Philippines via the Knowledge Channel’s on-air and online platforms.  

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) led the kick-off of the webinar series honoring Dr. Jose P. Rizal as a Filipino scientist last 13 December 2021.

The webinar, “Jose Rizal, the Agriculturist: Honoring and Remembering him @ 125”, is in line with the commemoration of the hero’s 125th year of martyrdom on December 30. It showcases Rizal’s contributions to the development of agriculture in the 19th century Philippines. 

By Joy M. Lazcano, DOST-STII, S&T Media Service

The tallest 3D printed monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal will soon rise and be unveiled at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) complex in Bicutan, Taguig to celebrate Rizal Day.

To commemorate Rizal’s 125th year of martyrdom on 30 December 2021, the DOST will lead the unveiling of the 12.5 feet tall 3D printed statue, a fitting memorial to the works and accomplishments of Rizal, not only as our national hero but also as a scientist.