DOST to stage “Science For The People” on S &T Week

To give the public a unique experience on how S&T work for a better life, the Department of Science and Technology will showcase the country’s best in S&T research and services, interactive exhibits, and technology-aided entrepreneurship this coming National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) to be held July 11 to 15 at the World Trade Centre, Pasay City.

“We celebrate the National Science and Technology Week annually to showcase the services and products of our scientists, engineers, researchers, inventors, and innovators,” DOST Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña said.

Celebrated every third week of July yearly through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993, the NSTW aims to recognize the contribution of science and technology in the development of the country and garner support from the public and private institutions for its sustainable development.

The activities lined up for this year’s NSTW are science and technology forums on agriculture, health, nutrition, disaster preparedness management, and manufacturing. Technology exhibits and launches, film showing, scientific career talks, science journalism writeshop, and SETUP forums are also included.

Open to the public, all forums will be held at Philippine Trade and Training Center while the exhibit areas will be located at the World Trade Center.

After the event, a series of regional science and technology fairs will also be held in every region in the country until December.

The theme for this year’s NSTW celebration: “Science For The People”. (Tawid News/With report of Allan Mauro V. Marfal, DOST-STII)