The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST PHL) will hold a special episode of ScienTeach on 10 May 2021, 9:00 AM via Zoom and Facebook Live in partnership with DOST-National Capital Region (NCR) with the theme, “Mental Well-being of Students in the time of Covid-19.”
This special episode will include the turn-over of the National Scientists’ Posters to be led by National Scientist Dolores A. Ramirez and NAST PHL President, Academician Rhodora V. Azanza. Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña, Undersecretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., Director Lilia T. Habacon, and Regional Director Wilfredo E. Cabral were also invited to the ceremonial turn-over of the posters. This project of NAST PHL aims to promote our National Scientists to the Filipino youth and to introduce their works and significant contributions to the country.
The topics for the ScienTeach proper will focus on the mental health status of students, the effects of the pandemic, and mechanisms to cope up with pandemic stress. Invited speakers are Academician Allan Benedict I. Bernardo, Dr. Clarissa F. Delariarte, and Dr. Ma. Regina M. Hechanova. The event will also be participated by Regional Director Jose B. Patalinjug III of DOST NCR and NAST PHL Vice President, Academician Fabian M. Dayrit.
In the past years, the Symposium for the Youth with NAST Scientists was held in various provinces of the country in partnership with the DOST Regional Offices. Because of the pandemic, the symposium went virtual as an adaptive effort of NAST PHL to continue serving its stakeholders. ScienTeach is a collection of episodes that highlights varying topics featuring NAST Members and its awardees who are accomplished in their respective fields. It utilizes online platforms while obtaining the objectives of the traditional lecture series, which are to: 1) promote science and technology, 2) promote the NAST members and its awardees by bringing them closer to the youth, and 3) inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.
NAST PHL is an attached agency to the DOST and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology.
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Offices in the Visayas, conducted the first-ever virtual Regional Scientific Meeting (RSM) on April 13-14, 2021. The Visayas RSM is the first of the three regional scientific meetings to be conducted in preparation for the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held on July 12-15, 2021.
This year’s Regional Scientific Meeting was anchored on the theme, “COVID-19 Pandemic: Learning from the Past, Coping with the Present, and Moving to the Next.” The two-day event was organized by the NAST PHL and hosted by the DOST Regional Office VII.
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), will conduct a webinar on measuring mental health and well-being during the pandemic on April 30, 2021, Friday, at 10:00 AM via Zoom and Facebook Live.
The webinar will present the work of Academician (Acd.) Allan Benedict I. Bernardo and his group on translating the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scales (DASS-21) into Tagalog-based Filipino, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, and Kapampangan. It will summarize the processes involved in translating and validating the scale, and present preliminary screening results using the translated scales. It will also present a newly developed Coronavirus Pandemic Anxiety Scale (CPAS-11) in English that was validated as a screening tool for pandemic-related anxiety symptoms.
Furthermore, Acd. Bernardo will discuss how these research efforts fit within broader efforts to have more accurate indicators and mapping of common psychological symptoms that will need to be addressed by the country’s mental health professionals, efforts to provide valid psychological assessment in a linguistically diverse society, and the usefulness of universal screening for psychological symptoms in organizations.
Three (3) distinguished guests will join Acd. Bernardo in the discussion, namely, Dr. Constantine D. Della (Department of Psychiatry, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital), Dr. Melissa R. Garabiles (Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University), and Dr. Imelu G. Mordeno (Department of Professional Education, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology). Dr. Cristina J. Montiel of the Ateneo de Manila University will serve as master of ceremonies and moderator.
The event will also be participated by NAST PHL President, Academician Rhodora V. Azanza and NAST PHL Social Sciences Division Chair, National Scientist Raul V. Fabella.(Nathalia Joy L. Garcia/NAST PHL)
NAST PHL is an attached agency of the DOST and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology.