NUEVA ECIJA – After launching its pilot episode in CARAGA, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with Department of Science and Technology Region III, will conduct the second episode of ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth on November 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL and DOST Regional Office III social media accounts. The virtual symposium is open for all junior and senior high school students from the region

For the second episode, the resource speakers of the virtual symposium are National Scientist Angel C. Alcala, Academician Rafael D. Guerrero III, Academician Arnel N. Del barrio, and Corresponding Member Francis L. de los Reyes III. Dr. Richard S. Lemence, 2014 Outstanding Young Scientist, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Moderator.

The event will also be participated by NAST PHL President, Academician Rhodora V. Azanza and DOST Regional Office III Regional Director Julius Caesar V. Sicat.

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. Due to the pandemic, the symposium will go virtual this year with a new concept. ScienTeach is an adaptive effort of NAST PHL to continue serving its stakeholders. It is a collection of episodes that will highlight varying topics and feature NAST Members and awardees who are accomplished in their respective fields. It will utilize online platforms while obtaining the objectives of the traditional lecture series, which are to: 1) promote science and technology, 2) bring our scientists closer to the youth, and 3) inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.

NAST PHL is an attached agency of the DOST and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology. (Dhan Michael L. dela Peña/NAST PHL)