PSHC conducted Salinlahi Conference: Embracing the Emerging Technologies in Museum Content Development in Los Baños, Laguna
The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC) conducted the Salinlahi Conference with the theme “Embracing the Emerging Technologies in Museum Content Development” on September 10 – 11, 2019 in SEARCA, UP Los Baños, Laguna.
With the great impression raised by the new hologram exhibits of the Salinlahi launched last July 3, 2019, NAST has been motivated and inspired to offer a much improved facilities and interactive exhibits for the coming years.
The Salinlahi Conference is held to explore new technologies in presenting museum content and to come up with concept or design for the new exhibits and programs of PSHC. It also aims to explore future collaborations with the like-minded institutions.
The event was attended by different marketing technology companies that provides interactive experiences such as augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, interactive projections and the like. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ruby R. Cristobal of DOST – SEI and supervised by NAST Academician Jose Maria P. Balmaceda. With the support and participation of the members of the PSHC Technical Working Group, the workshop has been a success in crafting new ideas and concepts for the PSHC new exhibits.
The event was co-sponsored and supported by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
The Philippine Science Heritage Center is being managed and maintained by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST PHL) as mandated by RA 9107. NAST Philippines is the country’s recognition and advisory body on matter related to science.
NAST PHL Conducts Regional Training and Seminar Workshop on Research Upgrading and Performance Evaluation in Region II
TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in cooperation with the Outstanding Young Scientists, Inc. (OYSI) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II, conducted two training-workshops of the Research Upgrading and Performance Evaluation project of NAST PHL at the Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus, Tuguegarao City. The activities aim to enable researchers to implement research projects and produce scientific paper that can be published in international refereed journals.
The Training-Workshop on Writing and Presenting Research Proposals Towards Building Science Culture, attended by 108 participants from various government institutions and state universities, was conducted on August 29-30, 2019.
Dr. Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, Focal Person and Past President of OYSI and Professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), welcomed the participants of the training-workshop followed by the brief discussion about DOST and its projects by Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST Region II.
NAST PHL Pushes for Legislation on Sustainable Marine Food Security, Plastic Waste, and Talent Development and Retention during its 41st Annual Scientific Meeting
With the theme of “Caring for the Country’s Carrying Capacity,” the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) renewed its call for the country to attain the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) during its 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) last July 10-11, 2019 at the EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Mandaluyong City.
Focusing on the challenges of sustainable marine food security, plastic waste, and talent development and retention, the 41st ASM submitted specific recommendations that were presented to NEDA Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia and DOST Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña.
The recommendations included the creation of a separate department for fisheries and ocean resources, the adoption of a Circular Economy which includes the re-design of plastics, and a call to increase support for the development of STEM faculty and facilities in K-12 and for graduate education scholarships for study in the Philippines and abroad.
The ASM is annually conducted by NAST PHL and aims to formulate science-based, research-backed recommendations that will be transmitted to the President of the Philippines, the Cabinet, the Senate, and the House of Representatives for their appropriate action.