Young Engineers Compete for MFET Award
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will hold the Virtual Presentation of Selected Nominees and Awarding Ceremony for the 2021 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists (MFET) Award on December 3, 2021 via Zoom and Facebook live.
Young engineers and technologists from different academic institutions will compete for the prestigious award. The MFET contenders with their presentation titles are:
NAST PHL to hold virtual fora on education, long-term COVID, and cardiovascular health
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will be holding three webinars related to education, long-term COVID, and cardiovascular health on 29 November and 1-2 December 2021. The webinars will be conducted via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Webinar on Teaching Laboratory Courses during the Pandemic
29 November 2021, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This webinar will feature the sharing of practices and experiences in the teaching of laboratory courses/experiments in different science courses during this time of the pandemic. Resource persons from the Philippine Science High School, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, and University of Santo Tomas will cover teaching laboratory courses in Senior High School and the Tertiary level, particularly on Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Interested participants may register at bit.ly/TeachingLabWebinar.
NAST PHL to present commissioned 30-year STI foresight to DOST
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will present Pagtanaw 2050, the Philippine Foresight on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), to the Department of Science of Technology (DOST) in a virtual turnover ceremony on 22 November 2021.
Commissioned by the DOST, Pagtanaw 2050 is the first inter- and trans-disciplinal project on Philippine-focused STI foresight and strategic plans to harness science and technology as tools towards innovations in products, processes, and organizations to attain a preferred and united future considering our natural endowments as an archipelagic and maritime nation. As annnounced last September, the development of the STI Foresight is also one of the DOST’s Big 21 in 2021 or the 21 responsive and high-impact programs of the agency for the year.According to the European Foresight Platform, foresight is the application of “systematic, participatory, future intelligence gathering, and vision-building processes to inform present-day decisions and mobilize joint actions.” In Filipino, foresight was aptly translated as “pagtanaw” which means “to look ahead” or “to watch from a high vantage point.