DOST led the Nat’l Science & Technology Week celebration  last July 17 to 21 2018 @ WTC Pasay City

S&T Enthusiasts  were present  during the  Department Of Science And Technology    ( DOST)  in celebration  of National Science And Technology Week  last July 17  to 21 2018  headed by Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña  who led  the nation in celebrating the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the World Trade Center (Halls A-C) in Pasay City.

Held annually, the NSTW highlights how science, technology and innovation (STI) play a major part in achieving national development.

This year’s NSTW  carried  the theme “Science for the People: Innovation for Collective Prosperity.”

The exhibit for this year was   simulated  an ecosystem of how STI worked together for the progress of  the  community. Technologies developed by the DOST and its attached agencies, as well as its partners, were  displayed for the first time via interactive displays in four clusters namely: STI at Home, STI in School, STI in the Workplace and STI in the Marketplace.

Several guests participated in  all the games and raffles  who won  on  some prizes and tokens.

Aside from the main exhibit, forums  were  conducted at the mezzanine area of the Center. The activities that was  held  at the main stage are forums on the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) and Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST).

There were also other  activities  that was lined up on the side such as film showing, scientific career talks, science journalism writeshop, and others. Though the entrance to the NSTW  was  open, some of the events  required  pre-registration or on a per-invitation-basis.

The NSTW  was  celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993. It aimed  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.

After  this week’s  event,  there are  series of regional science and technology fairs which  will  be  held in every region in the country until December  2018.