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.