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Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair

To showcase the ingenuity of the Filipinos, the local government of Quezon City will held its 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair.

The said event, a project of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the Filipino Inventors Society, while the event secretariat is the SBECO, will be at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden on November 15-21, 2010.

Filipino Students join Water Rocket Competition

Two students from Tacloban City will be the country's representative in an international water rocket competition. The 2 young men will be competing with 20 other countries in the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Water Rocket Competition in Australia this November. They were Julius Dacuycoy and Edward Louie Chua of Asia Development Foundational College (ADFC).They became the Philippine representatives when they won in the national contest. Last February, ADFC was also the Philippine representative to the last APRSAF Water Rocket Competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Seaweeds Benefits

After discovering to be more lucrative butt less physically tough, famers of Lanao Del Norte found a new alternative with seaweed growing.

Farmers of Lanao Del Norte decided to shift to seaweed growing after the full support given by their provincial government and also the technical assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DoST).

Water hyacinths Turns into an Income Generated Project

Water hyacinths, a plant of the lily family, are known as the one of the main causes of flood in Cotobato City. It clogs some waterways in and around the city since it grows and spreads so quickly in warmer climates such as the Philippines.

DOST holds invention contest, exhibit

The Department of Science and Techonology in Region 1 is set to conduct a regional invention contest and exhibit on September 27-29, 2011 at the SM City mall in Rosales town.

Regional director Elsa Chan said the three-day affair will feature inventions, utility models, industrial design and creative research works of researchers and of high school and college students from various schools.

Angara Eyes Laws to Help Produce Globally-Competitive

To help boost the country's pursuit in producing globally-competitive Filipino scientists and future Science and Technology leaders, Sen. Edgardo Angara is eyeing for more laws to propel the country's human resources.

The senator is the chair of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE). According to him, the legislation has played an important role in initiating S&T scholarship programs. The Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994 for instance, grant financial assistance to poor but talented students pursuing careers in S&T. This policy directs its actions toward encouraging and promoting research and development strategies to advance the quality of education in areas of science and innovation, especially for students who have high science aptitude.

APEC to Improve Science and Math Teacher Education

In the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) forum, educators from Australia, United States, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and South Korea signed a manifesto that supports collaborative activities in research, linkages and exchanges and policy development aimed at enhancing science and mathematics teacher education in the region.

Intellectual Property Law to Expedite Technology Transfers

As President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs the Republic Act 10055, known as Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009, research output will no longer take time in reaching the public as tangible product.

The president signed the law last March 23 which is now defines as Intellectual Property (IP) as the tangible assets resulting from the creative work of an individual or an organization, including creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

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