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Scientists Innovate Cellular Phone-Sized Digital Moisture Meter

To improve the quality of furniture and handicrafts industries, scientists at the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FPRDI-DOST) have developed a cellular phone-sized digital moisture meter.

The scientists are leaded by Dr. Marina Alipon, with other team members, Gil Dolotina and Grecelda Eusebio and researchers Gerwin Guba and Alvin Retamar.

 
Sarah Still In-demand as Ever

Sarah Geronimo is still in- demand this year as she continues to be one of the most visible stars on the road.

From her product endorsements, like from Bench to Belo, Charmee to Sunsilk, the Viva's top talent will be even busier as she shoots her first time working experience with Judy Ann Santos in the movie "Hating Kapatid."

 
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.

 
Math and Science Software for Kids

DOST (Department of Science and Technology) led to make Math and Science be loved by school kids. The department was challenged how to make it more interesting and less feared by kids.

In 2006, DOST completed e the release of 101 elementary Science and Mathematics modules in CD copies. And recently, they launched in Philippine Science High School, Davao City Campus the courseware website, which expanded the project via World Wide Web.

 
Fishball Vendor, Boomed as a Farmer

Desiree Duran, a former fishball vendor, now earned big in farming. In 2002, Daisy attended the farmers' training under the Unlad Buhay sa Nayon’ program of the Bulacan Agricultural State College, provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of San Ildefonso.

 
DOST calls for new researches

The Department of Science and Technology calls the attention of inventors, researchers and innovators to transform their creations into tangible products designed to attend to the needs of the market. Engr. Rowen Gelonga, Department of Science and Technology 6 Director, issued the call during the closing and awarding ceremonies of the 2011 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits held last October 21, 2011. According to Gelonga, the bigger challenge lies ahead. This refers to the challenge of transforming the creations into actual products in the market. The transformation of ideas into business enterprises is needed to will build the industries from mind to market and from ideas to industries.

 
Search for the Country's Top Science Educators

DOST (Department of Science and Technology) announces its 2nd Gawad Leadership and Innovations for Development Relevant to Science Education or Gawad LIDER.

The search is on for the country's top science educators to persuade more people to come out and nominate individuals and institutions who have contributed to the betterment of science education in the country.

On its second search, SEI Director Dr. Ester B. Ogena said the Gawad LIDER becomes more prestigious with higher prices at stake. P200, 000 cash prize is pegged and a medal for winners in the Exemplary Leadership and Innovation Award Categories.

 
DOST Recognizes Young Achievers through YES Awards

With an aim to give recognition to young achievers in international science and mathematics competition,

Department of Science and Technology (DOST), region 10 awards three young outstanding pupils from Northern Mindanao.

 
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