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51st National Science and Technology Week
Written by Loren   
Tuesday, 21 July 2009

In July 20, Department of Science and Technology will lead the celebration of the 51st National Science and Technology Week.

Various activities that showcase recent developments and achievements in domestic science and technology along with technology fairs and scientific fora are lined up for this year's celebration.

The annual event also aims to raise public understanding of science and technology as well as DOST's role and contributions to national development.

This year's theme will be "Science and Technology, Responding to Global Challenges."

Meanwhile, the science communities in Quezon City, Manila, Bicutan, and in Los Baños, Laguna will hold separate celebrations within the weeklong NSTW while regional celebration schedules are spread throughout July.

The Quezon City and Metro Manila Science Communities will focus on disaster mitigation and health issues, respectively. The Los Baños science community will present lectures mainly on agriculture and aquaculture sciences. The Bicutan science cluster will offer several livelihood seminars at SM City in Bicutan.

The said event was previously called Philippine National Science Week in the 50s and was instituted by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 2214 in 1982. It was later amended through Republic Act 169 on April 23, 1993 which declared the third week of July of every year as the National Science and Technology Week. [via PIA]


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