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Vol. XXVI, 1st Quarter
January–March 2008

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DOST gears up for bigger NSTW 2008 celebration

The Department of Science and Technology is on busy mode preparing for the National Science and Technology Week in July, which this year is planned to be bigger and more elaborate than in previous years as it marks its 50th anniversary.

Undersecretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña who chairs the 2008 NSTW steering committee wants to ensure maximum participation of the science community for the success of celebrations.

“This annual celebration highlights the significant developments in science and technology in the country particularly those along DOST’s program thrusts. But this year, we will take on a more detailed and expanded approach to complement the theme “Making Science Work for You”, he said.

The NSTW starts July 7 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. Activities include the annual Science and Technology Fair that will showcase technologies that DOST developed or supported with applications that meet domestic industrial and consumer needs.

There will also be Science Quiz Bee for students and Technology Fora aimed at enhancing wider participation from academe, business and industry, and other government agencies. The other science communities such as those in Diliman, Manila, Los Baños, and those in DOST regional offices will also hold their own technology-oriented programs.

For details, parties may contact the NSTW secretariat at telephone numbers 838-1140 or 837-2071 locals 2166 and 2153.