DOST-SEI to launch Nulab mobile science learning facility today
THE Department of Science and Technologyscience Education Institute will launch and conduct the first run of its newest mobile science learning facility, Nulab: STEM in Motion, on July 17, Wednesday, 12 noon, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The event is part of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week festivities.
Nulab aims to enable the Filipino youth to discover their potential in the various fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and eventually take tertiary courses and careers along these lines.
The project also hopes to encourage students to apply for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Program through a strategic campaign called “#Push4science: Maging DOST Scholar Ka!” at the end of every session.
Nulab can accommodate 24 students in one session and can hold two sessions per day. It has modern audio-visual and educational tools and equipment, laboratory facilities and various learning materials useful in introducing concepts and developing skills among them.
This is the second mobile learning facility of DOST, following the success of the Science Explorer project which has served 32,000 students in more than 100 municipalities all over the country.
Scientists and former DOST scholars, namely astrophysicist Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, marine biologist Dr. Aletta Yñiguez, entomologist Dr. Aimee Lynn Dupo, Engr. Myra Ruth Poblete, Engr. Angelo Javier, Charmaine Villanuevavillamil, Pamela Tolentino, Ana Jamille Restubog, Jomar Rabajante, Gilbert Zamora, Nico Mendoza, Garry Jay Montemayor, Seymour Sanchez, Timothy James Dimacali, Shaira Panela, among others, designed the modules for the Nulab sessions.
Nulab’s first run will feature some of them facilitating the modules they have developed with curriculum experts to senior high school students from various public and private schools.
DOST Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña, Department of Education Sec. Leonor Briones and DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo are expected to lead the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.