NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR
The Department of Education (DepEd) has a program that aims to foster critical thinking, creativity, and innovation among students, called the National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF).
The NSTF promotes Science and Technology consciousness among the youth by enabling them to produce and present Science researches and projects.
This year’s NSTF will be held from February 18 to 22 at Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City, Cavite.
According to the DepEd, children in this digital age are very much into gadgets, robotics, and technology that our generation could only imagine, or see in films and read in books. Things have really changed, and it is challenging to catch up but these advancements are becoming indispensable not only in education but practically in all aspects of life.
This is why the Department continuously advocates the cultivation of curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and innovation among our youth—to enable and nurture the country’s generation of globally competitive innovators.
Our Region is among those whose research and innovation will be showcased during this year’s NSTF, competing in the following categories: Life Science, Physical Science, and Robotics and Intelligent Machines.
The winning projects shall be selected based on outstanding and innovative research, as well as the potential impact on creating solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow.
The participants shall vie for the following: top 3 projects per category, best 6 projects of NSTF, Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Young Scientist Award, and Gawad AGLITEKNO [Agham, Likha at Teknolohiya].
To encourage community awareness and support to the research and innovations of the participants, NSTF is open to the public (free of charge) on February 20, Wednesday.
--oOo— The author is Teacher III at Benedicto Elementary School, Floridablanca, Pampanga