Virtual science and technology events in Central Visayas are in the offing as DOST 7 is set to hold twin celebrations of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) and the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit this month.
The 2021 RSTW and RICE, slated to be held from August 25 to 27 this year, are part of the nationwide observance of said events as mandated by by Presidential Proclamation 2214, as amended by Republic Act 169 of 1993.
The celebration is aimed at “providing an opportunity to focus regional and national attention on the contribution of science and technology to national development and to give recognition and appreciation to outstanding accomplishments and personalities in science and technology”.
With DOST-7 as host, virtual conferences, symposia, exhibit and other science, technology, and innovation (STI)-related activities are expected , and a host of other interesting activities to promote science awareness in observance of this year’s Regional Science and Technology Week (NSTW).
Among the virtual activities scheduled for the occasion are the regional Invention Contests and Exhibits, awarding of the best regional and provincial Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) projects, recognition of best regional and provincial Community Enhancement through Science and Technology (CEST) Communities as well of technology and innovation seminars and fora on food health, and production technology.
Other activities lined up on the three-day event are:
- Search for the Most Outstanding DOST Scholars’ Association in Region VII
- RICE Awarding Ceremony
- S&T Fora
- #ICanAdaptwithDOST7 Challenge
- Fun Trivias
Interested parties may view or take part in the event via this website or link: https://nstwcentralvisayas.com/
by: Licinio F. Gingoyon