LA TRINIDAD Benguet -- The 2013 North Luzon Science and Technology (S&T) Fair is set to open at the Benguet State University here on September 30.
To be hosted by the Department of Science and Technology Cordillera Regional Office (DOST-CAR), in partnership with DOST regions 1 and 2 and the department’s Technology Application and Promotions Institute (TAPI-DOST), the event adopts the theme, "Science Technology and Innovation: The Road Towards a Smarter North Luzon."
DOST-Cordillera Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat disclosed the event, which will run until October 4, aims to promote DOST’s programs, projects and activities and the department’s recent research and development breakthroughs, as well as to provide support to various DOST cooperators through the conduct of a technology bazaar and to promote development in the Northern Luzon S&T cluster.
Expected partners and participants in the event are the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, local research and development institutes, state colleges and universities and other higher educational institutions.
For the scheduled North Luzon S&T Fair, the DOST in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera Regional Office will be hold a media forum after the official ribbon cutting and program.
To be featured during the said S&T Fair are exhibit and techno-bazaar, viewing of S&T interactive exhibits including the Philippine Atmospheric, Geo-physical, Astronomical Services Administration's Mobile Planetarium and DOST's Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards).
A daily S&T forum as well as seminars for Science and Math teachers will also be featured during the fair. There will also be robotics competition and S&T trivia contest for high school and college students for the five-day event.
The S & T Fair is in line with the country’s celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), which aims to highlight the critical role of Science and Technology, in keeping the Philippines on track in facing global challenges and in the country’s goal of bringing in sustainable development and inclusive growth for the Filipino people. (Carlito Dar)