From math Olympiads to robotics competitions, Filipino students have been consistently making their mark in the international arena, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and its educational partners—some of whom have been the agency’s allies for well over two decades.
The institute and its partners recently reaffirmed their shared commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the online signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on April 14, a reminder of the unusual circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as of the determination and creativity of the various agencies to overcome these challenges.
“While Filipinos will always be known for our resiliency, it’s time that we thrived beyond that,” said DOST-SEI Director Josette T. Biyo. “We are thankful to our partners for helping us and our Filipino youth to grow into something bigger and brighter, through STEM.”
Biyo presided over the ceremony that was attended by long-time partners—the National Olympiad in Informatics Philippines; Asian MathSci League Inc.; Felta Multi-Media Inc.; Mathematics Trainers’ Guild Philippines; Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology; Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology; Philippine Meterological Society Inc.; Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs Inc.; and Mathematical Society of the Philippines.
“Though the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the educational landscape around the world, we look forward to continue to inspire our youth to pursue STEM careers by showing them that they have the capability to win against all odds in international competitions,” Biyo said. S&T Media Service