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DepEd Hosted National Science and Technology Fair 2024, Gathering Over 500 Young Innovators

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Parañaque City – In a groundbreaking initiative, the Department of Education (DepEd) convened more than 500 young scientists, educators, and innovators for the highly anticipated return of the National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF) 2024, held in Parañaque City from March 31 to April 2.

Organized by the Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD) of the Curriculum and Teaching Strand, the NSTF showcased 120 groundbreaking projects presented by 230 learner-researchers. These projects explored critical areas such as agriculture, health, environment, cyber security, and disaster mitigation and preparedness, among others.

During the event, Asec. for Curriculum and Teaching Janir Ty Datukan delivered an inspiring message, highlighting the pivotal role of young scientists in shaping the future. “You are the architects of tomorrow, endowed with the power of science and technology to forge solutions for a more sustainable and livable world,” Datukan affirmed.

Under the theme “Rebuilding Resilient Communities: Embracing Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future,” the NSTF served as a platform to nurture research skills and harness technological innovations among STEM-oriented learners, preparing them for the challenges ahead.

Hosted by the Schools Division Office (SDO) of Pasay City, the NSTF 2024 Opening Ceremony featured enlightening plenaries on topics such as Reshaping the Future and Advancing Filipinnovation. Throughout the week-long event, attendees participated in various activities including the Science Research Congress, Women in STEM Forum, Science Academy Breakout Sessions, and public viewing of projects and booth exhibits.

Bureau of Learning Delivery Director IV and OIC-Director IV of BCD, Leila P. Areola, lauded the participants for their unwavering determination and passion in effecting positive change through their projects.

The presence and support of distinguished personalities including Pasay City Mayor Hon. Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Executive Director Grace R. Colet, and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Executive Director Sebastian Quinones Jr. underscored the significance of the NSTF in advancing scientific exploration and innovation in the country.

The resounding success of the NSTF 2024 marked a significant milestone in the promotion of STEM education and underscored the vital role of young innovators in driving progress and resilience in society.


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