CATANDUANES, PHILIPPINES – Due to its successful run last year, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) brings back ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth. NAST PHL, in partnership with Department of Science and Technology Region V and Philippine Science & Technology Center - Catanduanes, will conduct this year’s first episode of ScienTeach on March 08, 2021 at 9:00 AM with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL social media accounts. The virtual symposium is open for all junior and senior high school students from the region.

The resource speakers for this year’s first episode are Academician Aura C. Matias and Academician Guillermo Q. Tabios III with 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist, Dr. Marla M. Redillas as Master of Ceremonies and Moderator.

Before the pandemic, the Symposium for the Youth with NAST Scientists was held in various provinces of the country in partnership with the DOST Regional Offices. Starting last year, the symposium went virtual as an adaptive effort of NAST PHL to continue serving its stakeholders. ScienTeach is a collection of episodes that will highlight varying topics and feature NAST Members and awardees who are accomplished in their respective fields. It will utilize online platforms while obtaining the objectives of the traditional lecture series, which are to: 1) promote science and technology, 2) bring our scientists closer to the youth, and 3) inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.

The event will also be participated by NAST PHL Vice President, Academician Fabian M. Dayrit, DepEd Catanduanes Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Susan S. Collano, and DOST V Regional Director, Dir. Rommel R. Serrano.

NAST PHL is an attached agency of the DOST and serves as the country’s premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology. (Dhan Michael L. dela Peña/NAST PHL)