Dipolog City to host two-day science summit PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:36

The Philippine Society of Young Science Clubs (PSYSC), in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology- 9 (DOST-9), is hosting a two-day National Science Clubs Summit (SUMMIT) in Zamboanga del Norte on September 7 to 8 at the Dipolog Medical Center-Science High School of Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.

The SUMMIT, as part of the activities lined-up for the National Science Club Month (NSCM) celebration, is a one and a half-day gathering of high school science club affiliates which is geared towards the promotion of public understanding of science, technology, and the environment.

This year’s SUMMIT is themed: “NATUREADY: Unravel the causes. Build the Solution. Empower science clubbers to action.”

In a statement, the DOST-9 said that the PSYSC aims to make the youth aware of the truth behind the natural disasters and to empower science clubbers by informing them of the common natural disasters, how they are formed and what can be done to mitigate these disasters.

This year’s NSCM will be kicked off with the PSYSC Science Olympiad (PSO) and the I-Teach Science Seminar (ITSS).

PSO is an inter-school quiz competition for elementary and high school students all over the country.

The National Elimination for Region 9 will be conducted on September 7 at the same venue where participants will be given a written exam that will challenge their knowledge on various science categories.

On the other hand, I-Teach Science Seminar (ITSS) is a half-day activity catering to science teachers of affiliated schools.

It is an enrichment seminar packed with lectures, workshops, and discussions for teachers featuring ways on how they can make science teaching fun and interactive. This activity will also convene on September 7 in the same venue.

Through its lined-up activities, the PSYSC aims not only to inform but also encourage camaraderie among youths through lectures, workshops and friendly competition.