By Allan Mauro V. Marfal
Get ready for an amazing science and technology (S&T) experience as the Department of Science and Technology showcases the country's best in S&T research and services, interactive exhibits, and technology-aided entrepreneurship this coming National Science and Technology Week (NSTW)
. To be held July 11 to 15 at World Trade Center in Pasay City
, the NSTW aims to give the public a unique experience on how S&T work for a better life.
"We celebrate the National Science and Technology Week annually to showcase the services and products of our scientists, engineers, researchers, inventors, and innovators,"
said Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña.
"This year's theme is 'Science for the People,' and we will highlight the practical use of various technological products and research outputs,"
The NSTW is celebrated every third week of July yearly through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993
. It aims to recognize the contribution of science and technology in the development of the country and garner support from the public and private institutions for its sustainable development.
The activities lined up for this year's NSTW are science and technology forums on agriculture, health, nutrition, disaster preparedness management, and manufacturing. Technology exhibits and launches, film showing, scientific career talks, science journalism writeshop, SETUP forums, and awarding ceremony are also included.
All forums will be held at Philippine Trade and Training Center while the exhibit areas will be located at the World Trade Center.
After the event, a series of regional science and technology fairs will also be held in every region in the country until December.
The 2017 NSTW is open to the public.