•The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will hold its first-ever Project STAR International Conference at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay.
•DOST-SEI aims to bring together educators and policy makers from across Asia to improve science and math education in the Philippines.
•Science and math educators are highly encouraged to present their research papers at the conference, which will take place from August 7 to 9, 2019.

This year marks the first Project STAR International Conference of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

The event, which aims to enhance and bolster science and math education in the Philippines, will gather educators and policy makers from different parts of Asia.

New perspectives in STEM education

The conference bears the theme Perspectives in Science and Mathematics Education: Building Connections, Sustaining Innovations and Sharing Pedagogies. It will take place on August 7-9, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

The event will feature renowned guest speakers in the field of STEM education in Asia, such as Dr. Frederick Leung (University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Chun-yen Chang (National Taiwan Normal University). Participants will share and discuss their insights on the state of STEM education across the world, and will work together in developing new teaching strategies.

The event is in line with DOST-SEI’s vision of empowering Filipino teachers through new teaching approaches and technologies.

DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo hopes that the conference will inspire more local STEM educators to formulate and adopt new approaches in teaching science and math.

“We can only be confident that we’re producing the scientists and engineers our country needs if we’re helping our teachers develop their skills,” Dr. Biyo stated.

The STAR of Pinoy STEM education

As the primary S&T human resources development agency in the Philippines, DOST-SEI implemented Project STAR (Science Teacher Academy for the Regions) to support STEM educators in the country.

Through Project STAR, Filipino educators can participate in training and capacity-building activities to enhance the way they teach STEM. The project also honors outstanding STEM teachers across the different regions through awards and merit programs.

Project STAR is among DOST-SEI’s numerous initiatives geared towards youth science promotion and STEM education innovation.

Pinoy STEM educators, assemble

The Project STAR International Conference will also spotlight Filipino STEM teachers who wish to present their research in front of an international audience.

In line with this, DOST-SEI invites all interested individuals to submit their extended abstract. Themes for paper presentation include instructional materials, teaching innovations, assessment, and action research.

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The deadline for abstract submission is on May 17, 2019.

Admission to the event is free. However, interested parties must pre-register with DOST-SEI to secure their slot.

Submission guidelines, as well as the tentative program for the three-day event, are available on DOST-SEI’s official website.

Cover photo: Asian MSME Development Summit (dti.gov.ph)


  • Official press release from DOST-SEI
  • http://www.sei.dost.gov.ph/index.php/programs-and-projects/innovations/256-project-star

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