september 2017 science events philippines

Fun fact: Did you know that Neptune was officially discovered on September 23, 1846? Early astronomers such as Galileo were already aware of the celestial body’s existence, but misidentified it as a star. It was only on that day when Neptune was formally identified as a planet.

Indeed, the month of September is as great a time for science as any other month. Here are some science-related events in the Philippines this September that you certainly wouldn’t want to miss.

1. National Science and Technology Week

Don’t miss your chance to witness new and upcoming trends in science and technology in our country. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is showcasing the best of Pinoy science this month. The National Science and Technology Week program will be hitting at the following locations and dates:

DOST-NCR: September 5-7 at People’s Park, Valenzuela City
DOST-IX: September 12-14 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
DOST-VIII: September 19-21 in Robinson’s Tacloban City, Marasbaras St., Tacloban City
DOST-X: September 19-21 at The Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro
DOST-V: September 26-28 in Legazpi City, Albay

2. 2017 Manila 5th International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology

An event that welcomes scientists, engineers, and scholars alike, this year’s International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology (ICASET-2017) will happen from September 18 to 19, 2017 at the Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle in Malate, Manila.

Professionals from various industries and the academe will get the chance to present their ongoing research projects and find like-minded individuals who could lend them some much-needed support. Organized by the University of Quebec in Montreal, the ICASET-2017 is the best place for science researchers, educators, and practitioners to grow their professional networks and learn more about up and coming advancements in their respective fields. Visit this link to learn more about schedules, ticket prices, and payment methods.

3. Manufacturing Technology World Davao

If you’re into heavy machinery and manufacturing technology, you should mark September 8 on your calendar. Get ready for Manufacturing Technology World Davao, the largest 3-day forum for domestic and international manufacturers to gather together and put their most innovative products and projects on display. The Manufacturing Technology World Davao event will happen at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City.

4. The 38th Manila International Book Fair

Now, here’s an event that science-inclined Pinoy bibliophiles certainly wouldn’t want to miss!

The 38th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) will take place at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, from September 13 to 18. Browse through a huge collection of textbooks, educational materials, graphic novels, and other books from big-name retailers and independent sellers alike. Click this link to read the list of exhibitors who will be participating in this year’s MIBF.

These are just some of the exciting science-related conferences and conventions waiting for us this September. We hope to see you at these events!–MF

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Author: Tomas Pedrosa

A graduate of Information Design, a versatile writer, and an avid gamer, Tomas prides himself in his willingness to gain new experiences and perspectives, and to apply what he learns in his other pursuits. Curiosity, interest, and obsession—these are the mile markers that keep him going down his road.