Invent School stretches out to Northern Mindanao Region

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In keeping the commitment of reaching distant regions in the Philippines, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI)’s Invent School conducted its very first seminar-workshop in Northern Mindanao on 23 August 2019 at the Bukidnon State University (BukSU).

In close collaboration with DOST Region X (DOST-X), the Invent School serves as a platform for the youth to awaken their ingenuity by stimulating their interest in creativity and inventiveness.

“This is a milestone for the school especially that the first Invent School in the region happened in our University and our pupils as the beneficiaries,” said Ms. Elvira B. Sumbalan, Principal of BukSu’s Elementary Laboratory School.

Moreover, Sumbalan expressed that the program is very helpful in enhancing their pupil’s creativity and in sparking their interests to become the country’s future scientists, engineers, and innovators.

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During the two-day event, the students were given hands-on activities to engage and collaborate with their classmates, giving positive response and enthusiasm in the topics included in the Invent School module.

DOST-TAPI’s Engr. Janeth C. Vidal and Ms. Anna Liza B. Saet served as resource speakers and mentors topics and activities which included Hybrid Animals, Marshmallow Tower, and Invention Show-and-Tell.

Mr. Mark Anthony Gallon, Science Research Specialist II of DOST-X, was grateful to DOST-TAPI and hopeful that Invent School will be conducted in the other parts of the Northern Mindanao Region.

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“This is just the beginning of DOST-TAPI and DOST-X’s collaboration in making the minds of our young generation creative and inventive, a necessary starting ground for the next best inventors, scientists, and technologists,” remarked Saet.

A total of 80 students attended the seminar-workshop.

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