/ 9 May 2021

GRADUATING scholars of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute joined an online exit conference to remind them of the true essence of being national scholars.

The event was participated by hundreds of scholars and university representatives.

The conference, themed “Renewing S&T Scholars’ Commitment to the Filipino People in the New Normal,” featured talks from government agencies and notable scholar-graduates.

DOST-SEI Director Josette T. Biyo expressed hope that the discussions will ignite among the scholars the desire to serve the country.

“We’re confident that as DOST scholars, you are sure to leave imprints in your work wherever you may go,” DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said.

DOST-SEI reminded the scholars of their scholarship obligations and introduced them as well to local and international scholarship opportunities.

Dr. Jose Ernie Lope, a professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman, shared his inspiring journey from being a DOST scholar to being one of the country’s pillars in mathematics education.