PARAÑAQUE CITY, 02 April 2024 – The Department of Education (DepEd) gathered over 500 young scientists, educators, and innovators on Tuesday in the return of the physical conduct of the National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF) 2024.

This year’s NSTF, organized by the Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD) of the Curriculum and Teaching Strand, showcased 120 innovative projects of 230 learner-researchers focusing on agriculture, health, environment, nutrition, education, food safety, water conservation, renewable energy, cyber security, road safety, and disaster mitigation and preparedness.

To our young scientists, you’re more than just students now. You are the architects of tomorrow and you are gifted with the power of science and technology to discover solutions and alternatives that will steer our planet towards a more sustainable future and a more livable world,” said Asec. for Curriculum and Teaching Janir Ty Datukan.

As you immerse yourselves in today’s activities, we urge you to think beyond the fair. Think about how your innovations can be applied in the real world, how they can serve as building blocks for resilient communities that will stand the test of time,” Asec. Datukan added.

With the theme “Rebuilding Resilient Communities: Embracing Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future,” the NSTF served as an avenue to cultivate crucial research skills and harness technological innovations among STEM-oriented learners to prepare them for their future.

Hosted by the Schools Division Office (SDO) of Pasay City, the NSTF 2024 Opening Ceremony included plenaries featuring topics such as Reshaping the Future, Advancing Filipinnovation: The Technopreneur’s Journey, From Data to Sustainability: Leveraging on AI for Community Resilience, Surviving the STEM Program, and Powering Progress in Shell.

The week-long NSTF will feature a range of events including the Science Research Congress, the Women in STEM Forum, Science Academy Breakout Sessions for both learners and educators, and public viewing of the projects and booth exhibits.

The Science Congress included categories of life Science, Physical Science, Mathematics and Computational Science, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, and the Science Innovation Expo.

“Your projects do not only showcase your technical prowess but also highlight your determination, perseverance, and passion for making a difference,” underscored Bureau of Learning Delivery Director IV and OIC-Director IV of BCD Leila P. Areola.

Pasay City Mayor Hon. Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, Department of Science and Technology Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Executive Director Grace R. Colet, and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Executive Director Sebastian Quinones Jr. also graced the event to show their support for DepEd and the NSTF.