CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology-10 will showcase innovative technologies during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) sa Amihanang Mindanao to be held from October 26-30, 2022 at the Atrium Limketkai Center.
The NSTW sa Amihanang Mindanao is one of the tri-events to be held with the Mindanao Food Congress on October 26-30 at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel, and the Oro BEST Expo 2022, also to be held at the Atrium.
Among the ground-breaking techs to be featured during the week long exhibit with the theme Agham at Teknolohiya: Kabalikat sa Maunlad na Kinabukasan are the Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SSCC) Program, a mobile app to identify potential hazards, and a mobile planetarium.
The Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SSCC) Program kicks off the week-long tech fest with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on October 25, 2022 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel with the local government units (LGUs) of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental; Iligan City, Lanao del Norte; Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; and Municipality of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental.
Usec. for Regional Operations Engr. Sancho Mabborang, concurrently DOST-10 Officer-in-Charge will lead the MOU signing between the local chief executives.
The MOA signing aims to strengthen the vibrant partnership of DOST-10 with the LGUs in outlining projects that will address challenges of the urban and regional life of communities through maximum use of science, technology, and innovation.
The DOST Smarter City Framework in Northern Mindanao seeks to turn communities into smarter, sustainable cities that are resilient to the impact of climate change and thus uplift the living conditions of its residents.
Meantime, the HazardHunterPh Mobile developed by the DOST-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a one-stop shop application that generates a hazard assessment report of a user’s selected location in terms of his or her susceptibility to seismic, volcanic, or hydro-meteorological dangers. Through the app, users will also be able to evaluate which areas are more prone to various hazards and allow them the flexibility to apply mitigation and adaptation measures to minimize the impacts of possible disasters arising from these.
The HazardHunterPh app’s core features will be featured for interested users for the duration of the NSTW.
Not the least, the NSTW will exhibit the first mobile planetarium in Cagayan de Oro City in collaboration with Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The PAGASA Mobile Planetarium interior is projected with the use of sophisticated audio and video technology inside the dome, providing a 360-degree educational experience which includes stargazing sessions, image projection, and formal lectures open for free to the public.
Expert lecturers from the PAGASA-DOST central office will handle the planetarium projections and presentations. However, only twenty-five (25) participants per session will be allowed in deference to minimum health norms and the observance of social distancing.
The Planetarium is open to all for free, from ages 2 years and above. Interested visitors are encouraged to pre-register via https://bit.ly/3TdloRj until October 24. Walk-in visitors may also secure their free tickets at the planetarium’s official ticket booth inside the Atrium on October 26-27.
The inflatable mobile planetarium is a replica of the fixed planetarium at the PAGASA Science Garden Complex, BIR Road, Brgy. Central, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
For more updates and inquiries on the 2022 NSTW activities, follow the official DOST-10 Facebook page and DOST-10 website or call at telephone number 088-858-3931. (with reports from Kristel Alvarico/DOST-10)
The Department of Science and Technology – Region 10 (DOST 10) envisions to be an effective and competent catalyst of inclusive development by providing world-class and innovative Science & Technology services in Region 10.
Contact: Ms. Nova Belle C. Calotes, Science Research Specialist II (email@example.com, 0917-857-9117)