The launching of the Salinlahi Science Centre honours and pays tribute to esteemed scientists of the Philippines, who are considered the super heroes of science.
This is achieved through futuristic exhibits on the careers and life stories of the scientists.
According to a recent press release, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines unveiled the Science Centre.
Celebrating the National Scientists
Doing so had revealed a new world of virtual and digital celebration of the works and valuable contributions of the 13 living National Scientists.
NAST is one of the advisory bodies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The interactive exhibits, managed by DOST-NAST Philippines, is housed at the Philippine Science Heritage Centre or Salinlahi at the DOST Complex in Bicutan, Taguig City.
The 13 National Scientists featured in the centre come alive in avatar where visitors will discover their minds and their careers, which reflect their unquenchable curiosity and thirst for learning.
The displayed avatars of said science super heroes will hopefully serve as inspiration to the next generation of scientists.
The Salinlahi Science Centre
The upgrading of the Centre is a project that will be divided into three phases. It is envisioned to become the country’s hub of scientific pride, where the 13 National Scientists dedicated their work of science to make a better society and stronger country.
The Philippine Science Heritage Centre or Salinlahi, which means heirloom of a generation, was created under Republic Act 9107 or the Philippine Science Heritage Centre Act.
It was to be the repository of the achievements and outstanding accomplishments of the Filipino community in the areas of science and technology.
More of the works of these 13 National Scientists and other experts will be featured in the upcoming celebration of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from 17-21 July 2019 at the World Trade Centre, Pasay City.
National Science and Technology Week
As reported, the NSTW is celebrated every third week of July to highlight the significant contributions of science and technology (S&T) to national development.
Additionally, the celebration has become a platform for heralding S&T advocacy in the country.
This year’s theme, “Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development,” underpins the event’s showcase on the latest innovations in technologies, products, and research that can help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This annual event of the DOST will feature the latest technologies and innovations in the fields of agriculture, enterprise development, industry, emerging technologies, health and nutrition, information and communication technology, and disaster preparedness.
It is the perfect venue for the science community and science enthusiasts, particularly the technology developers and investors, including the S&T service providers and clients, to interact, exchange ideas, and pursue potential opportunities in technology commercialisation and linkages.