BPI Foundation, together with the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), awarded 30 outstanding college students who developed scientific researches and innovations at the 30th BPI-DOST Science Awards.
This year’s awards focused on the theme “Moving the Nation towards Sustainable Development through Science and Innovation.” The BPI-DOST Science Awards invited students from all over the country to contribute researches and innovations supporting global sustainable development goals. Based on their academic performance, commitment to research, research problem, application and relevance, and scientific-technical soundness, it shortlisted 30 to receive P10,000 and a medal. It identified the top ten most promising entries to get an additional P15,000 and a certificate. Two were named “Best in Innovation” and received an additional P20,000 and a trophy. The Project of the Year Award was awarded with an additional P25,000 and a trophy.
The two-day celebration featured a workshop from Professor Matthew Escobido of the Master of Science in Innovation and Business program at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and talks from Outstanding Science Alumni Awardees Dr. Leopold Ilag from Stockholm University, Dr. Luis Sison from DOST-UP Enterprise Center for Technopreneurship, and Engr. Maria Leah Flor De Castro from Ateneo de Davao University.
“Through these awards, we hope to inspire more Filipino students to pursue scientific researches and innovations that contribute to building a stronger and more sustainable future for all of us,” said Maricris San Diego, executive director of BPI Foundation. “We believe that scientific advancements that start from addressing local realities and concerns have amazing potential to make an impact globally and uplift the human condition.”