DOST’s S&T caravan in Dagupan, Mar 27-29

THE Science and Technology Caravan will be in Dagupan City on March 27-29 to promote the programs and projects of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its S&T exhibits, fora and interactive exhibits.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and Armando Q. Ganal, DOST regional director, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the hosting the event.

The caravan will present potential investment opportunities on matured technologies or adoption of technology components through livelihood training and seminars.

“We are grateful that our city has been considered by the DOST to be the venue of their caravan so we could motivate our youth to appreciate science and technology in a fun and interactive way,” said Fernandez.

In addition, DOST will help Dagupan develop the S&T capabilities of the various sectors in the city and assist in the creation of the City S&T Coordinating Council (CSTCC) in the city.

Among the activities of the caravan include livelihood training at Stadia; exhibit at CSI Atrium; DOST Dengue Surveillance System at Atrium; Emergency Food Service; Waste Management Session; technology forum on fish “buro”, salt technology processor, multi community solar dryer and food safety packaging and labeling.

There will also be a starbook exhibit at the Atrium; science magic film viewing; science exhibit at Stadia; RxBox demo at Atrium; free calibration services; techno forum at VIP Stadia; DOST scholarship talk at Atrium; poster making contest at Atrium; science centrum interactive exhibit at Stadia; seminar on basic donut baking at the City Social Welfare and Development covered court; and a training on meal management and food handling at Senior Citizen’s building.

On March 27, DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña will lead the E-Smart and Geocloud ribbon cutting at Public Alert and Response Monitoring Center of the city. (CIO/JCB)