Thursday, May 2, 2013

NISMED was awarded a plaque of recognition by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) during its 25th anniversary celebration on 19 September 2012 held at the EDSA Shangrila Hotel. The Silver Pillar Award was given to NISMED in recognition of its valuable contributions in the development of science education in the country. NISMED has undertaken various programs and projects with DOST-SEI for the past 25 years.
DOST Undersecretary Dr. Fortunato T. de la Peña and SEI Director Filma G. Brawner flank
NISMED Director Dr. Soledad A. Ulep during the awarding ceremony.

Dr. Soledad A. Ulep, Director of NISMED, accepted the award on behalf of the Institute from DOST Undersecretary Dr. Fortunato de la Peña and DOST-SEI Director Dr. Filma G. Brawner. Dr. Aida I. Yap, Deputy Director for Administration, also attended the ceremony.

DOST and its attached agencies, the Science Education Institute (SEI) and Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) have had a history of partnership with NISMED. Some of the DOST projects undertaken with NISMED are the series of international mathematics and science studies (SISS 1984, TIMSS 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2008), the Science and Mathematics Education Manpower Development Project (SMEMDP), and Project RISE. The most recent DOST undertakings with NISMED include the following: Development of a Science Curriculum Framework, Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics, and Interactive Courseware for Mathematics Grades 1. SEI recently tapped NISMED as one of the participating agencies for its new projects Interactive Courseware for Grades 2-6 Mathematics and Project HOTS: Hands-On Teaching of Science Through Inquiry.