GBF and the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute share the goal of recognizing and empowering young emerging scientists to become future innovators and nation builders. With this partnership, the Foundation will select Young Scientist Awardees from the finalists of the annual imake.wemake: create.innovate.collaborate, a competition for young Filipinos that showcases their creativity and innovation.
This partnership aims to promote a strong culture of science among Filipino youth and to encourage high school graduates to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
DOST’s research and innovation competition is open to all senior high school students nationwide.
GBF Young Scientist Awards are conferred to outstanding students out of the finalists who exhibited admirable values and a strong commitment to STEM education. On top of the scholarship grant, the selected GBF Young Scientist Awardees will have opportunities to enhance their STEM expertise with the help of GBF’s academic and business unit partners such as URC, Cebu Pacific, and Robinsons Land.
Innovation is the way of the future and with the talents and skills of young Filipino innovators, the Philippines will surely keep up.
The 5th imake:wemake:create.innovate.collaborate competition was held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. In the presence of DOST Secretary Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette T. Biyo, and GBF Executive Director Ms. Grace Colet, the three Young Scientists awardees were named.
The three GBF Young Scientist Awardees for 2021 are:
Jimuel Clarence Z. Malimban and John Kenneth V. Sanchez, both from Cavite Science Integrated School for their team project, “ABSCISSA: An Arduino-Based Smart Contactless Interface Integrated with Syndromic Surveillance Alert System for Fomite-Mediated Transmission Mitigation.”
Anjeli L. Merecido from Ramon Teves Pastor Memorial–Dumaguete Science High School for her “Project WWW: A Multifunctional Waste-Water Web for Agrobotics.”