A Career Planning Seminar in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) designed for high school students was conducted on October 17, 2014 at the Benguet State University gymnasium, La Trinidad Benguet. Implementing partners for the one-day event include the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Inc. (PhilAAST), the DOST-CAR and the Benguet State University.
A total of 314 3rd and 4th year students coming from BSU, Tuba NHS, Cordillera Career Development College, and Alejo M. Pacalso Memorial NHS attended the seminar. Lectures from various experts in the field of science, mathematics and engineering discussed on topics such as Prospects of a Career in Environmental Science; Agricultural Science; Engineering and Industrial Sciences; Medical and Biological Sciences; Geography and Earth Science; Information Technology; Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; and Science Education.
The DOST is pushing for students to enroll in science and engineering courses to increase the pool of scientists and engineers in the country.//smsc