Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Unilab Foundation for STEM

Posted By: The Mail Man - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Unilab Foundation Team making their presentation before students at the STEM Expo

Unilab Laboratories, one of the biggest pharmaceutical firms in the country through its Unilab Foundation is going forward with its mission. Aiming to promote and raise awareness for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) so as to encourage students to seriously consider careers in STEM.

Participating in the recently held STEM Expo in SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia, Unilab Foundation presented its advocacy right at the forefront of the event.

According to Unilab Foundation Project Lead, Alfred Dicto, the challenges facing STEM education in te country is enormous but not insurmountable.

Unilab Foundation is forming a chain of partnerships with various organizations in order to address the concerns of STEM education in the country.

Citing the following challenges faced by STEM education:

1. Lack of Teachers’ Training
2. Low interest in taking up the STEM curriculum among students
3. Dearth of facilities
4. Policy/ies in government and schools with regards to STEM

But Unilab Foundation brought with them Astrophysicist Reina Reyes who even interacted with the students in support of STEM.

Mr. Dicto emphasized the support of Unilab Foundation for the promotion of STEM among the students and the Filipino people and that bigger things are in store in the future. 





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