The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)?s 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) opened on a grand note at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Thursday, July 24.
Sen. Ralph Recto, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, joined members of the scientific community in calling for more investments on research and development (R&D) as he decried the lack of human resources in science and technology (S&T) related fields.
?There are only 78 full-time R&D researches for every 1 million Filipinos,? he told the audience during the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony was capped by the formal opening of exhibits.
?This year, the event is the biggest in DOST history with over 300 exhibits,? said DOST Sec. Mario Montejo in his opening remarks.
NSTW, which features interactive exhibits for people aged 5-95, will run until July 28, 2014. Admission is free.