Fun, learnings in STEM 

Students of Bataan were the first student-visitors of NuLab for 2024 | PHOTOGRaPH COURTESY OF DOST-SEI

Embarking on a STEM-exploration journey inside the yellow bus, the young Bataeños take the NuLab: STEM in Motion experience as one that they will never forget and one that they will forever be grateful for. 

Marking its first roadtrip of the year in the province, the Department of Science and Technology ­­­— Science Education Institute’s NuLab mobile learning facility continues to spread the fun and wonder of learning science in Luzon, catering more than 300 high school students and 100 elementary students from 15 different public and private schools in various municipalities in the province, from 29 January to 3 February. 

Students of Bataan were the first student-visitors of NuLab for 2024. During the five-day roadtrip, the students immersed themselves in modules about Marine Science, Weather Science, Data Science, Earth Science, and the Internet of Things. 

Among those who led the five modules were NuLab’s new lecturers JC Peralta and Ma. Rica Dungog. 

Peralta, a DOST scholar from the Ateneo de Manila University, led the module on Data Science, providing the students with a foundational understanding of computer vision models and their real-world applications such as image recognition, object detection and facial recognition. 

Meanwhile, Dungog, a resident facilitator of DOST-SEI’s Climate Science Youth Camp yet a first-time lecturer of NuLab, led the module on Marine Science, introducing the natural phenomenon called “upwelling” and how it contributes substantially to productivity in the system of fisheries. 

Robert Badrina led the module on Weather Science; Warner Carag on Earth Science; and Angelo Samson Javier on IoT. 

All the five modules centered on various introductory lessons related to the diverse fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics serve as great foundation topics to bolster students’ skills, knowledge, and understanding of STEM.