DOST Celebrates 47th Atomic Energy Week Today
With the Philippines celebrating its latest achievements in the field of nuclear science and technology, the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) will host the 47th Atomic Energy Week (AEW) from December 9-13, 2019 at the PNRI compound with the theme, “Nuclear Science and Technology for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development”.
The PNRI will hold its Technical Sessions on the afternoon of December 10 and December 11, with in-depth presentations by PNRI scientists and researchers on various nuclear and radiation applications in agriculture, food, health and medicine, industry, and the environment.
Meanwhile, thirty teams of high school students from across the country will compete in the national level of the 2019 Philippine Nuclear Science Quiz (PNSQ) on December 12.
PNRI will also have an open-house showcase of several technical exhibits with free guided tours for all visitors on December 10 to 12. The exhibits will feature the latest nuclear and radiation technologies, products and services by PNRI.
Mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 1211 in 1973, the annual AEW aims to generate awareness of the Filipino people on the beneficial uses of nuclear science and technology.