Search for top science educators on
Manila (20 October) -- The Science Education Institute (SEI) is on the look out again for the top science educators in the country.
Recently, the SEI announced the start of the 2nd Gawad Leadership and Innovations for Development Relevant to Science Education or Gawad LIDER award.
SEI Director Dr. Ester Ogena said the award recognizes individuals and institutions who have contributed to the betterment of science education in the country.
The Gawad LIDER award has two categories - the Exemplary Leadership Award and the Innovation Award. Exemplary Leadership Award has individual and institution categories while the Innovation Award is open to both individual and organization/group.
Exemplary Leadership Award is given to individual and an institution/organization that has consistently demonstrated leadership qualities leading to improvements in the field of education in the sciences which have generated nationwide impact.
Innovation Award is conferred to an individual or institution for the introduction of a technology-based innovation that benefits education in the sciences.
Any head of an institution, community leaders, organization or individuals may nominate an individual or institution/organization for the Gawad LIDER awards.
Ogena said on its second search the Gawad LIDER becomes more prestigious with higher prices at stake. Prizes are pegged at P200,000 and a medal for winners in the Exemplary Leadership and Innovation Award Categories.
Nomination and application forms may be obtained from SEI office and the DOST Regional offices.
Deadline of submission of nomination is on January 15, 2010 at the DOST Regional Offices and January 31, 2010 at the SEI office.
Winners will be known during the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week in July 2010. (PIA) [top]