Students from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) recently showed their craftsmanship and ingenuity in the 2012 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

A part of the annual celebration of the science week – the Interactive Activity – drew in the young crowd that stood amazed at the clever “playthings” fashioned by the students of PSHS.

The event, which ended July 15, featured PSHS student-developed gizmos, robots, and other creations that have practical applications.

Some of the featured creations were robots or automated gadgets from the 11 campuses of PSHS, including the one in Quezon City, that have been recognized in national and international robotics Olympiads. These include the robosoccer-real steel kicking robots, Botball, Ilocano Robots, Bioloids, and robots resembling animals.

Through the activity, PSHS students had the opportunity to interact with the public and provide valuable information, especially to young students, that helped increase awareness and appreciation of science and technology.

In his inspirational message, Science and Technology Undersecretary Fortunato Dela Pena said he believes the students can even boost the country’s economy despite their young age.

Dr. Josette P. Biyo, PSHS executive director, acknowledged the active participation of the students, teachers, and the directors of different campuses in this activity.

She also mentioned PSHS has a new campus in Koronodal City to enable more students in the countryside to have quality education.

Aside from the students of PSHS, students from different public elementary and high schools in Metro Manila also participated in this activity.

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