The Negros Occidental High School sees a bright future for its budding inventors and innovators after the Technological University of the Philippines–Visayas assured its assistance in the patenting of inventions of its students, principal, Mario Amaca, said yesterday.
At a press conference for the opening of the school’s Science Month Celebration, Amaca said that students at the public high school continue to impress with their creative minds, especially for their research work in their Science Investigatory Project, that paved way for new technology and discovery.
He said NOHS has partnered with other institutions for the use of their laboratories for the experiments of the students, “They provided us with the facility, while the students only have their ‘hands manipulation,’” he added.
He said they would like the discoveries and technology of the students to be patented, “If there is a patent, their invention will be exclusively theirs,” he said.
The problem with patents is that it is expensive, which is why they sought the assistance of TUP-V to help facilitate the process, he said, adding that they already have a verbal agreement with the institution.
Yvonne Vargas, NOHS Science Department head, meanwhile, said there is a lot of pending projects that need to be patented, “This is in the span of 20 years. We have students who won national awards for their inventions,” she added.
She said the projects were done by the students who were divided into groups.
Meanwhile, the NOHS will open today the Science Centrum, a science fair, at the school. The fair, which features different exhibits and inventions of the students, will run until September 13.*
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