As a token of gratitude for the active participation of St. Genevieve School of Pateros (SGSP) in the Back2Basic (B2B) Online Class, the National Research Council of the Philippines turned over 14 tablets to 14 Grade 14 students (9 Female and 5 Male) who were enrolled and attended the regular B2B classes for the period of March to May 2022.1

 The NRCP B2B Tablets contain the six science lessons, namely: Volcanic Eruptions: When Beauty becomes the Beast by Teacher Ma. Mylene Martinez-Villegas, The Electric Motor: Its Physics and Possible Miniaturization by Teacher Eduardo C. Cuansing Jr., How to diagnose plant diseases by Teacher Mark Angelo Balendres, kOMICS by Teachers Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Ronilo Jose D. Flores, and Ian Kendrich Fontanilla, Aerodynamics by Teacher Andres Philip Mayol, and Natural Products: Tapping Nature’s Bounty by Teacher Mylene M. Uy. NRCP hopes that student recipients will share the lessons to their peers.

The ceremonial turnover took place at the SGSP on June 16, 2022, Thursday, from 2:30 – 3:00 PM led by Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, NRCP Executive Director.

B2B regular students, Ms. Angeline Pabalan, SGSP Directress, and Mr. Nicolas R. Lizardo, Principal, SGSP High School Department, and the NRCP secretariat attended the event.

The regular students had undergone six B2B Online Classes on topics aligned to Department of Education (DepEd) – Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) of Grade 10 students, and the Pre- and Post-Test about the science video lectures.

B2B Online Classes is a major activity under the Enhancing Science Culture for All or ESCA component of the NRCP project, Leveraging Basic Research Information Translation for Empowerment in the Regions Program (BRITER).  ESCA aims to make science fun, engaging and interesting in the dissemination of basic research results through the use of various formats, and to show the application of science in addressing local and national issues.

B2B was conducted online and was also open to all students, the youth, and the public.

BRITER aims to aggressively support the basic research promotion and advisory mandates of the NRCP through a more regular and organized way of research results translation into various formats that are dove-tailed for use of different stakeholders (i.e., the industry, academe, government, and communities). (Jenny Leigh A. Daquioag, DOST-NRCP)