The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute is now certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standard for quality management systems, getting the Institute one step closer to its vision as an institution of excellence in nuclear science and technology, propelled by a dynamic and committed workforce in the mainstream of national development.
Certification International Philippines (CIP) Managing Director, Renato Navarrete, graced the formal ceremonies held on February 9 to personally award the ISO certification to PNRI.
“This certification indeed adds another feather in your cap, which has grown very big over the many years of accomplishments and successes here at your Institute,” he said.
Top Photo: Students of San Francisco High School and Quezon City Science High School take a final group picture with the lecturers.
Bringing nuclear science and technology to Filipino students and teachers, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) in cooperation with the Quezon City Division of City Schools of the Department of Education (DepEd) held the Seminar-Workshop on Nuclear Science and Technology for Secondary Schools from January 22-24 at the Quezon City Science Interactive Center.
The seminar-workshop serves as the first wave of an outreach program on nuclear science and technology for secondary schools implemented in the Philippines under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Project RAS/0/065 on Supporting Sustainability and Networking of National Nuclear Institutions in Asia and the Pacific Region.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano, in a statement delivered at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PNRI – DOST), commended the Philippines for the extensive applications and projects of nuclear technology in various fields, as well as its cooperation with other IAEA Member States.
“Your country is not only using these technologies for your purpose, but you are also helping other countries in sharing technology, in your region and beyond; this is very important, and I thank you for your cooperation,” said Director-General Amano.
Spearheading the country’s progress in nuclear science and technology, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) celebrated the 42nd Atomic Energy Week (AEW) celebration from December 8-12, 2014 at the PNRI compound. The annual AEW celebration, as mandated under Presidential proclamation No. 1211 in 1973, aims to generate awareness of the Filipino people on the beneficial uses of nuclear science and technology.
With the theme, “The Philippines: Moving Forward with Nuclear Science and Technology", PNRI opened its facilities to hundreds of visitors daily during the week, featuring the latest advances in nuclear science and technology in the country in the fields ofagriculture, industry, health & medicine, and the environment.