DOST-ASTI’s Tandem Station bags 2nd Prize in the 2022 NICE “BANGHAY Award” for Outstanding Industrial Design

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Screenshot Photo from 2022 NICE Closing and Awarding Ceremonies Livestream last 24 June 2022

The DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute’s Tandem Station grab the second spot in the “BANGHAY Award” for the Outstanding Industrial Design category in the 2022 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) last 24 June 2022, which held virtually.

Screenshot Photo from 2022 NICE Closing and Awarding Ceremonies Livestream last 24 June 2022

Tandem Station, designed by Engr. Gerwin P. Guba, is a solar-powered weather monitoring device that combines an Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) station and a Water Level Monitoring Station (WLMS). It is a stand-alone system composed of precipitation and ultrasonic sensors that can gather and record rainfall parameters and water levels at the same time.

Likewise, data from the station can applied to analyze potential danger due to heavy rain and critical water levels in flood-prone communities. It complements the government’s capability to observe, collect, and transmit environmental data, forecast accurate weather data, and mitigate disasters. Hence, assisting government personnel in their early evacuation responses and avoiding potential disaster.

Tandem Station is now commercially available under the DOST-ASTI’s trademark. To date, there are 179 stations deployed nationwide, particularly in North Luzon and Central Visayas.

Photo Courtesy: DOST - National Capital Region

Meanwhile, NICE is a DOST biennial activity that recognizes the best and the brightest Filipino inventions, innovations, and research that contributes to the national development of the Philippines. Similarly, encouraging them to maximize their capability and productivity through cash rewards, assistance, and promotional support. The finalists in the NICE are the winners of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) conducted by DOST-TAPI and DOST Regional Offices in coordination with local inventors in their areas.

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