05 August 2019
PHILIPPINE IMO TEAM. The Philippines’ representatives at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held last July 11-22 in the United Kingdom all brought home medals. (Front, L-R) Vincent Dela Cruz (Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science), Sean Anderson Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School), Immanuel Josiah Balete (St. Stephen’s High School), Deputy Leader Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio, Trainer Mr. Russelle Guadalupe and Team Leader Dr. Richard Eden. (Back, L-R) Dion Stephan Ong (Ateneo de Manila Senior High School), Andres Rico Gonzales III (De La Salle University Integrated School) and Bryce Ainsley Sanchez (Grace Christian College). Photo courtesy of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP).
The Philippine contingent to the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) claimed an impressive win as all six members of the team won a medal in the oldest and most prestigious of the international scientific olympiads.
The national team held strong by bringing home one silver and five bronzes against more than 600 other contestants in the competition held in Bath, United Kingdom from July 11-22, 2019.
This is only the second time, after the 58th IMO in 2017, that all six representatives won a medal. The Philippines also ranked 31st out of 112 countries, up from last year’s 38th out of 107 countries.
24 July 2019
Emerson Philippines gives DOST-SEI’s Science Explorer a boost by providing laptops for use of students in the mobile learning facility. The signing of the deed of donation was held on July 17, 2019 during the National Science Technology Week celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. In photo are (L-R sitting) Emerson Asia Pacific President / Emerson Philippines General Manager, Mr. Ed Boone, and DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, with (L-R standing) Emerson Philippines’ Mr. Ruben Cu, event host, Ms. Ganiel Krishnan, and DOST-SEI Deputy Director, Engr. Albert Mariño.
Students will have a more engaging classroom experience aboard the Science Explorer as Emerson Philippines donated laptops to the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the agency behind the country’s first mobile science learning facility.
Since its inception in 2010, the Science Explorer bus has served more than 32,000 students from over 100 municipalities all over the country. Inside the mobile lab, top young scientists and engineers teach specialized science and technology modules to elementary and high school students, mostly from public schools in far-flung areas in the Philippines.
24 July 2019
The best science and technology projects are ones that can truly uplift communities. This is the idea behind the 3rd imake.wemake, an innovative technology project competition for senior high school students.
Organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in partnership with leading educational materials publisher and distributor C&E Publishing, Inc., the competition seeks to unleash the creativity of young Filipinos in innovation using accessible technologies.
Students will get the opportunity to pitch, build, and present their science and technology projects that cater to important societal and community issues. This year, participants will use the Arduino CTC 101 kit to build their projects.
DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo said that the project aims to improve the students’ engineering and technical proficiencies, as well as develop their communication, critical and analytical thinking skills.