A High school student from Chiang Kai Shek College has set a historic feat in the prestigious 24th Asian-Pacific Math Olympiad (APMO) as he won the Philippine's first ever silver medal from the prestigious competition.
Philippine Mathematical Olympiad and International Mathematical Olympiad veteran Henry Jefferson Morco scored 23 points to nail the country's first ever silver medal in the APMO, a correspondence type competition held last March 13.
Morco shared the stage with Philippine Science High School - Diliman's (PSHS) Kenneth Co, who marked 16 points, to win the bronze medal. The Philippine contingent also seized four honorable mentions thereby securing one of the most successful outings for the country.
The Science Education Institute (SEI), the science and technology human resources development agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will mark its 25th anniversary this year with a culminating celebration in September aimed at showcasing the Institute's milestone achievements and future directions in its commitment to advance the state of science education in the country.
With the theme "Enabling the Next Generation through Innovations in Science Education", SEI lined up several activities to celebrate the innovations in science education that the agency has implemented from 1987 to 2012. The activities aim to inspire the Filipino people to continue working on enabling the youth to value S&T as a way of life, and for policy-makers and science educators to push for S&T education reforms and innovations.
The Science Explorer, the Philippines first and only mobile science interactive learning facility, will bring to high school students of Camarines Norte in June the historic viewing of the last Venus Transit of this lifetime.
Dr. Filma G. Brawner, Director of the Science Education Institute – Department of Science and Technology, the government’s lead agency in science and technology human resource development, said the Venus Transit Roadtrip of the Science Explorer to Camarines Norte, which will be on June 6 and conducted on the shores of Bagasbas in Daet, will highlight the importance of astronomy and entice students to take on careers in science in the future.