26 January 2016
Vets prove to be bests. Farrell Eldrian Wu (center) of MGC New Life Christian Academy topped the recently held 18th PMO. Kyle Patrick Dulay (left) of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus and Albert John Patupat (right) of Holy Rosary College, placed 1st and 2nd runner-ups, respectively. All three were part of last year’s national team to the IMO.
Medalists in last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) proved their dominance anew as they comprised the Top 3 winners in this year’s Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO).
Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy, who finished as 1st runner up in the previous PMO, topped the national tilt this time. He was also bronze medalist in the 56th IMO held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in July last year. With the victory, Wu took home P20,000 cash prize, trophy, and gifts from Sharp Calculators.
Joining Wu in the Top 3 are national team co-members, Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus and Albert John Patupat of Holy Rosary College, who placed 1st and 2nd runner-ups, respectively. Dulay received P15,000 cash prize while Patupat got P10,000 along with trophies and gifts from Sharp Calculators. Dulay won an honourable mention in last year’s IMO while Patupat, then a rookie in the competition, brought home a bronze medal.
13 January 2016
SEI-UPLB inks partnership. SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo and UPLB Chancellor Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. lead the signing ceremony held at DOST in Taguig City, Wednesday, 13 January 2016, before members of the Working Committees. UPLB Graduate School Dean, Dr. Jose Camacho (leftmost), and SEI’s S&T Manpower, Education, Research and Promotions Chief, Ruby Cristobal (rightmost), served as witnesses in the signing.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to jointly organize the hosting of the 5th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APTJSO) in June this year.
SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo and UPLB Chancellor Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. lead the signing ceremony held at DOST in Taguig City, Wednesday, 13 January 2016, before members of the Working Committees. UPLB Graduate School Dean, Dr. Jose Camacho, served as witness in the signing.
The event is now set on 12-18 June 2016 at UPLB and carries the theme, “Climate Change and the Rainforest.”
21 October 2015
Students conduct the Lava Lamp experiment as part of the parallel activities held watching two films about light and light-based technologies during the opening day of the 2015 Science Film Festival.
Capitalizing on film as a powerful science communication and education tool, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) launched Indie-Siyensya, a filmmaking competition on science and research.
The project was launched during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Science Film Festival (SFF) held on 21 October at DOST in Taguig City. The competition is a first of its kind, focusing on communicating scientific concepts and highlighting the significance of research. The project hopes to spark creativity and build a culture of science among the youth.
SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, referred to film as a powerful platform in both education and entertainment that could help learning of science and mathematics more effective.
27 October 2015
(From left to right) Math wizards Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, Vince Jan Torres of Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School, and Andres Rico Gonzales of Colegio de San Juan de Letran dominated the 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition. Gonzales got a perfect score to win the Peter O’Halloran Certificate of Excellence.
A Grade 8 student from Colegio de San Juan de Letran emerged as one of only 42 students in the world among a total of 300,000 participants to get a perfect score in the recently concluded 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), a superb feat that coincides with the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG) of the Philippines’ celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Andres Rico Gonzales, 13, received the Peter O’Halloran Certificate for nailing a perfect score to lead 97 other Filipino students who garnered awards in the competition, which was simultaneously held in 42 countries last August.
Gonzales and the other winners were awarded during MTG’s 20th foundation anniversary celebration held at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel in Manila.
09 October 2015
Grace Christian College topped 11 other participating schools in the first ever Can Satellite Competition held during the World Space Week celebration in Los Baños, Laguna.
Grace Christian College made history as it was hailed as champion in the first ever Can Satellite Competition in the country held during the celebration of the 2015 World Space Week in Los Baños, Laguna.
Grace Christian College represented by Aaron Rian Choi, Lance Timothy Lim, and Filbert Heinrich Wee, and their coach, Simon Steven Tan, methodically designed their cansats and successfully gathered air pressure, temperature, and global positioning system data during the launch, earning them victory over 11 other participating schools. They also put a transceiver system to communicate data from the cansat to the ground station.
Its design also earned Grace Christian College the Best Systems Engineering Award. Overall, they received Php 10,000 cash prize and certificates.
Placing second in the competition was Philippine Science High School – Main Campus while Makati Science High School won third. They received Php 7,000 and Php 5,000 cash prizes, respectively, including certificates.