24 July 2018
The Philippine Team at the Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC). Photo courtesy of Cecile Kasilag.
The Philippine Team collected 126 medals in the 4th Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad (SIMOC) held in Singapore, from July 7-8, 2018. The SIMOC is a unique concept of mathematics competition, which, according to its website, not only tests the ability to solve mathematical problems but also tests the ability to work as a team to play interactive mathematical games and solve puzzles.
The Team, composed of 116 Grade 2 to 11 students from various schools in the country, joined through the efforts of the Asian MathSci League Inc. (AMSLI). They won 14 Gold Medals, 43 Silver Medals, and 69 Bronze Medals, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories.
Sixteen countries including the Philippines participated in the Competition.
18 July 2018
The Philippines wins its historic third gold medal in the prestigious 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
56th IMO Philippine Team at the Closing Ceremony last July 13, 2018. (L to R) Mr. Carlo Francisco Adajar (Trainer), Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio (Deputy Team Leader), Sean Anderson Ty (Honorable Mention), Andres Rico Gonzales III (Honorable Mention), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze Medal), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver Medal), Albert John Patupat (Gold Medal), Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon (Bronze Medal), and Dr. Richard Eden (Team Leader) Photo courtesy of Photo by Shaquille Wyan Que.
The Philippines won a gold medal, a silver medal, two bronze medals, and two honorable mentions in the 59th IMO held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from July 3 to 14, 2018. The IMO is the world championship mathematics competition for high school students, making it the most prestigious and the most difficult high school mathematics competition in the world.
Albert John Patupat of De La Salle University Integrated School led the way in capturing the country’s third gold medal in what is branded as “the Olympics of math competitions.” Previous IMO Gold Medalist Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus scored a silver medal this year. IMO first-timer Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo College, along with veteran Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, both secured Bronze Medals. Andres Rico Gonzales III of DLSU Integrated School and Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School each won an Honorable Mention Award. The Philippines ranked 38th in the Competition participated by 107 countries.
11 June 2018
Realizing the importance of the merging field of big data and analytics, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) with the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program – National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) will convene its graduate scholars to discuss on big data’s potential in the country.
The annual ASTHRDP Graduate Scholars’ Conference, which will be held on 18-19 May 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, hopes to provide a venue to continuing and new graduate scholars, scholar-graduates, and faculty members of the NSC member-universities under the ASTHRDP to get together, share research outputs, and collaborate with other participants. Now on its 7th year, the Conference adopted the theme, “Big Data for Big Science” emphasizing the recent trend of large data sets being analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.
10 July 2018
Ready to capture science in action. Cinematographer Joshua Reyles (rightmost) gives hands-on camera and lighting experience to the participants of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition Workshop.
More than one hundred students, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals flocked to the Cinematheque Centre Manila last July 6, 2018 for the program launch and workshop of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition.
Indie-Siyensya, the country’s first and only science filmmaking competition, is now open for submission of film concepts for short documentaries that capture science as it works to answer the needs of communities and the country.
“We are encouraging students to create more science films,” says Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the competition’s main organizer. “DOST-SEI aims to promote a culture of science in the country and film is no doubt a powerful medium to achieve this,” Biyo adds.
12 April 2018
UP Marine Science Institute’s Mark Tolentino (rightmost) engages the interest of Science Camp participants in plankton sampling activity.
For most, the dry season or “summer” time is for art workshops and taekwondo lessons; but for students from various public schools in Siquijor, it’s all about the sea, the atmosphere, science, and saving the planet.
Forty students are about to experience becoming scientists in the 2018 Climate Science Youth Camp, a project organized annually by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), which will run this year from April 17 to 22 in the island province.
The Science Camp is one of DOST-SEI’s most anticipated projects that aims to encourage the youth to get into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. It is also one of the most effective platforms of the Institute as many of the camp’s previous participants are now enrolled in STEM fields while some are now DOST scholars.
Aside from the students, 20 teachers from different public schools in Regions VI and VII will also take part in the series of experiential learning activities about oceanography and climate science.