26 July 2017
All six members of the Philippine contingent to the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) each won a medal—three silvers and three bonzes—to maintain its all-time highest rank of number 17 out of 111 countries that participated in what is regarded as the grandest stage of mathematics.
Despite falling short of a gold medal after winning two last year, the national team held strong by bringing home a staggering six total medals against 600 other contestants. The team arrived from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Leading the medal haul are Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, Albert John Patupat of De la Salle University Integrated School, and Farrel Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy who all garnered silver medals. Meanwhile, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, Sean Anderson Ty of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, and Clyde Wesley Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College secured bronze medals to complete the medal haul.
21 July 2017
The Philippines made its first appearance in the prestigious International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) with a bang, bringing home two bronze medals from the recently held competition in Thailand.
Arthur de Belen from Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus, and Charles Bartolo from PSHS Central Luzon Campus led the way for the national contingents with each taking home medals in their debut.
Also bannering the flag in the 49th IChO, which was held on 6-15 July 2017 in Nakhom Pathom, Thailand, are Israel Aguba (PSHS Main) and Keren Duque (PSHS Cagayan Valley), along with delegation head Dr. Jose Andaya (PSHS Calabarzon) and coach Xandra Junio (PSHS Cagayan Valley).
Pisay Eastern Visayas, Limay NHS, Pitogo HS nab Youth Innovation Prizes in 1st ever imake.wemake Program
06 April 2017
One is a smart hydropower generator device that aims to lessen their school’s electric bill. Another is a cost-effective tool violations to help address a local road issue. And the other is a water level rise alert system that seeks to reinforce disaster mitigation and warning system protocols in a Yolanda-struck community.
What’s common in these three technologies?
These are no products of expert scientists or engineers—at least not yet—but of young high school students from Makati, Bataan, and Leyte.
These brilliant students also happen to be the first-ever recipients of the Youth Innovation Prize in the recently concluded imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
26 April 2017
A student is amazed with what he sees under the microscope during the session in marine microscopy in the 2017 Climate Science Boot Camp held in eight schools in Dumaguete and Siquijor.
Summer just got ‘cooler’ for eight high schools in Dumaguete and Siquijor Island.
This, as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) with scientists from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) and the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) simultaneously conducted the 2017 Climate Science Boot Camp on 17 to 20 April in the areas.
It followed the theme “Oceans and Climate Towards a Resilient Planet” and highlighted the role of the youth in building resilient communities in the midst of the issue on global warming.
28 February 2017
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is inviting proposals for the "Asian Try Zero-G 2017-2018", an educational program organized by Kibo-ABC of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that allows everyone to suggest simple space experiments for astronauts to demonstrate in zero-gravity or weightlessness conditions.
Kibo-ABC is a collaborative program established by the Space Environment Utilization Working Group (SEUWG) of the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF), which aims to promote Kibo utilization in the Asia-Pacific region. It invites its member countries, one of which is the Philippines, to submit experiment ideas that JAXA Astronauts can perform in the International Space Station (ISS).
Proposals should be unique, novel, and informative, and should have never been done in the ISS/Kibo.
There are 2 categories for the Try Zero-G program: Category 1 is for students under 18 years old, and Category 2 is for young scientists and engineers, ages up to 27 years old. The categories have been in place since 2015, to create more innovative ideas from a wider audience.