13 October 2016
It was mission accomplished for Rizal National Science High School as it bested 14 other schools to win the 2nd Can Satellite (CanSat) Competition during the 2016 World Space Week (WSW) Celebration held on 5-7 October in Los Baños, Laguna.
The team composed of Josh Rael Jorquia, Matthew Lemuel Rey, Marla Ena Rosales, and their coach, Marlon Sta. Catalina, designed their CanSat to gather barometric pressure, temperature, and global positioning system as its primary mission. They added sensors to gather humidity and light intensity, and a camera to capture images as part of its secondary mission. With a successful launch and data transmission from the CanSat to their ground station, Rizal NSHS made an effective analysis of their data to emerge on top.
The victory earned them a Php 10,000 cash prize and a trophy.
04 October 2016
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is set to continue the momentum of last year’s historic celebration of the World Space Week (WSW) with the second installment of the Can Satellite (Can Sat) Competition.
The competition, along with the annual National Water-boosted Rocket Launching and Poster Making Contests, will highlight the 18th WSW celebration, which will be brought back to Los Baños, Laguna on October 5-7.
The Can Sat competition, which has versions in Europe, the United States and Asia, was adopted by the country beginning last year as a platform to excite high school students in space science through development and launching of soda can-sized satellites that can gather basic atmospheric data.
“It guides students to the actual satellite development process—from designing, building, launching, up to collecting, transmitting, and analyzing data,” said Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of DOST-SEI. “It is our way of making them interested in space science.”
18 July 2016
BEST TEAM EVER. The national team to the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) finally nabbed not just one, but two gold medals—along with two silvers and two honourable mentions—marking the first time in 28 years that the Philippines claimed the top prize.
In the photo (from L-R): Clyde Wesley S. Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College, Farrell Eldrian S. Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Kyle Patrick F. Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, Vince Jan Torres of Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School, and Albert John Patupat of Holy Rosary College.
It is the biggest news that is nearly three decades in the making.
The Philippines, long-time participant in the most prestigious mathematics competition in the world—the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)—has finally nabbed not just one, but two gold medals, marking the first time in 28 years that the Philippines claimed the top prize.
Young math wizards Farrell Eldrian S. Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy and Kyle Patrick F. Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, both veterans in the IMO and other international math competitions, scored 30 and 29 points, respectively, to secure the first ever set of gold medals in history for the country.
01 August 2016
Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Director Dr. Josette Biyo is set to receive a prestigious Educational Leadership Award from the World Education Congress of CMO Asia.
The Award will be given at 7th Asia’s Education Excellence Awards to be held on August 5, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Marina Square in Singapore.
The Asia's Education Excellence Awards are given to “individuals and institutions that have surpassed several levels of excellence” and set examples of exemplary leadership and have made a difference in the communities and the nation they serve. Biyo’s award consists a Citation.
The said award, as well as the other individual and institutional awards to be handed by CMO Asia in the said event, is intensely researched on by a group of international judges who shortlisted prospects based on their extraordinary work and track record of achievements. A Jury comprising of senior professionals and leaders from across the globe then reviewed the shortlist.
05 July 2016
KEEPING THE MOMENTUM. A good mix of veterans and up-and-comers will represent the national team to the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad.
From L-R: Clyde Wesley S. Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College, Kyle Patrick F. Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, Albert John Patupat of Holy Rosary College, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College, Vince Jan Torres of Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School, and Farrell Eldrian S. Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy.
The six-man national team bound for Hong Kong early next week to battle in the prestigious 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) hopes to continue the winning momentum created in recent years.
Last year’s IMO winners headline this year’s national team led by Clyde Wesley S. Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College, Farrell Eldrian S. Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Albert John Patupat of Holy Rosary College, and Kyle Patrick F. Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus. They are joined by up and coming math wizards, Shaquille Wyan Que of Grace Christian College and Vince Jan Torres of Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School. The team will be guided by Team Leader Dr. Richard Eden and Deputy Team Leader Dr. Louie John Vallejo, both of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP).
The 57th IMO will be held in Hong Kong on July 6-16, 2016.
In a send-off program held at the University of the Philippines Diliman, supporters from the government, private, and academic sectors expressed well wishes to boost the team’s spirit in time for their departure on July 9 for the competition.