Grace Christian College (GCC) Team Gracean Whiz topped the maiden year of the Philippines’ first and only varsity type robotic competition for high school students, Tagisang Robotics, organized by the Science Education Institute, the country’s science and technology human resource development agency.
In partnership with SM Prime Holdings and Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center together with Alexan, Felta Multimedia Inc., Jollibee Foundation, National Instruments, Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, and Thinklab, Tagisang Robotics seeks to help high school students discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.
DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN - The Philippine Science High School – Cordillera Autonomous Region Campus (PSHS-CAR) bested 13 other schools in the country at the recently concluded National Water-Boosted Rocket Competition in this city.
The team composed of Louie Sandro, John Jester Zeus Castro, and Lorenzo Miguel Gonzales will be off to Singapore in December to represent the Philippines in the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Water-Boosted Rocket Competition. They also received a P10,000 cash prize and a certificate. CSI Group of Companies CEO and Dagupan City Vice Mayor Belen T. Fernandez also gave US$100 to each of the students for their pocket money.
The Philippines medal haul in the most prestigious math and science competitions in the world continues as four high school students net gold, silver and bronze medals in the recently concluded 5th International Earth Science Olympiad.
Taking home honor for the Philippines from Modena, Italy where the competition was held were gold medalist Williard Joshua Jose of Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus, silver medalists Christoper Jan Landicho of PSHS Bicol Region Campus and Charles Kevin Tiu of St Jude Catholic School in Manila and bronze medalist John Allan Olesco of Aquinas University Science High School. Jose won a silver medal in last year’s IESO held in Nigeria.
The winning team was mentored by Prof. Miguel Cano of Bicol University and Dr. Marietta de Leon. PSHS Main Campus Director Dr. Helen Caintic joined as an observer.