29 July 2020
The Mathematical Society of the Philippines announced the members of the national team to the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which will be held online for the first time. The team is composed of (from top left to lower right) Immanuel Josiah Balete from St. Stephen's High School, Sarji Elijah Bona from De La Salle University Integrated School Manila / Palawan Hope Christian School, Raphael Dylan Dalida from Philippine Science High School Main Campus, Vincent Dela Cruz from Valenzuela School of Mathematics and Science, Andres Rico Gonzales III from De La Salle University Integrated School Manila, and Bryce Ainsley Sanchez from Grace Christian College.
With the pandemic affecting all sorts of gatherings and travels, the toughest mathematics competition in the world will soldier on via the online route.
The 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), originally slated this July in St. Petersburg, Russia, will push through instead with a first-ever online competition.
19 June 2020
Prior to SARS-CoV-2 virus and Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) period, some students in the provinces get to appreciate science because of the Science Explorer and nuLab buses of the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI). These facilities bring science and laboratory experiences to the students in different parts of the country. However, with the current situation where mobility is limited and social distance needs to be observed, these buses will have to park temporarily. But this does not mean that students’ learning will also have to stop.
Natural disasters and recently even public health crises have brought all educational activities to almost a complete halt, with most schools compressing the academic curricula to take home assignments, readings, and home-based activities. Children are left to the guidance of their parents, doing written activities using workbooks/worksheets, or for urban schools, to the technology of online teaching and learning. These frequent disruptions in the formal schooling of K-12 students, greatly impede the learning of basic concepts necessary in building a strong foundation for higher education.
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14 June 2020
DOST Scholars pitched in to provide food packs to vulnerable communities around the country.
When the country imposed the nationwide community quarantine amid the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), worry and uncertainty clouded the minds of many, especially the poor, who are unprepared of the sudden restrictions in movement and economic activity. Despite this, Scholars of the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) were among the first to organize themselves to do volunteer work in their localities.
DOST officials are amazed with the various initiatives done by its scholars - both ongoing and scholar-graduates.