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.
02 February 2017
BREAKING HISTORY ANEW. The 2016 Class of Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awardees is the most in history with 821, up 33.7 percent from 614 in 2015. Pictured are some of the students who received their YES Medals together with DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña during the awarding ceremony held in Manila.
The country’s young wizards continue to pen their names in the history books.
Following a record-breaking 614 gold, silver and bronze medals from international science and mathematics competitions in 2015, our national contingents netted a total of 821 medals in 2016, up 33.7 percent from the previous mark.
At the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards—an annual event organized by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) that recognizes students who win gold, silver and bronze medals in world science and mathematics contests—Secretary Fortunato de la Peña presented the medals to the awardees from Metro Manila and nearby provinces. The ceremony was held on 1 February at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila.
Of the total tally, 446 come from the national capital region, while 375 come from the other regions.
24 January 2017
Best of the crop. After finishing 2nd runner up behind Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus (second to left) and Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy (second to right) in last year’s PMO, Albert John Patupat of De La Salle University Integrated School (center) claims the top prize this year. Also in the photo are Mathematical Society of the Philippines President, Dr. Marian Roque (leftmost), and DOST-SEI Division Chief, Ms. Ruby Cristobal (rightmost).
Last year’s top three at the Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) reclaimed their position as the best of this year’s crop albeit in different rankings during the final stage of the competition held at the University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City on 21 January 2017.
Albert John Patupat of De La Salle University Integrated School, last year’s 2nd runner up, claimed the top spot at the 19th PMO, besting two of the country’s more storied math geniuses.
Patupat was followed by Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus (1st runner up) and Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy (2nd runner up). All three comprised the top three of the competition for two straight years.
With the victory, Patupat won P20,000 cash prize, trophy, and gifts from Sharp Calculators. Dulay received P15,000 cash prize while Wu got P10,000 along with trophies and gifts from Sharp Calculators.