16 August 2018
Bearing the Philippine flag with pride. The Philippines Team at the International Physics Olympiad (L-R) Prof. Ian Vega, Mikhail Torio, Steven Reyes, Charles Bartolo, and Prof. Perry Esguerra.
Three Filipino students became a nigh-unstoppable force at the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), taking the country closer to gold than it has ever been at the annual worldwide competition.
Steven Reyes, who hails from St. Jude Catholic School (SJSC), bagged a silver medal for the Philippines. Meanwhile, Mikhail Torio from the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus (PSHS-MC) and Charles Bartolo from the Philippine Science High School-Central Luzon Campus (PSHS-CLC) each brought home a bronze medal.
08 August 2018
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (center) addressing the media during the press conference. Also in photo are DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño (leftmost) and DOST scholar-graduate John Kenneth Malilay (rightmost).
Now is the best time to become a DOST scholar.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced new developments on its scholarship programs, which include increased number of slots and a higher monthly stipend rate for all its scholars.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo made the pronouncement in a press conference held on July 18, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The event coincides with the celebration of the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), which Biyo considers an opportune time to drum up the public’s interest in DOST’s scholarship program.
July 31, 2018
After a successful opening salvo in 2017, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate. project is again on the lookout for science and technology projects that cater to important societal and community issues.
24 July 2018
The Philippine Team at the Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC). Photo courtesy of Cecile Kasilag.
The Philippine Team collected 126 medals in the 4th Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad (SIMOC) held in Singapore, from July 7-8, 2018. The SIMOC is a unique concept of mathematics competition, which, according to its website, not only tests the ability to solve mathematical problems but also tests the ability to work as a team to play interactive mathematical games and solve puzzles.
The Team, composed of 116 Grade 2 to 11 students from various schools in the country, joined through the efforts of the Asian MathSci League Inc. (AMSLI). They won 14 Gold Medals, 43 Silver Medals, and 69 Bronze Medals, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories.
Sixteen countries including the Philippines participated in the Competition.