Pisay scholars triumph in international online student camp in science

Pisay scholars triumph in international online student camp in science
Philippine Science High School students from Southern Mindanao, Soccksargen, Calabarzon, Central Visayas and Caraga shine in an online student camp for Gifted in Science

This is a press release from Aries Oliveros/ Philippine Science High School System

Teams from 5 campuses of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System won 12 awards in an international camp hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for the Gifted in Science (ACGS) in South Korea on January 9-10 and 15-17.

Dubbed as the 10th Online ACGS-ASEAN +3 Student Camp for the Gifted in Science, the virtual event had two stages where the participating teams presented their research proposal through a preliminary study video and their proposed research and experiment in the final round.

Because of the pandemic, participants attended online activities instead of the usual camp where participants interacted face-to-face with scientists and science professors. (READ: Pisay campuses set temporary academic breaks after students’ pleas go viral)

“We think our role for gifted students is to draw their ability, build up an international network in order to and make them use the network for their career and research in the future in the field of science and technology,” Chairman of ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science Prof. Chang Oung Park said in his message published on the organization’s website.

“And, of course, this workforce, which the gifted students will be someday, would be greatly helpful to make APT region raise its status in the international society,” he added.

At least 10 ASEAN+3 member countries and partner countries joined the international event with approximately 170 participants that formed around 45 teams. This included participants from Brunei Darussalam, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Sweden.

The team from PSHS-Southern Minadanao campus which included Yesi Jad Madeit Doctolero, Diane Angeli Billones, Franz Achilles Lindayag, and Carlos Joaquin Herrera won Gold Award in the Preliminary Study Video Presentation and Bronze Award in the Presentation of Main Study.

Vaughn Matthew Q. Valle, Micah Emmanuelle P. Ceniza, and Vock Laurence M. Canlas from the PSHS-Central Visayas campus bagged Gold Award in the Presentation of Main Study and Bronze Award in Preliminary Study Video Presentation. (READ: Pisay scholars offer science, math tutorial services online for free)

Meanwhile, the two teams from the PSHS-Soccksargen campus which included Danielle Alyx Estella, Ana Estella Señalista, Bea Francine Diaz, Jade Anthony Peñolvo, Jefrey Camiña Jr., Yisha Isabella Aquino, Veatriz Blancaflor, and Jamir Jibreel Usman won Silver Award in both Presentation of Main Study and Preliminary Study Video Presentation.

The team of Elan Victoria G. Tomaneng, Justin Anthony P. Docdoc, Franceska C. Gamutan, and Nathan Reuben Osabel received Silver Award in the Presentation of Main Study.

Moreover, the Bronze Award in the Preliminary Study Video Presentation went to the team of Paul Nelson R. Gonzaga, Zelan Eroz Espanto, John Michael N. Tibay, and Judd Christian F. Banas of the PSHS-Caraga campus.

The students of PSHS-Calabarzon campus received Bronze Awards in both Preliminary Study Video Presentation and Presentation of Main Study. The team members were Christian Caleb Austria, Caryl Angela Opulencia, Yzarich Galido, and Ethan Lestat Tiongson.

The ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science functions to provide training programs for teachers and administrators of the gifted in science, to organize and implement educational programs for the gifted students in science, and to develop and disseminate educational materials to all of whom have worked in the field of science education for the gifted.

Besides strengthening cross-culture exchange among ASEAN+3 nations, the organization aims to give appropriate education for the gifted in science through idea sharing among specialists in science education and to provide the environment and opportunities to enable the gifted in science to contribute towards world development, by extension towards world peace.

The science camp was also supported by the Science Society of International Gifted in Science, ASEAN Secretariat, and Korean Foundation for the Advanced Science and Technology. – Rappler.com

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