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Pinoy math wizards win 35 awards in South Africa contest

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team wins a total of 35 awards at the 2019 South Africa International Mathematics Competition

Philippines captures 189 medals in Singapore math contest

Aug 05, 2019 - 6:09 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine delegation wins 27 gold, 54 silver, and 108 bronze medals at the 15th International Mathematics Contest recently held in Singapore

Filipino gold medalists display the Philippine flag at the awarding ceremony of the 15th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) in Singapore. Photo by MTG

Philippine team wins medals at 2019 International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:19 PM

All members of the Philippine team win medals at the oldest and most prestigious of the international scientific olympiads, where they competed against hundreds of contestants from 111 countries

WINNING TEAM. (Front, L to R) Vincent dela Cruz, Sean Anderson Ty, Immanuel Josiah Balete, Dr Christian Paul Chan Shio (Deputy Team Leader), Mr Russelle Guadalupe (Trainer), Dr Richard Eden (Team Leader)
;(Back, L to R) Dion Stephan Ong, Andres Rico Gonzales III, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez. Photo by the Mathematical Society of the Philippines

Filipino kids reap medals at world math olympiad in Japan

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: All 181 members of the Philippine delegation win medals at the World Mathematics Invitational held in Fukuoka, Japan

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The Philippine delegation to the World Mathematics Invitational held in Fukuoka, Japan from July 15 to 19, 2019. Photo

Filipino students win 11 awards in world math contest in Hong Kong

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team, composed of 8 Grade 5 students, bag awards at the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest held in Hong Kong

TEAM PHILIPPINES. Filipino students students win 11 medals and a trophy at the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong. Photo from Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines

Team Philippines triumphs at Mathematics Without Borders

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Pinoy whiz kids win multiple awards at the Mathematics Without Borders Tournament Finals in Nessebar, Bulgaria

DOST-SEI invites Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarships

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program is September 6, 2019

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

Filipino students win 10 medals in Vietnam math contest

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Mathematics Trainers' Guild Philippines sends 8 high school students to the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge

FILIPINO PRIDE. Triumphant Team Philippines members hold the Philippine flag as they pose for a photo at the competition. Photo courtesy of Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines

Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Along with the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious maths prizes

FIRST TIME. This handout photo taken on March 18, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey and released on March 19, 2019 by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study shows scientist Karen Uhlenbeck. AFP PHOTO / The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters / Institute for Advanced Study / Andrea KANE

Filipino math, science medalists feted with Student Excellence Award

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Student Excellence Award pays tribute to young Filipinos who brought honor to the country

Students display their Student Excellence Award medals at the ceremony together with Flordelita Male of DepEd-National Capital Region, former senator Alan Peter Cayetano and MTG president Dr. Isidro Aguilar. (Photo by MTG)

At Germany fair, PH firm shows innovations in weather forecasting, agriculture

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:04 PM

Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM

Ateneo graduate student wins as new PH sudoku grandmaster

Nov 25, 2018 - 4:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A masteral student at Ateneo de Manila University is crowned as the new Philippine sudoku grandmaster.

New Sudoku Grandmaster Kaye Janelle Yao (fifth from left) with the other winners in the category of the 13th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge (PSSC) national finals held on November 24 at SM City Sta. Mesa. Photo courtesy of MTG

Pinoy kids stamp class in 2018 World Mathematics Invitational

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Once again Filipinos shine in the 2018 staging of this top-caliber competition participated in by 22 countries

 GOLD. Member of the Philippine team who won gold medals in the 2018 World Mathematics Invitational in Seoul, South Korea.

Kurdish refugee wins 'Nobel of mathematics' Fields medal

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:57 PM

The Fields medal recognizes the outstanding mathematical achievements of candidates who were under 40 years old at the start of the year.

CAUCHER BIRKAR. Image from https://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~cb496/

Young Pinoys bag 126 medals in Singapore math competition

Jul 25, 2018 - 3:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Team wins 14 golds, 43 silvers, and 69 bronzes, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories

Photo from SEI DOST

PH ranks 3rd in international math contest

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

7 members of the Philippine team receive gold medals in the individual round of the competition held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

At least 25% of jobs in Southeast Asia may be automated in next 2 decades – ILO

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'Lower-skilled jobs in labor-intensive sectors will be increasingly displaced by technology that is cheaper and more accessible,' says the International Labour Organization

REPLACED? The International Labour Organization reported at least a quarter of jobs in Southeast Asia may facer automation in the next 2 decades. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

PH math wizards win 87 medals in Thailand contest

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Filipino students win 14 gold, 25 silver and 33 bronze medals, 11 merit awards and 4 special prizes

A newly discovered prime number makes its debut

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The discovery is an excellent opportunity to take a small tour through the wonderful world of prime numbers to see how this result was achieved and why it is so interesting

The distribution of prime numbers from 1 to 76,800, from left to right and top to bottom. A black pixel means that the number is first, while a white pixel means that it is not. Wikipedia, CC BY

UP Rural student achieves 3-peat in Philippine Sudoku finals

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Candice Renee Beatrice Solidarios edges out other contestants to become champion in the Grand Master category of the 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge

Pinoy students bag 23 medals at Int’l Math and Science Olympiad in Singapore

Nov 26, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Here are the country’s medalists at International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School

MEDALISTS. Filipino students display their medals at the awarding ceremony of the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School in Singapore. Photo by MTG

PH, Thailand emerge as overall champions in 2017 Int’l Teenagers Math Olympiad

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: About 500 contestants and coaches from 16 countries joined this year’s contest

Pinoy math wizards bag 273 medals in Singapore math contest

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The math wizards reap 32 gold 75 silver and 166 bronze medals at the International Mathematics Open for Young Achievers IMOYA

Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer – study

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:54 PM

It is now critical to ensure that aspirin delays the onset of colourectal cancer by a sufficient amount of time to avoid the negative effects of this trade off the study s authors say

Team Philippines tops Singapore International Math Contest with 245 medals

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:39 AM

China placed second while Thailand is third

MULTI-AWARDED. Some of the country’s 33 gold medalists being awarded at the 13th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore. Photo by MTG/Henry Castro

Filipino students bag 52 medals, awards in India math contest

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Here s the complete list of individual team and group contest winners from the Philippines

The country's elementary (left) and high school teams display the Philippine flag and their awards at the India International Mathematics Competition awarding ceremony. Photo by MTG

Philippine Team wins medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Philippines won three silver medals and three bronze medals in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

PHILIPPINE TEAM. From left to right: Dr. Louie John Vallejo, Clyde Wesley Ang (Bronze), Farrell Eldrian Wu (Silver), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze), Albert John Patupat (Silver), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver), Sean Anderson Ty (Bronze), and Dr. Richard Eden. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

Pinoy kids shine in 2017 World Mathematics Invitational

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Team wins 10 gold 19 silver and 9 bronze medals and 3 merit awards in the Vietnam math olympiad

WINNERS. The Philippine Team bags multiple medals and awards at the World Mathematics Invitational 2017 in Vietnam. Photo from Asian Math Sci League Inc.

Pinoy math aces bag 4 awards in Hong Kong

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Alvann Walter Paredes Dy of St Jude Catholic School won the country’s silver medal at the 20th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest

PH TEAM. Members of the Philippine team together with their coaches at the PMWC awarding ceremony in Hong Kong. Photo by MTG

Iran front pages mourn trailblazing woman mathematician

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:43 PM

There is an outpouring of grief from Iranians over her passing not least because she represented a more globalized and positive image of the country than usually depicted

TOP STORY. A picture taken in the capital Tehran on July 16, 2017 shows the front pages of Iranian newspapers bearing portraits of the top female scientist Maryam Mirzakhani, who died of cancer a day earlier.  Atta Kenare/AFP

Math 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:42 PM

UPDATED The Iranian born mathematician is the first woman to win the Fields Medal widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics

MARYAM MIRZAKHANI. Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Image courtesy Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University

Pinoy kids bag 4 medals at 21st Junior Balkan Math Olympiad

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Filipino high school students bagged two silvers and two bronze medals

12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge launched

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:44 PM

More than P250 000 in cash prizes await winners

Millie Dizon (2nd from right), SM senior vice president for marketing and communications, and MTG president Dr. Isidro Aguilar (2nd from left) shake hands after signing an agreement to launch this year’s 12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge and Family Math Quest together with Dr. Simon Chua (extreme right) and Myrna Agtarap (extreme left). Photo by MTG

In Indonesia, a bright future ahead for female gamers

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Indonesia is ahead of nearby nations like Singapore Laos and Cambodia in the ratio of women to men in the STEM workplace – and is only poised to welcome more women into the industry

WOMEN IN STEM. Indonesia has more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics than other neighboring countries. File photo by AFP

PH bags 35 math, science medals in Indonesia Olympiad

Nov 16, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Good job kids

PINOY PRIDE. Students from the Philippines show their medals and the Philippine flag at the awarding ceremony of the 13th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School 2016 (IMSO) held in Indonesia. Photo: MTG

PH kids win 42 awards in Chiang Mai math contest

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Filipino students bring home 42 medals and awards from an international math contest held in Thailand

WINNERS. Filipino contestants together with their coaches display their medals at the 2016 Thailand International Mathematics Competition (TIMC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo courtesy of Felipe Jr. Lim

Filipino math wizards bag 4 medals in China tilt

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The Philippine team composed of 4 students bags 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the 2016 China Western Mathematical Invitational CWMI contest

PH teams reap medals in 2 China math Olympiads

Aug 16, 2016 - 2:24 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine teams reap medals at two of the toughest math contests in China

WINNERS. The Philippine teams at the 15th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (top) and China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (bottom). Photos courtesy of MTG

ICT, out-of-school youth programs hit by DepEd’s unspent P43B budget

Aug 10, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Failure in bidding out procurement contracts also affects the delivery of science and mathematics equipment and textbooks in 2015

Philippines tops Singapore math contest

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Philippine students reap over 200 medals at the International Mathematics Contest in Singapore edging out competitors from 12 other countries and territories

MEDALISTS. Gold medalists and grade level champions Julian Raymund Yu (seated left) of British School Manila and Jarrett Ian Lim of the Philippine Academy of Sakya (seated right) with Philippine team officials at the 12th International Mathematics Contest (IMC) in Singapore. Photo courtesy of Anthony Hejie Suralta

PH students bring home 9 awards from HK world math contest

Jul 18, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Twelve year old Raphael Dalida wins a gold medal after getting a perfect score in the contest s individual round

WINNERS. Filipino contestants show their medals and trophies at the awarding ceremony of the 19th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong. Photo by MTG Philippines

Int'l Math Olympiad: Filipino HS students finally bring home gold

Jul 17, 2016 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED The Philippine team also brings home two silver medals and two honorable mention awards

GOLD. The Philippines' representatives at the International Math Olympiad held last July 6 to 16 in Hong Kong all brought home medals. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

We knew math before we knew words

May 20, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] We have a wiring for language and another for doing high mathematics – be it algebra analytics geometry or topology

One-third of US tech 'innovators' are immigrants – study

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Researchers also find that women and US born minorities remain underrepresented in tech

Fil-Am kid gets perfect score in advanced calculus test

Jan 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Cedrick Argueta from Los Angeles the 17 year old son of a Filipina nurse and a Salvadoran maintenance worker is one of 12 students worldwide who gets a perfect score in the AP Calculus exam

Los Angeles student Cedrick Argueta in an interview with local station KTLA5. Framegrab courtesy KTLA5

10 social media stories that caught your attention in 2015

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

BinayBwisitsUPLB PrayForJollibee AlDub and MissUniverse2015 are some of the most read Rappler social media stories in 2015

Filipino math wizards win 26 medals, awards in Malaysia tilt

Dec 16, 2015 - 11:47 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine students win at the International Teenagers Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia

WINNERS. Filipino math wizards proudly display the Philippine flag and the medals they won together with their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the International Teenagers' Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia. Photo courtesy of MTG

PH tops international math contest

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:06 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Filipino kids win 53 medals and trophies in the competition

WINNERS: The medalists from the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia (top) and champion Philippine Junior Team A (bottom) Jonathan Conrad Yu, Andrhea Angelina San Gabriel, Ryan Jericho Sy  and Fedrick Lance Lim with Dr. Isidro Aguilar, DepEd-Manila Division Superintendent Priscilla de Sagun, Dr. Archieval Rodriguez and Dr. Eduardo dela Cruz, dean of the Arellano University School of Education. Photo by MTG

Recto: P850M in DOST's 2016 budget for post-grad scholarships

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:08 AM

These MS and PhD graduates in science form the bedrock of our development If we want to grow this is one urgently needed human capital we must develop