23 September 2020
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a renewed appreciation for Filipino science and technology (S&T) workers, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) recently released a collaborative study with state think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) to give an outlook of future S&T labor requirements in the country.
Entitled “The Future S&T Human Resource Requirements in the Philippines: A Labor Market Analysis,” the study sought to provide a foundation for policy and strategy development concerning the country’s S&T human resources development (STHRD) efforts, which has huge influence on economic growth and resiliency.
28 August 2020
After winning bronze in last year’s 31st IOI held in Azerbaijan, Dan Alden Baterisna from De La Salle University Senior High School topped this year’s NOI.PH Finals to once again secure a slot in the national team. (Photo courtesy of NOI.PH)
De La Salle University Senior High School’s Dan Alden Baterisna, who won a bronze medal at the 31st International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Baku, Azerbaijan last year, backed up his top-ranked status as he scored 609 points to place first in the recently-concluded National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI.PH), held online last August 8-9.
Coming in second was Steven Chua of British School Manila, who scored an impressive 574.54 points. Baterisna received a gold medal and Php 6,000 cash prize, while Chua secured silver and Php 3,000.
06 August 2020
Last year’s national team members at the 31st IOI held on 4-11 August 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan: (L-R) Ron Mikhael Surara from Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus, Dion Stephan Ong from the Ateneo de Manila Senior High School, Dan Alden Baterisna from De La Salle University Senior High School, and Steven Reyes from Saint Jude Catholic School. (Photo courtesy of NOI.PH)
After nabbing a bronze medal in last year’s International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), the organizers behind the country’s participation in the prestigious plum are wasting no time—pandemic and all—to put together the best team to challenge the world in programming.
This, as the National Olympiad in Informatics – Philippines (NOI.PH) Finals kicks-off this August 8 to serve as the selection phase to determine the official representatives for this year’s IOI. The NOI.PH is an annual programming contest for Filipino high school students organized by the group of the same name. The winners who will compose the national team will be announced on August 9.
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.