by: Reisha Claffel Z. Ferraren
Left photo shows the PSHS-CVisC team with their award. Right side photo shows the 6th AFSC delegates from 10 nations.
The delegates of Philippine Science High School - Central Visayas Campus (PSHS-CVisC) to the 6th APEC Future Science Conference (AFSC) held in Seoul University of Education, South Korea last January 8 to 11, 2017 bagged the 3rd prize in research poster presentation.
Grade 11 scholar James Gabriel Casia presented his group’s innovative output from the APEC Mentoring for the Gifted in Science (AMGS) Cyber Mentoring Activity entitled, “ALTCALC: Electronic Altitude and Distance Calculating Device”. The said innovation was done by James Gabriel Casia, Stephen Nellas and Kyle De La Torre as part of their Physics Core subject and of the EINSTEIN Club requirement.
Mr. Benito A. Baje, project mentor and Research Unit head, accompanied Casia in Seoul, South Korea. He also delivered a talk on nanomaterials and superconductivity during the mentor-mentee workshop.
The conference was a four-day event wherein 28 students and 17 teachers from nine nations in the Asia Pacific region with one guest country gathered. The countries that participated were Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, USA, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The major highlights of the conference were the research poster competition for mentees with 16 competing entries and the international symposium on the NEW Education for the Gifted for mentors. The conference aimed to strengthen the relationship between the students gifted in science and the scientists from APEC economies. In addition, it aimed to attract the young generation to science and technology fields by sharing their various research experiences and wide knowledge.