Above photo: Pisay delegates from PSHS-Main, CLC, IRC, WVC, and CVisC post for photo after the awarding ceremony.

Out of 312 science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project entries from four Asian countries, one entry from Pisay-CVisC was among the 14 silver medal awardees in the Secondary School Category of the Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) Challenge 2015 on October 30 to November 1 at the MINES International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The inventive group of Teokan Duran Demircan, Joseph Karl Salva, Jr., and Bryne Alric Yu out-innovated most participating schools from Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Philippines.  They received a cash price of 200 Malaysian Ringgit and Silver Medal Certificate for each three students.  Their winning entry was entitled “Coconut Coir Based Sound Absorber Board for Noise Pollution Control”.

Among other awardees in the fair include four gold and nine bronze medal recipients.

Two other exhibit-tested groups from Pisay-CVisC also did their best in the event but just fell a bit short in getting the nod from the event judges.

The three project groups are ingeniously guided by their research adviser, Mr. Benito Baje.  Each group had one representative who went along with Mr. Baje in Malaysia to give their well-done performance in the exhibit.

The KLESF is an initiative started with the aim of enhancing interest in STEM among school students.