Search launched for Ten Outstanding Young Mathematicians in NCR

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Photo shows (from left) Collins AVP Lucero Ong, SEI-DOST division chief Ruby Cristobal, and Collins vice president Julie Lim Photo shows (from left) Collins AVP Lucero Ong, SEI-DOST division chief Ruby Cristobal, and Collins vice president Julie Lim[/caption] The program is being done in partnership with the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR), Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), Mathematics Trainers? Guild Philippines (MTG), Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP), and Philippine Council of Mathematics Educators (MathTEd). ?With the TOYM Awards, Sharp Calculators aims to raise the status of mathematics in society and to stimulate the interest of the students, the academic, and the general public to the significance of math in the development of the society,? said Collins assistant vice president Lucero Ong. ?Notable Filipino mathematicians such as Raymundo Favila, Casimiro del Rosario, Gregorio Y. Zara, Amador Muriel, Tito A. Mijares, and Jose A. Marasigan have all been recognized for their contributions to diverse fields of physics, astronomy, biophysics and biotechnology. Who knows, maybe the next great mathematician would be from among our TOYM awardees,? Ong added. The search is open to all public and private high school students in the NCR who have completed at least two years of high school. They must be Filipino citizens, either naturalized or natural-born. The nominee must be among the top 3 in math as certified by the school principal. The award will be based primarily on the nominee?s performance in national and international competitions. A recommendation from school principal/mathematics head with supporting documents will be the basis of judging. For students who are chosen in the top 20, each involvement on activities included in the recommendation of the principal/math head or other recognized authority will be reviewed and assessed by judges/co-presenters. The recommendations will be the basis of the judges? questions for the panel interview. The deliberation/final interview of finalist will be conducted by representatives from DepEd NCR, DOST-SEI, MTG Philippines, MSP, and MathTed. The TOYM awardees will be the first batch of Sharp Calculators? Youth Ambassadors who will go on school tours and conduct mathematics symposiums. The deadline for nominations will be on January 5, 2015, with the awarding ceremonies scheduled on February 2015. They will receive plaque of excellence, cash prizes, and gifts from Sharp Calculators and sponsors. Nomination kits are now available at selected National Book Store Branches in National Capital Region or can be downloaded through www.sharpminds.ph. For more information, please contact Sharp Calculators at 681-6161/646-2867 and look for Mary Rose Rocha or Clara Camille Ocampo. ]]>

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