Integrated Laboratory School (ILS) and college students culminated the Science and Math month promoting innovation, creativity, and disaster preparedness.

This year’s theme is anchored on the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) 2019 celebration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) which is Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development.

ILS Grade 10 students group together for a picture taking after being announced as winner of the Eco Math Documentary. / Photo by John Paul Fajardo

ILS ended the celebration with a Math and Science culminating activity held at the ILS Centennial stage last September 25, 2019 with simultaneous events in the morning and competitions in the afternoon.

The morning event included poster making contest and quiz bowl participated in by elementary and high school students. An exhibit was also done showcasing Science Investigative Project presentations, strings design, and modulo artworks of high school students.

In the afternoon, elementary students competed for SciMath Jingle and Math Sayaw while high school students vied for the best Eco Math Documentary and Interpretative dance to the song “Paraiso”.

Kimberlyn Cababat, a BSED English Student Intern, said that culmination events such as Math and Science enable ILS students to earn good grades. They also provide entertainment by showcasing the students’ talent and skill. 

A Science and Math Day was also conducted by the 1st and 2nd year college students under College of Teacher Education (CTE) and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who major in Science and Math last September 27, 2019.

There were five student organizations who took part in the culmination activity, namely Outer Realm Infinite Observers and Navigators (ORION), Biological Society (BioSoc), Math Circle, Science Bond (SciBond), and Statistical Society (StatSoc).

Mr. Lloyd Vincent Derasin, BCERT-CNU Coordinator demonstrates how to use a fire extinguisher as part of the seminar workshop last September 27, 2019. / Photo by Lance Vincent Ponce

A seminar workshop on the Role of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) in Building Sustainable Communities and Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Protection was held with Joseph Inosante, Base Camp Emergency Response Team, Inc. (BCERT, Inc.) Founder and Lloyd Vincent Derasin, BCERT-CNU Coordinator as resource speakers respectively. 

A quiz bowl and Science and Math Olympics were also done accompanied by booths which generate income to provide for the projects of each student organization.

Jesryvince Compuesto, a BS Biology student, said that the seminar is helpful since he learned how to use the fire extinguisher. He also now appreciates fire exits. Further, he mentioned that, “sustainability is one of the key features to a healthier nation,” and DRRM is needed to know how to thrive and survive in conditions when human life is at risk. 

According to Mel Theo Dela Cruz, BS Physics 2 student and Mayor of ORION, it was their initiative to conduct seminars on DRRM specifically on earthquake drill and fire prevention as part of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the university in preparation for the incoming earthquake drill in October and for students to help in its information dissemination, and to encourage others to join the schools’ ERT. (JDF)