TWO Grade 10 students of Baguio City High School are recipients of the Special Award for Educational Contribution to Economy, Society and Environment during the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo) Search for Young Scientists (SSYS) 10th Regional Congress held in Penang, Malaysia, March 5-13.
Therese Tan and Melchor Pimentel Jr. of the Science, Technology and Engineering Program won the award for their Math Research entitled Forecasting the Future of the Philippine Secondary Education System. Their teacher trainor is Laila Kiw-isen.
The Search for Seameo Young Scientists (SSYS) is a gathering of young scientists all over the Asean region as a venue for sharing and dissemination of information on their scientific and mathematical research projects.
It was initiated in 1997 and since then, has been held every two years with a specific theme. This year’s theme is “Youth Innovation for Sustainability.”
SSYS aims to encourage young learners to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge into technological problem-solving activities to address sustainability. It aims to increase awareness of young learners about the relationship between science, mathematics, technology, environment, economy and society.
It also aims to foster camaraderie and networking among these young learners through science and mathematics congresses, exhibitions and competitions.
Moreover, SSYS is a platform that provides opportunities to enhance the vast potential of youth through intellectual activity in conceptualizing ideas, through cooperative teamwork in organizing those ideas into more tangible investigative research projects that benefit the society.
The Seameo is a regional intergovernmental organization established in 1965 among governments of Southeast Asian countries to promote regional cooperation in education, science and culture in the region.
Member countries are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. (Tess Macasinag)