Monday, 6 July 2009

Philippines fields team for International Maths Olympiad


MANILA, Philippines—Four Filipino students are flying to Bremen, Germany to compete in the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad, a world championship mathematics competition for high school students, to be held from July 10 to 22, the German embassy in the country said Friday.

The four who passed a rigorous selection process from among 2,000 high school students are: Carlo Francisco Adajar of Paref Southridge School, Earl John Chua of Grace Christian College, Carmela Antoinette Lao of Saint Jude Catholic School, and Jonathan Wong of Grace Christian College.

The students will be accompanied by Dr. Julius Basilla of the University of the Philippines-Diliman and Dr. Ian June Garces of Ateneo de Manila University.

The Philippine participation to the Olympiad is a joint project of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute and the Mathematical Society of the Philippines.

The IMO 2009 is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and organized by the Bildung und Begabung e.V. (Education and Talent), a national agency for talent development in Germany, and in cooperation with the international private university Jacobs University.

Before their departure for Germany, the team met with German Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Carmela Lao for getting a bronze medal! :P