Three high school students from Tacloban battled it out with other students in the Asia-Pacific region in designing, building and launching the best water-boosted rocket.

PMO Winners. Winners of the 12th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad pose for a shot. From left to right: Zheng Rhong Wu of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, John Russel Virata of Gideon Academy, and Aldric Cristoval Reyes of Chiang Kai Shek College.

YES Awardees. DOST officials, led by Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro (seated, extreme right) pose for a group photo with the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awardees. Joining her are (seated from left to right) Science Education Institute Director Dr. Ester B. Ogena and DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services Fortunato T. dela Pena.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) represented by Secretary Estrella F. Alabstro and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) through CERN Director Emmanuel Tsesmelis recently signed a document called the Expression of Interest to formalize reciprocal scientific, technical and educational activities between the two institutions. The agreement opens opportunities for Filipino physicists to complete their postgraduate studies in European Universities participating in the CERN research program. Moreover, vital summer programs and other training programs on Physics and Science Education for Filipino Science teachers will also be provided.

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. is announcing the opening of the 2010 Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT). The search is open to all teachers who are Filipino citizens with full load in the elementary and secondary schools, and colleges/universities or high\er education institutions, who have been actively teaching in the Philippines for the last 10- years (inclusive of absences of leave not exceeding three years, provide the nominee is not on leave, i.e., actually teaching at the time of nomination). However the nominee must not be on leave for more than two years immediately prior to the nomination. For both elementary and secondary categories, the basic educational requirement is bachelor's degree. Average performance ratings for the past five years should at least be "Very Satisfactory" with no rating below satisfactory. For those who have been on official/study leave or on secondment, performance ratings for five years closest to the period of nomination should be provided \. Each school is entitled to one nominee for each category and nominees must be officially endorsed by the head of school.