THE Philippines will host this year’s international competition for junior high school students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) who are gifted in science on June 13 to 18 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna province.
Dubbed the “5th Asean Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey” (APTJSO), the competition will have contestants from 13 countries vying for the top spot which, throughout the tilt’s history, has been dominated by Philippine delegates.
The 5th APTJSO is a six-day education event that will allow the gifted students from the Asean plus three countries, such as Japan, South Korea, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to interact with experts in climate science and put their scientific skills to test with their colleagues.
Contestants will hurdle three activities, namely: poster presentations, laboratory skills assessments, and group project presentation.
The APTJSO is also a venue for teachers to share and experience innovations in teaching science and technology.
This year’s theme, “Climate Change and the Rainforest”, will anchor the competition’s activities.
Started in 2010, the APTJSO is an annual educational event in the field of science and technology for young students between 13 to 15 years of age. This event is designed to develop talented young individuals in the field of science and technology.