Pinoy student best oral presenter in int’l science fair


A student from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) main campus recently bagged the Best Oral Presentation award at the International Student Science Fair (ISSF) at the National University of Singapore – High School of Math and Science in Singapore.

Marla Abao won the prize for her research titled “An Android Application for Efficient Disaster Kit Procurement for Low-Level Floods.”

Albao, along with her schoolmates Mikhail Tori and Justine Opulencia, individually presented Pisay Tech Projects to an international audience.

Aside from the research presentation, the students also participated in other fun ISSF activities such as the Science Challenge, a science-themed Amazing Race. The three students, merged with another set of American students, likewise topped the competition.

The ISSF is an event hosted by members of the International Science Schools Network (ISSN) on a rotating basis. The PSHS main campus was invited to become an associate member, giving the country a chance to host the event in the future and to present the local science education scene to the international community.

The students also joined a holography and optics workshop where they created and took home their own mini holograms. A hologram is a three-dimensional image projected from lights coming out of a two-dimensional surface.

During the workshop, the students also tinkered with fiber optic technologies that were made by Nobel Prize winners.

On the other hand, a visit to two aerospace companies, Thales and Airbus, gave the Pisay students an idea on how the industry works. They were shown Thales’ business processes and Airbus’ design conceptualization.

The ISSF convened teachers and students of science high schools from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and America to share their researches and celebrate science.


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