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Philippine Science East Visayas Students Reap International Awards
Written by Loren   
Tuesday, 15 June 2010

In this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in San Jose, California, USA on May 9 to 14, four students from the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas located at Government Center, Palo, Leyte have reaped international awards for the Philippines.

Three of the students are Jean Reni Briones de Guzman, Marc Abegonia Mapalo, and Maria Clara Isabel Sia of the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas campus. The team won in the Team Awards category in the area of Life Sciences for their group study: Use of Natural Flocculants in Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms (Red Tides), creating a natural treatment for Red Tide using indigenous materials.

The team came up with the study that will lessen the occurrence of harmful algal blooms. Their study will help the fishing industry upon which many of our countrymen depend for livelihood.

The fourth students is MarcArthur Jordan Irlandez Limpiado, who won in the Microbiology category for his individual research Microbial Inhibitory Activities of Extracts from Seven Philippine Seaweeds which dwelt on the  on the antimicrobial properties of Philippine seaweeds. Each student received $500 as cash prizes.

All the students’ project will surely give help all Filipinos from different industries.

On the other hand, the four young scientists are planning to take science related courses in different University of the Philippines campuses. [via pia.gov.ph]


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