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Filipina student bags Best Oral Presentation Award in ISSF

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

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MANILA, June 16 (PNA) — A Filipina student bagged the Best Oral Presentation Award at the International Student Science Fair (ISSF) held recently at the National University of Singapore-High School of Math and Science in Singapore.

Marla Abao, student from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Main Campus, won for her research, "An Android Application for Efficient Disaster Kit Procurement for Low-Level Floods."

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, thus giving the Philippines a chance to host the event in the future and to present the local science education scene to the international community.

The PSHS System is a specialized public high school in the country, and operates as an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

This year's ISSF gathered teachers and students of science high schools from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and America to share their research works and celebrate science.

Abao, along with her schoolmates Mikhail Tori and Justine Opulencia, individually presented PSHS technology projects during the event.

They also participated in other ISSF activities like the Science Challenge, a science-themed Amazing Race.

According to PSHS, the three students, merged with a group of American students, also topped the competition.

The PSHS 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.

Moreover, they played with fiber optic technologies, visited Thales and Airbus, two aerospace companies. Thales and Airbus showed them their business processes and design conceptualization. (PNA)


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