Pinay high school student bags youth prize in Asia science writing competition

Friday, December 06, 2019 05:31 AM    Views : 94by:Angelica Y. Yang/BM, GMA News

Grade 11 student Aimeirene Yzabel B. Ines from Academia de Sophia International Philippines was recognized as the winner of the Science Centre Singapore Youth Writing Prize 2019 during the Asian Scientist Writing Prize (ASWP) awarding ceremony on Wednesday.

The awarding ceremony was held in Singapore.

The Science Centre Singapore Youth Writing Prize—given at the same event as the main award, the Asian Scientist Writing Prize—is a special category for participants in the 13–18 age range.

Ines' winning entry is about the importance of bees in sustaining the planet and focuses on colony collapse disorder, which can threaten their survival.

Read her work, "Bee Change," here.

Three professionals from the Philippines also made it to the ASWP.

Mary Grace Nidoy, a science research specialist at the Philippine Rice Research Institute, was recognized as a merit award winner.

Meanwhile, Philippine Science High School student Danielle Jorge Malantic and environmental professional Carissa Quintana were awarded honorable mentions.

The ASWP 2019, co-organized by Asian Scientist Magazine and Science Centre Singapore, is a biennial competition that seeks to find the best science writing from Asia.

The theme for this year challenged participants on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics could help create a sustainable society.Angelica Y. Yang/BM, GMA News


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