AlSci Researchers win Silver Medal in International Research Olympiad

STUDENT RESEARCHERS from Alabel National Science High School brought home a silver medal from the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) 2012 on May 3-6, 2012 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

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Jewelle Mae P. Solijon, Sergia Virginia A. Gepitulan, and Angelica Francesca O. Tumbocon presented their research entitled, Wild Yam (Dioscorea hispida Dennst.) Starch: An Effective Additive in the Production of Biodegradable Plastic.

From more than 500 students from 68 countries and 44 states who participated in the event, the team from AlSci belonged to the upper 20% that entitled them a silver medal and monetary award.

The complete list of winners can be found on the I-SWEEEP website.

This is the second achievement of the AlSci Research Team in an International Research Competition after their success in the International Convention of Ethnopharmacology in India earlier this year.

The AlSci Research Team is coached by Research Teacher Shiela P. Butil.

Ariel Lalisan

Ariel Lalisan

Ariel Lalisan is a physics teacher at Alabel National Science High School. He is an advocate of constructivism approach in education. He employs active learning and independent learning in his lessons, and, of course, a lot of technology integration. His goal is to produce students who can solve problems on their own using the concepts they learn in the classroom. Ariel Lalisan is a Google Certified Innovator (Google Teachers Academy Southeast Asia 2014) and a community leader at Google Educator Group Sarangani. He is a co-founder of SoCCSKSarGen and he won the Globe Media Excellence Blogger of the Year Award in 2015.

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