TAUians prevail in nat’l science summit

𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐒 | TAUians prevail in nat’l science summit for SUC students

Delegates from Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) have once again proven their determination to advancing science education in the country by collaborating with member-state universities and colleges (SUCs) of the Philippine Council for Science, Mathematics, and Technology (PCSMT) through the Science and Technology Youth Leadership Encampment (STYLE) at Rio Villanuevo Water Resort in Indang, Cavite on 17-19 April. 

Seven students and two officials represented TAU in the camp namely: Jedhsa Romelyn G. Buayan and Kaneza Ann M. Estillore, College of Veterinary Medicine; Samuel S. Calicdan and Rolando S. Obenario Jr., College of Engineering and Technology; Ian Nathaniel S. Heramia and Jay Noel DL. Cerezo, College of Agriculture; and Aaron P. Villena, College of Education. The group was accompanied by TAU’s PCSMT Coordinators: Dr. Arlene V Tomas, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Milani C. Petero, In-Charge of the Integrated Science Laboratory.

During the election of PCSMT Student Chapter, two TAU students were voted in by their fellow participants. Rivaling the candidate from Batangas State University, Mr. Villena emerged as the new president after garnering enough votes to secure the highest position in the organization. Ms. Buayan was also triumphant as she was elected as the secretary general. Both Mr. Villena and Ms. Buayan will serve for a two-year term.

“Together, let us harness the power of science, mathematics, and technology to build a campus community committed to sustainability and global citizenship,” Mr. Villena said after outlining his plans for the next two years. As a future veterinarian, Ms. Buayan said she would propose projects connected to animal welfare. “I want to raise awareness on Sustainable  Development Goal (SDG) 15 or Life on Land,” she told the TAU Information Unit.

Meanwhile, Ms. Estillore was adjudged as the second runner-up in the essay writing competition. Discussing how science contributes in nation-building, Ms. Estillore impressed the evaluators which earned her a spot in the Top 3 best STYLE science writers. 

In addition, Dr. Tomas served as one of the speakers during the lecture part of the leadership training and teambuilding session. The TAU STYLE contenders were coached/ trained by Mr. Jerome L. Duque, Information Officer III and The Golden Harvest moderator.

Themed “Unifying the Young Advocates of Science, Mathematics, and Technology for Nation-Building,” STYLE converges 135 student leaders from 22 SUCs all over the country.  STYLE also includes Photo Essay and Search for PCSMT Ambassador and Ambassadress.  

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Article | Information Unit 

Photos | The Golden Harvest [Jay Noel DL. Cerezo]