The Institute of Chemistry hosted the 8th National Children’s On-the-Spot Chemistry Poster-Making Competition for the Southern Tagalog regional level. The event, with the Philippine Federation of Chemical Societies as co-sponsor, was held on February 17, 2018 at the Physical Sciences Building.

The three winners to qualify for the National Level were Jasmene Cathe P. Catedrilla from Lalakay Elementary School, Dianne Cyril P. Latade from San Pablo National High School, and Pricess Nicole A. Berbon from Sta. Maria Elementary School slated on May 30 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, which also serve as exhibit venue for the best posters  during the 33rd Philippine Chemistry Congress.

Participants together with the organizer after the event; Photo by: Paul Lloydson J. Alvarez

Institute director Dr. Hidelisa P. Hernandez served as the resource person to expound more on this year’s theme, “Chemistry: Rising to Challenges.” With its aim “to contribute to a greater public interest in and appreciation of chemistry particularly among the youth,” the event gathered Grade IV to Grade VII pupils from across the region to participate in the contest.  ∎

— Phillip Damien E. Arche