As the leading Science and Mathematics organization in the Philippine Higher Education Institutions, the Philippine Consortium for Science, Mathematics and Technology (PCSMT) management was already turned over to Pangasinan State University as Dr. Dexter R. Buted, University President, assumed the council’s chairmanship.
Representing the PSU Administration, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, received the key of responsibility from Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon of Ifugao State University, last year’s Chairperson in the Annual National Science and Mathematics Quiz and Turnover Ceremony held at University of the Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on December 6-7, 2018.
The event marked another historical feat as the PSU will be holding PCSMT as new name after being called as Philippine Science Consortium for almost two decades.
The PCSMT which aimed to sustain and maintain quality education in Mathematics, Breeder Sciences and Technology among the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) was organized by founding member institutions namely Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Cagayan State University (CSU), and Isabela State University (ISU) on September 17, 1982 and now flourishing with over 39 member institutions.
Moreover, the PSU administration expresses its gratefulness in spearheading such organization which will serve as manifestation of PSU’s golden era in its notable management and event hosting commitment following the International Academic Summits, National Risk Reduction and Management Convention, and other international and national events hosting this 2018.
PSU’s chairmanship will end in December, 2019 and will be automatically followed by the elected Vice-Chairperson of the council from the Abra State Institute of Science and Technology.
Meanwhile, PSU also celebrated another laurel as it was announced as the Over-all 4th Runner Up in the National Science and Mathematics Quiz and Infomercial Making Contest. Sahra A. Vicente and Chris Norman M. Olga, students from PSU-Urdaneta Campus, dominated their competitors with their mind-blowing problem solving skills after finishing gold in the Mathematics Quiz while Grace C. Cardona and Kristen Joyce Concepcion tallied points, enough to clutch fifth place in the Biology Quiz.
Other PSU representatives namelyLynnete Ann B. Cruz and Marjorie R. Orjeda of Chemistry Category; Hanah Lou T. Abad and Den Mark DC. Soriano of Physics Category; and Dexter Ryan Catli, Alvin Garcia and Alexis Paragas- still finished strong after making it through top ten thereby contributing to the team’s standing.