by Sem. Filart Juztin W. Panabang
Saint Joseph Seminary (SJS) launched Math and Science month on November 22, 2020 at the dining hall of SJS leaving seminarians passion for Math and Science blazing.
“Science and math are important. It goes beyond the facts in a biology textbook or the questions on an algebra quiz.” Ms. Anthonette Gutierrez said as she started her opening speech. She stressed that Math and Science are equally important in the lives of all people as it also fortifies, just like other subjects, the abilities of all persons to efficiently solve problems and think critically which are both relevant to innovative skills that provide sustainable opportunities for every person.
The head of the Program Relation Committee, Sem. Aron Jericho Cantil, presented the schedule and activities during the Math and Science month that will enable seminarians to showcase their creativity, innovative skills, and proficiency in Math and Science.
These activities include Pool, 3-point shootout, Damath and Sci Damath which tests the ability of seminarians to perform operations on polynomials. The activities also include essay writing, geometric poster making, and extemporaneous speech. There will be collaborative activity between math, science, and programming called Amazing Race: Coding Edition. The highlight of the Math-Sci month is the TED+ (plus) where seminarians are to make investigatory projects that are supposed to address some issues in the seminary and provide possible solutions for them. Their TED+ presentations should be equally entertaining and educating. TED+ is originally TEDx which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design and the X is an indication that the TED event is independently organized. TEDx was modified into TED+ in order to incorporate Christ into the TED event.
“Technological Innovation is not more on gadgets, rather it is a mindset; it is discipline” Frt. Mark Louie Martes said as he closed the event reminding the seminarians that even the greatest of people had discipline, and it was their discipline that helped them become the great persons they are. He told the seminarians that as young as they are, they should practice a life fortified by discipline.
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