schools top Chem Challenge 2001
from three Chinese schools topped the finals round of the
Chem Challenge 2001 held on August 18 at the William Shaw
Sponsored by DLSU-M’s Chemistry Department, in coordination
with the Marketing Communication Office, the event aimed to
bring together high school students in a friendly competition.
Seventy-one schools from all over Metro Manila and the Cavite
area sent their representatives to join the contest. Of the
142 students who responded to the challenge, Timothy Chua
of Xavier School emerged the winner in the elimination and
Chua brought home P 11,000 as cash prize while first runner-up
Conrad Allan Chong of Grace Christian High School bagged P5,000
and second runner-up Mark Rainier Ngo of UNO High School received
High school teachers, as well as junior students aspiring
to join the contest next year, were given seminars at the
Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory.
Dr. Eric Punzalan, director of Center for Natural Sciences
and Environmental Research talked on Garbage Chemistry while
Chemistry professor Dr. Martin Ilaw spoke on the Chemistry
of Antisense Compounds: The Key to the Fountain of Youth.
Spearheaded by Dr. Glenn Alea, under the guidance of Chemistry
Department Chair Dr. Wyona Patalinghug, the Chemisty Challenge
2001 seeks to identify and recognize talents in the field
of chemistry from among the best and brightest young students
in Metro Manila and other provinces. It also serves as venue
to encourage them to join the university. Two out of the top
three students who won the first Chem Challenge in 2000 are
now enrolled in DLSU-M.