awards outstanding dissertation to math professor
Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research
and Development (PCASTRD) awarded the second prize for outstanding
dissertation in advanced science and technology for the year
2001 to Dr. Ederlina Ganatuin-Nocon, vice chair of the Mathematics
Department. Her winning dissertation is titled “On Type II
Codes over Z4 X Z4.”
The awards are given in recognition of scholarly work that
contribute significantly to the development of science and
technology in the country.
The main results of Ganatuin-Nocon’s paper tackled the link
between binary self-dual and Type II codes and the conversion
of codes over Z4 X Z4 to binary codes and vice versa.
This paper aims to find its way to show the application of
these codes to data security (encryption), disk space saving,
and cheaper, faster, and more efficient transfer of information.
profs join international confab on IT in physics education
professors who are actively involved in physics education
attended the International Conference on Computer and Information
Technology in Physics Education at the University of the Philippines
- National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
Development (UP-NISMED) on December 4-6. More than 300 physics
educators from different parts of the world participated in
From the College of Science, Dr. Gil Nonato Santos, chair
of the Physics Department, presented a paper on “Teaching
Physics with e-measure,” while Br. Joseph Scheiter, FSC, presented
a paper on “Voltage of Local Commercial Electric Power: A
Dr. Bee Ching Ong of the Science Education under the College
of Education served as member of the National Organizing Committee
and also as member of the Committee on Abstracts and Committee
The objectives of the international conference are to share
experiences and researches on the use of computers and information
technology in teaching physics at all levels and to establish
linkages among schools, universities, and industries.
Activities included in the conference were plenary sessions,
parallel sessions on paper presentations, workshops, video
conferencing with experts in Japan, and competition on multimedia
software and computer-based experiments.
The conference was organized by UP-NISMED and sponsored by
the International Commission on Physics Education of the International
Union for Applied Physics and Science Education Institute
of the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines.