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The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) is one of the six National Centers of Excellence in the Basic Sciences (NCOE), created on March 23, 1983 by Presidential Decree No. 1416 through Executive Order No. 889, to help advance science and technology in the country, and specifically, to strengthen and broaden the national capability to train scientific leaders and conduct research in the basic sciences.

NEWS AND UPDATES

Dr. Editha Jose will continue in her role as IMSP Director

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) will continue to flourish under the leadership of Dr. Editha C. Jose, as she was reappointed as the institute director effective August 2022.

The Search Committee, headed by the dean of the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) Dr. Rossana Marie C. Amongo, started the search process on May 5, which concluded last May 31. 

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UPLB Student’s Experiment to be Performed in the Int’l Space Station

A dream for young scientists of the country, incoming third-year student William Kevin L. Abran of the University of the Philippines Los Baños took a step forward for Filipino Physicists to have his experiment proposal conducted in the International Space Station (ISS).

Entitled “Rotation of ‘Dumbbell-shaped’ Objects in Space”, the proposal is among the six submissions chosen to be carried out in the ISS as part of the 2022 Asian Try Zero-G (ATZG) competition. The experiment is set to be performed by astronaut and engineer Koichi Wakata in December 2022. FULL STORY

39th National Center of Excellence (NCOE) Founding Anniversary

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), UP Los Baños celebrated its 39th National Center of Excellence (NCOE) Founding Anniversary this March-April 2022. This year’s theme is “Fostering Academe-Industry Partnership Towards Innovation and Competitiveness”.

IMSP Forum on Fostering Academe-Industry Partnership Attracts Over 150 Participants

The second Student Alumni Faculty Forum (SAFF 2022) was conducted last March 21, 2022 as part of the 39th anniversary celebration of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) as a National Center of Excellence (NCOE) in the Basic Sciences. The director of IMSP, Dr. Editha C. Jose, welcomed the participants, guests, and speakers, who were distinguished alumni of the Institute. FULL STORY

IMSP holds research webinar with FilSciHub

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), in partnership with the Filipino Science Hub (FilSciHub), held a research webinar last March 28, 2022, which was one of IMSP’s three main virtual events as the institute celebrates its 39th National Center of Excellence (NCOE) Founding Anniversary in March-April 2022. The year’s theme was “Fostering Academe-Industry Partnership Towards Innovation and Competitiveness”. FULL STORY

IMSP launches its 1st Virtual Job Fair

In line with the theme “Fostering academe-industry partnership towards innovation and competitiveness”, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) held its first Virtual Job Fair last April 11, 2022. Attended by over 100 participants, this event was part of IMSP’s month-long celebration of its 39th founding anniversary as one of the country’s six National Centers of Excellence (NCOE) in the Basic Sciences. FULL STORY

IMSP Personnel is 2021 CAS Outstanding Administrative Personnel

Mr. John Leonell A. Vargas, also known as Kuya Nel, started working in the university last 2018 as a Laboratory Technician, becoming one of the most dependable administrative personnel in IMSP.         FULL STORY

5 IMSP Faculty members conferred UP Scientist Titles

Five IMSP professors were officially appointed to the UP Scientific Productivity System. Dr. Editha C. Jose and Dr. Jomar F. Rabajante were conferred UP Scientist III, while Dr. Allan Abraham B. Padama, Dr. Alvin Karlo G. Tapia, and Dr. Jerrold M. Tubay were conferred UP Scientist I. FULL STORY

UPLB COVID-19 Response Team takes home Gawad Edukampyon for Responsive Research and Development 2021

This year the UPLB COVID-19 Response Team under the Mathematics Division, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics was given one of the first-ever Gawad Edukampyon for Responsive Research and Development awards during the Gawad Edukampyon 2021 virtual awarding ceremony last 25 October 2021.

At the start of the pandemic, UPLB COVID-19 Response Team initiated several research projects that will aid in understanding COVID-19.

One of these projects is entitled Modeling/Simulation of the Effect of Different Interventions on the Spread of SARS-COV-2 Virus in Different Demographic Scales. FULL STORY

IMSP and SPP conduct Physics Education Workshop

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP), in collaboration with the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), conducted an online Physics Education Workshop on Tracker Video Analysis for Classical Mechanics Experiments last September 25, 2021. The speaker, Mr. Arvin Lester Jusi, an Assistant Professor in IMSP, emphasized that Tracker, which is designed to be used in physics education, can be easily used during remote teaching and learning.

“We are faced with the challenge of delivering our laboratory courses and experiments effectively. As such, innovative and creative set-ups in teaching are needed,” said Dr. Editha C. Jose, the IMSP Director. FULL STORY

IMSP Welcomes New Freshmen

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) held a virtual orientation on September 10, 2021, to formally welcome its new freshmen and to introduce them with the people and services of the Institute. This is the second time that an event of this kind was done via an online platform, last year’s being the first. There were over 300 participants including the 178 new students of  the undergraduate programs offered by IMSP namely BS Applied Mathematics, BS Applied Physics, BS Mathematics, and BS Mathematics and Science Teaching (MST). FULL STORY

IMSP Adopt-a-Student Program

On behalf of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), Dr. Editha Jose would like to express her sincerest gratitude to all donors who made the Program possible. In its first implementation during the AY 2020-2021, the program was able to help a total of 67 students.

Likewise, the beneficiaries express their gratitude to the donors:

“The assistance they gave to acquire the instruments I needed for my laboratory courses helped my family by lifting the cost of it from their shoulders.

“Mapalad po ako na bukas palad na nag-abot ng kamay at puso ang mga taong nasa likod ng IMSP [adopt program]” 

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Mr. Allan Kim Gayahan is an alumnus of University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) where he acquired his under-

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