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By Le Grande Dolino

Students from Southern Mindanao Campus won first runner-up in the Ateneo Chemistry Olympiad Video Presentation Round held online last April 24 and 30. The event was organized by the Ateneo Chemistry Society.

The winning team, composed of Grade 11 students Shannen Alexa Basan and Elle Sue Jamayo as well as Grade 12 student Tom Manuel Piccio, participated in the Industrial Chemistry of Everyday Objects category. Alexa, Elle and Tom made an informative video about the chemistry behind flavors.

Another team composed of Grade 11 students Taj Liam Banzon and David Mendoza as well as Grade 12 student Revien Rodriguez participated in the Chemistry in Health and Medicine category. Taj, David and Revien produced a video about CRISPR technology which can be used to edit genes.

The video entries of both teams can be viewed at the Ateneo Chemistry Olympiad Facebook page.

Also, Taj won Bronze in the 2021 Philippine National Chemistry Olympiad Finals held online last March 6. The event was organized by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, Inc.

Congratulations to all students involved!