BPI Science Award reunion

- video about BPI Science Award 2004
– speech including Road Not Taken
– short video about the BPI foundation

Ryan, BS Computer Engineering. How did it feel when you first found out that you were going to be a BPI Science Awardee? Siyempre, excited. Publicity. Most of the awardees came from EE, so pressured. What’s life like after the BPI Science Award? Lots of opportunities. Working for BPI.

Cattleya Catahan, UP Diliman. Computer science, 1997! Life after BPI –
BPI, romantic (met husband at BPI). What has kept you busy? Little
girl. Working for BPI, corporate planning. Related to field. Able to pursue interest in science.

Lilibeth, graduated from Xavier. BS Biology. Also with BPI. Dagupan
Loans Administration Unit. Name one technological advancement that you
wished you discovered. “I always wanted to come up with something so
that scuba divers don’t have to wear the tanks when they dive. That was one of my illusions.” “It’s never too late. Who knows?”

Then me.

Jonathan, BS Computer Engineering in 1995 from Ateneo, but also Chem.
Also from BPI. Chat about kids. Wants to be a mission scientist at
NASA.

Abelyn, UST. BS Computer Science, 2003. NEC Telecom Software. Software
Design Engineer. Name one technological advancement you wished you’d discovered. “I wish I had discovered the Internet.”

(Interestingly high incidence of computer people… =) )

Distinguished guest. Introduction by VP of BPI. “Tonight, we’re privileged to have our guest speaker who has been always with us as a partner of BPI foundation. She is also one of the most active allies … Department of Science and Technology, first woman with DOST portfolio, grad of UP Diliman. MS PhD Chemical Engineering Rice University. DOST undersec for R and D. Food-related publications and researches. Guest speaker: DOST Secretary Dr. Estrella Alabastro”

Good evening. Let me first greet the BPI Foundation officials, my
former colleagues from UP, my friends from the other universities, the
awardees from past and present, guests… Commend and express
appreciation for the BPI Foundation programs in the other areas
explained by the video – education, microenterprise development, basic
services and others. worthwhile projects and activities with
far-reaching consequences. annual bpi science awards is one such
project as it draws attention to importance of human resources in s&t.
knowledge-based economy. every year, the bpi science awards recognizes
30 students in 10 universities around the country… over 400
students. doors of opportunities opened up to them by the science
awards. delighted to be in the company of country’s most promising
minds. math, physics, engg, chem, bio, cs. give generously of time and
expertise in prepping nation for uncertainties of knowledge-driven
global economy. we need more people like you, frontlines of research
and scholarship. imaginatively and logically. working with one
another. harness technology. closing, thank partners for successful
implementation of this project for the past fifteen years. rewarding
those who have displayed aptitude… according due recognition to the
fundamental role of human resources in propelling the nation forward.
to our awardees, may… inspired to put s and t to work … brighter
tomorrow.

bpi senior vp presents token of appreciation to guest speaker

bpi card edge advertisement on video screen. a bit slow-paced.

Ran into Ryan who competed in the Trend Micro Internet Software
Contest 2001. Said we had fantastic marketing.

Academe. Ateneo de Manila University. Dr. Jumela Sarmiento. Good
evening everyone. I’m going to read a message from Dr. Fabian Dayrit.
He is now in Osaka, Japan, attending a winter school. On behalf of
SOSE, I wish to extend my warmest greetings and congrats to BPI on
anniv. Mark of success when award becomes tradition. BPI Science Award
has become tradition and benchmark. The BPI Science Award has become
one of the indicators of success among our students. Must not lose
sight of our ultimate goal, advancement of society through s and t.
There is still so much that has to be done as we struggle to keep up
with our neighbors. Exponential growth. A simple linear growth means
that we will likely fall behind. Hope that BPI will continue to expand
its efforts to encourage our science and engineering students. thanks
and more power.

DLSU. Agnes Yuhico. (Any relation to Pisay teacher?) Fruits of our
labor. Reassured that we did the right thing. Great minds, young
minds, full of hope and promise for our country. On behalf of DLSU,
thank BPI for 15 wonderful years of partnership. honor to partner with
you for the next decades to come.

St. Louis University. Dr. Gaudelia Reyes. honor for our uni to be chosen as one
of the leading universities for training our students in science and
engineering. three awardees every year for this BPI Science Awards. We
believe that this is an affirmation of the role of educational
institutions in training the youth for nation-building. trust and
confidence of bpi in these edu inst and the youth as the hope of our
fatherland. our students look forward to these awards every year. the
past awardees are now participating in nation-building as (list of
fields) and higher education. we therefore take this opportunity to
thank BPI for its smartest investment yet.

UPD. Dr. Azanza. The BPI Science Awards being handled by the BPI
Foundation has one thing in common with the college of science in
Diliman – the tradition of excellence. partners of 15 years now.
promoting excellence in science and technology, education, research
and public service. like to express congratulations and appreciation.
we hope that the bpi science awards will continue for more years and
we can come up with more R&D projects beyond these.

UPLB. Dr. Ernesto Carpio. Secretary Alabastro, executives of BPI
Science Awards, 2004 awardees, and alumni. una, nais kong pasalamatan
ang BPI for its continuing commitment to support and encourage
outstanding academic achievement in the fields of science and tech.
established mechanism of awarding its students. awarded already before
BPI science award. But I believe the BPI science award has a deeper
meaning – way of the society itself recognizing the achievements of
these very young minds. reminding you (all the current awardees and
alumni). wherever you go, please do not forget our Philippines.

UST. Dr. Fortunato Sevilla III. greatly appreciate the generosity and
kindness of the bpi for giving us this opportunity to … motivate our
good students to do better. incentive also for us in the university to
develop our students better. importance given to the research work
they had done, not merely recognizing academic performance, but also
the research activities. very helpful in inspiring them to do more.
excellence. the development of excellence. money.

band: silk and steel

pictures.