Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Three Meetings in a Row

(Photo Caption: Members of the PSHS NAA Board during one of its meetings.)

Yesterday, July 4, I went home tired after attending three consecutive meetings. The first meeting was held in Ateneo. It was a meeting regarding the allocation of remaining CHED COE (CHED = Comission on Higher Education, COE = Center of Excellence) Funds of the Mathematics Department, a Center of Excellence in Mathematics.

The second meeting was between me and my thesis advisees who are taking up BS Applied Mathematics major in Computational Science. Although I am on sabbatical leave this schoolyear, I am still supervising the thesis projects of two groups of graduating students: one group from the Mathematics Department and another group from the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS). (More information about the theses of my students will be provided in future blog posts.)

The third event was the joint meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Science National Alumni Association (PSHSNAA) and the Philippine Science Alumni Association (PSHS AA). The membership of the PSHS NAA includes all graduates of the different PSHS campuses in the country while the membership of the PSHS AA includes only graduates of the PSHS Diliman (or Main) campus located in Quezon City. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post I became the director (or principal) of the PSHS Diliman Campus from 2002 to 2004. In April 2007 I was elected corporate secretary of the PSHS NAA. The chairman/president of the PSHSNAA and the PSHS AA is Dr. Cielito Habito or Ciel, the former NEDA (National Economic Development Authority) Chief who is now the chair of the Economics Department of Ateneo.

The website address of the PSHS NAA is while that of the PSHS AA is

{Draft, 7/5/07}

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