[Blueboard] Ateneo Physics News

Quirino Jr. M. Sugon qsugon at ateneo.edu
Tue Oct 6 12:33:53 PHT 2015


Ateneo Physics alumnus Anton Tanquintic wins second place in Nuclear
Olympiad 2015

Ateneo Physics alumnus Anton Philippe Tanquintic (BS PS-MSE 2015) won
second place in the Nuclear Olympiad 2015 organized by the World Nuclear
University, a worldwide network of 40 intergovernmental, academic, and
industry institutions in 30 countries engaged the in the peaceful uses of
nuclear energy. The awarding was held last 17 September 2015, 10:00-12:00
am, at the 7th floor of the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

Anton Tanquintic learned about the contest about a week before the 9 June
2015 deadline. Anton then was just finishing his two-month internship at
the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) at Technohub. He wrote a
one-paragraph essay and asked his sister, Antoinette, to make a 60-second
video entitled, Nuclear Solutions for Today’s Needs. Last 19 Jun 2015,
Anton was informed that their video was among the 10 shortlisted for the
contest, which were posted by the World Nuclear University in You Tube. By
9 July 2015, WNU counted the number of You Tube likes of the videos and
Anton’s video made it to the Top 5. The finalists were then asked to submit
a 5-page essay on the topic “Radioisotopes: how are they produced?” They
presented their essay orally before a jury for 10 minutes last 17 September
2015 in the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna,
Austria. The first prize went to Alice Cunha da Silva from Brazil. Her
video was entitled, Nuclear Saves Lives.

Below is the winning video of Anton and Antoinette Tanquintic followed by
an interview of Anton by Ateneo Physics News.

https://ateneophysicsnews.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/ateneo-physics-alumnus-anton-tanquintic-wins-second-place-in-nuclear-olympiad-2015/
-- 
Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
Program Manager, Upper Atmosphere Dynamics, Manila Observatory
Phone: 63-2-4266001 local 4850
http://quirinosugonjr.blogspot.com
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