Joshua Uyheng is one of three Ateneo students awarded the BPI-DOST Science Awards for 2017

May 05, 2017
By: 
Richard Eden

Joshua Uyheng with his adviser, Dr. Richard Eden

Joshua Eric Romulo B. Uyheng (IV BS Mathematics) is one of the three Ateneo students awarded with the BPI-DOST Science Awards for 2017. This recognition is for his research "On the Tail Probability Ratio and Survival Function of General Distributions" (adviser: Dr. Richard B. Eden).
 
Joshua was also the lone Atenean who was able to make it among the final eight contenders (from 30 students nationwide) for the Best Project of the Year award. Aside from a cash prize, the AdMU awardees will also have their names permanently engraved on a panel outside Faura AVR.
 

Joshua Uyheng with Dr. Josette Biyo (Director of the DOST Science Education Institute), Ms Fidelina Corcuera (Executive Director of BPI Foundation, Inc.), and the other finalists of the BPI-DOST 2017 Science Awards

The BPI-DOST Science Awards was established in 1989 by the Bank of the Philippine Islands to award promising science students for their academic performance, leadership potential, and research accomplishment.
 
All the awardees from the participating schools nationwide were recognized in the awarding ceremonies last April 4, 2017, at the Mind Museum. The awarding ceremonies for Ateneo awardees was held last last April 19. In the response speech that Joshua gave, he talked about about the madness of being a scientist - of being grown but never stopping to think and wonder like a child, and of relentlessly troubling the boundaries between the known and unknown.