DepEd: Three minor planets named after Pinoy young scientists

Deped bragged on its Facebook page the fete of three Filipino students who won the major prize in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

“Their team won the Second Place Award in the “Energy: Physical” category of the 2018 Intel ISEF for their work in the design and development of Solar-Tracking Arduino-Rooted PV Panels. They represented the Philippines in the international science fair following their success in the 2018 National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF),” the DepEd post said.

In recognition of the achievement, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory has named three minor planets after Eugene Rivera, Joscel Kent Manzanero, and Keith Russel Cadores of Camarines Sur National High School in Naga City, Camarines Sur who each received a certificate identifying their very own minor planet and an orbital plot showing its current location.