10 February, 2003

Today in Philippine History

Dr. Josette Biyo, a teacher at the Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus, was honored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory in Lexiton, Massachusetts by naming a minor planet or planetoid (13241) after her.

She was presented this as recognition of her innovative ways of teaching which also won her the Intel Excellence in Teaching Award. The first Asian since the awards inception.

(Ref: Philippine News Agency; photo from mycitymysm.com)

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