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''...Bringing fun to Physics life!''
 
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The '''UP Physics Association''' ('''UPPA''') is the official physics organization in UP Diliman. It is based at the [[National Institute of Physics]] (NIP), [[College of Science]] (CS), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
 
The '''UP Physics Association''' ('''UPPA''') is the official physics organization in UP Diliman. It is based at the [[National Institute of Physics]] (NIP), [[College of Science]] (CS), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
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  |colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-size: larger;" | '''UP PHYSICS ASSOCIATION'''<br><small>''The Official Physics Organization in UP DILIMAN''</small>
 
  |colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-size: larger;" | '''UP PHYSICS ASSOCIATION'''<br><small>''The Official Physics Organization in UP DILIMAN''</small>
 
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  | colspan="2" style="padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"| [[Image:PA logo.jpg|‎200px|thumb|right|Official logo of UPPA]] <br />   
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  | colspan="2" style="padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"| [[Image:PA logo.jpg|‎200px|thumb|center|Official logo of UPPA]] <br />   
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Established   
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Established   
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | December 14/17, 1980
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | December 17, 1980
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! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Motto 
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Type   
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Type   
 
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Scientific and Academic Student Organization   
 
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Scientific and Academic Student Organization   
 
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  | colspan="2" style="text-align: center;font-size: larger"|'''EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2012-2013'''
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  | colspan="2" style="text-align: center;font-size: larger"|'''EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2013-2014'''
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | President
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | President
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Anthony R. Tuico
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Esmerando Escoto
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Vice President for Internal Affairs  
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Vice President for Internal Affairs  
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Charmaine Rose B. Delos Reyes
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Roseanne Novesteras
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Vice President for External Affairs   
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Vice President for External Affairs   
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Esmerando R. Escoto
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Mario Onglao
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Secretary  
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Secretary  
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Ritz Ann P. Aguilar
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Hannah Shamina Cosinero
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Treasurer   
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Treasurer   
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Ma. Cristina M. Jamerlan
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Apolinario Miguel tan
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Academic Affairs Committee Chairperson     
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Academic Affairs Committee Chairperson     
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Damian N. Dailisan
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Sean Fortuna
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Membership Committee Chairperson     
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Membership Committee Chairperson     
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Floyd Willis I. Patricio
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Camille Cantor
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Public Relations Officer     
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Public Relations Officer     
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Mario Juvenal S. Onglao III
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Dylan Salcedo
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Projects Committee Chairpeson     
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Projects Committee Chairpeson     
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Peter Paul D. Vallejos
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Nestor Fernandez
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Location
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Junior Faculty Adviser
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Junior Faculty Adviser
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Christian M. Alis, MS
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Paul Leonard Atchong Hilario, MS
 
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Website   
 
  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | Website   
  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | [https://www.facebook.com/upphysics]   
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  | style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa;" | [https://www.facebook.com/upphysics UP Physics Association]   
 
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[[Image:Uppasemstart.jpg|750px|center|Organization photo of the UPPA members for first sem AY 2012-2013]]
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==General Objectives==
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The UPPA is guided by the following objectives:
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* To promote the common interest and individual development of physics majors and other students in this field
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* To advance the study and awareness of [[physics]] in all its aspects among students and the general public
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* To cooperate with the UP Physics faculty for the improvement of the [[National Institute of Physics]]
  
==History==
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==Internal Structure==
''under construction''
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The UPPA is led by the Executive Committee, which is composed of the three officers and the six committee heads. The officers are the President, the Vice President for External Affairs, and the Vice President for Internal Affairs. The committee heads lead the six committees, namely the Secretariat, the Finance Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Membership Committee, the Projects Committee, and the Public Affairs Committee.
  
Founding Members:
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The elections are done annually, and all members are allowed to vote. The UPPA also has a junior faculty adviser and a senior faculty adviser, who helps guide the Association and align the activities of the Association with the National Institute of Physics. The faculty advisers are selected by the Executive Committee from the teaching faculty of the institute.
[[Arnel Salvador]], [[Wilson O. Garcia]], [[Roland V. Sarmago]], [[Ronald S. Banzon]]
 
  
==Resident Members==
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==Membership==
'''ADMINISTRATIVE'''<br> <br>
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The UPPA is open for membership only for [[undergraduate students]] of the [[University of the Philippines Diliman]]. The applicants undergo a semester-long application process, in order to learn about the workings of the Association and to get acquainted with all the resident members.
  
'''President:''' <br> Esmerando Escoto<br>
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As an academic and scientific organization, the application process includes a seminar, wherein the applicants would present research papers, and a comprehensive examination and interview, aside from other activities.
<br>
 
'''Secretariat'''<br>
 
'''Secretary:''' <br> Hannah Shamina O. Cosinero<br>
 
'''Members:''' <br>
 
Aeriel Gonzales<br>
 
Maria Christina Jamerlan<br>
 
Tiffany Ong<br>
 
Anthony Tuico<br><br>
 
  
'''Finance Committee'''<br>
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==Activities==
'''Treasurer:''' <br> Peter Paul Vallejos<br>
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All the activities of the Association are aligned with its objectives. Several internal activities are done throughout the academic year based on the interests of the members, such as the Committee Cup, Sem Starter and Sem Ender Parties, Tribute for Graduating Members, [[Christmas]] Party, and Research Meetings. There are regular internal events such as the monthly General Assembly meeting and the Annual Meeting which takes place at the end of the second semester.
'''Members:''' <br>
 
Floyd Willis Patricio<br>
 
Aiko Love del Rosario<br>
 
Joshua Gregor Dizon<br>
 
Ritz Ann Aguilar<br>
 
Justine Patricia Carpio<br>
 
Albert Yumol<br>
 
Kaiser Hagonia<br>
 
Vladimir Villegas<br><br>
 
  
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There are two main external activities of the Association, the '''PISIKAalaman''' and the '''Physics Month'''. The PISIKAalaman is an annual physics competition for high school students, which has already reached its tenth year <ref>[http://pisikaalaman20x3.weebly.com/ PISIKAalaman 20X3]</ref>. It has been endorsed by the [[Department of Education (Philippines)]] since 2006. [[File:PKLogo.png|left|thumb|The Official Logo of the PISIKAalaman 20X3.]] [[File:PKpic.jpg|thumb|A picture of PISIKAalaman event]]
  
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The '''Physics Month''' is an annual celebration of physics in the [[National Institute of Physics]], which is usually done in the month of February. It includes several events, which may vary from year to year, such as:
'''INTERNAL AFFAIRS'''<br> <br>
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* PISIKAwise-an: A general knowledge quiz bee
'''Vice President for Internal Affairs:'''<br>
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* NIP Open House and Lab Tour
Roseanne Novesteras<br>
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* PISIKAlakasan: A race involving obstacles
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* UPPAg-Ibig<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/uppagibig UPPAg-Ibig Page]</ref>: A mock-wedding
'''Academic Affairs Committee'''<br>
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* PISIKAtakawan: An eating contest
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* Mutya ng NIP: A cross-dressing beauty pageant [[File:Uppag.jpg|thumb|A poster from the UPPAg-Ibig 2013.]]
  
'''Committee Chairperson:''' <br> Sean Julian Fortuna<br>
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Other external events aside from the PISIKAalaman and the Physics Month include the Philippine Young Physicists Tournament <ref>[http://pypt2013.blogspot.com/ PYPT 2013]</ref>, the SCIENCYE,the Decasecond Film Festival, and the Integration Bee <ref>[http://integbee.weebly.com Integration Bee 2014: Into the Galaxy]</ref>.
'''Members:''' <br>
 
Damian Dailisan<br>
 
Apolinario Miguel Tan<br>
 
Gillian Uy<br>
 
Erick John Carlo Solibet<br>
 
Neil Gabriel Saplagio<br>
 
<br>
 
  
'''Membership Committee'''<br>
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The UPPA also holds free tutorials for Physics 7x series. Partnerships with other organizations and companies are also done all year round. Several infographics about physics and the society, such as about the national elections, typhoons, and other current events, are regularly posted at its online portals <ref>[http://fb.com/upphysics UP Physics Association page</ref> <ref>[http://twitter.com/upphysics UP Physics Association twitter</ref>. Aside from bringing scientific information to the public, the UPPA also holds events for the community such as outreach events and educational projects.
'''Committee Chairperson:''' <br> Camille Victoria Cantor<br>
 
'''Members:''' <br>
 
Shiela Anne Mae Manacsa<br>
 
Dandreb<br>
 
Cleofe Dennielle Ayang-ang<br>
 
Meryll Viernes<br>
 
Querubin Garcia III<br>
 
Ivan<br>
 
EJ Cabrara<br>
 
Angelo Rillera
 
<br><br>
 
'''EXTERNAL AFFAIRS'''<br> <br>
 
'''Vice President for External Affairs:'''<br>
 
Mario Juvenal Onglao III<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Public Affairs Committee'''<br>
 
  
'''Public Relatios Officer:''' <br> Dylan Nicolas Emmanuel Salcedo<br>
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==Affiliations==
'''Members:''' <br>
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The UPPA is officially recognized by the Office of Student Activities, a sub-unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs of the [[University of the Philippines Diliman]]<ref>[http://osa.upd.edu.ph/ Office of Student Activities, UP Diliman]</ref>, as a university-wide organization. The UPPA is also recognized by the Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Public Affairs as a college-based organization in the [[University of the Philippines College of Science]]<ref>[http://www.science.upd.edu.ph/ UP College of Science]</ref>.
King Karl Seroje<br>
 
Jona Vistal<br>
 
Louie Gerard<br>
 
Miguel Bacaoco<br>
 
Angelo Marco Ramoso<br>
 
Jeremy Hidalgo<br>
 
<br> <br>
 
'''Projects Committee'''<br>
 
  
'''Committee Chairperson:''' <br> Nestor Daniel Fernandez<br>
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The UPPA is a founding member of the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika (SMPP), an alliance of different physics organizations from different universities in [[Metro Manila]]. It is also a founding member of the UP Alliance of Physics Organizations, which is composed of the different physics-oriented student organizations from the different campuses of the [[University of the Philippines]]. The UPPA's application in the [[[International Association of Physics Students]] has already been approved, and is now awaiting the transfer of the membership payment fee to become official.
'''Members:''' <br>
 
Ronida Tababa<br>
 
Janssen Ongaigui<br>
 
Kenneth Venus<br>
 
Micholo Medrana<br>
 
<br>
 
  
==Major Activities==
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==References==
'''PISIKAALAMAN'''<br>
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<references/>
'''PHYSICS MONTH'''<br>
 
'''PHILIPPINE YOUNG PHYSICISTS TOURNAMENT (PYPT)'''<br>
 
  
 
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== External links ==
==Minor Activities==
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* [http://fb.com/upphysics Main online portal of the UP Physics Association]
'''SEMSTARTER'''<br>
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* [http://twitter.com/upphysics Official Twitter account of the UP Physics Association]
'''APPLICATION PROCESS'''<br>
 
'''INTEGRATION BEE'''<br>
 
'''ALTERNATIVE CLASSROOM LEARNING EXPERIENCE'''<br>
 
'''SEMENDER'''<br>
 
'''HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT<br>
 
'''PA PROGRAMMING CAMP'''<br>
 
 
 
==Affiliates==
 
'''Samahan ng Mag-aaral para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika (SMPP)''' : The UP Physics Association is one of the founding members of the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika, an alliance of physics-oriented individuals and organizations in the Philippines. As of AY 2012-2013, the UPPA is on official leave of absence from the SMPP. <br>
 
 
 
'''UP Alliance of Physics Organizations''' :
 
 
 
 
 
==Official Facebook Page==
 
http://www.facebook.com/upphysics
 
  
  
  
 
[[Category: UP Diliman]] [[Category: Student Organizations|Physics Association]]
 
[[Category: UP Diliman]] [[Category: Student Organizations|Physics Association]]

Revision as of 01:48, 5 March 2014

The UP Physics Association (UPPA) is the official physics organization in UP Diliman. It is based at the National Institute of Physics (NIP), College of Science (CS), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

UP PHYSICS ASSOCIATION
The Official Physics Organization in UP DILIMAN
Official logo of UPPA

Established December 17, 1980
Type Scientific and Academic Student Organization
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2013-2014
President Esmerando Escoto
Vice President for Internal Affairs Roseanne Novesteras
Vice President for External Affairs Mario Onglao
Secretary Hannah Shamina Cosinero
Treasurer Apolinario Miguel tan
Academic Affairs Committee Chairperson Sean Fortuna
Membership Committee Chairperson Camille Cantor
Public Relations Officer Dylan Salcedo
Projects Committee Chairpeson Nestor Fernandez
Location National Institute of Physics, College of Science, UP Diliman
Senior Faculty Adviser Arnel A. Salvador, Ph.D
Junior Faculty Adviser Paul Leonard Atchong Hilario, MS
Website UP Physics Association

Organization Profile

The UP Physics Association (UPPA), founded in 1980, is the official academic organization in the University of the Philippines Diliman primarily dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Physics in and out of the University. Recognizing itself as an agent of the University in the pursuit of higher standards of academic performance and service to the Filipino science community, the UPPA has been a venue for Physics enthusiasts to come together for the fulfilment of sacred thrust of leadership, rendition of service to the people and integration of Physics students into the university culture.

For more than 30 years, the UPPA has been actively holding various activities mainly intended for the manifestation of its goals. Since 2004, when the first PISIKAalaman, an annual Physics Quiz Bee for high school students in the National Capital Region, was held, the UPPA has been earnestly striving for the development and expansion of the event, for the association believes that through this, it is able to provide a channel for the students to excel and appreciate the beauty of Physics outside their classroom. And with utmost pride, the UPPA imparts the success of Philippine Young Physicists’ Tournament, a nationally accredited version of the International Young Physicists’ Tournament also known as the Physics World Cup. These are just few of the many undertakings the organization holds in the firm belief that an understanding of the nature of the physical universe shall benefit all humanity.

This is the UP Physics Association, bringing fun to Physics life!


General Objectives

The UPPA is guided by the following objectives:

  • To promote the common interest and individual development of physics majors and other students in this field
  • To advance the study and awareness of physics in all its aspects among students and the general public
  • To cooperate with the UP Physics faculty for the improvement of the National Institute of Physics

Internal Structure

The UPPA is led by the Executive Committee, which is composed of the three officers and the six committee heads. The officers are the President, the Vice President for External Affairs, and the Vice President for Internal Affairs. The committee heads lead the six committees, namely the Secretariat, the Finance Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Membership Committee, the Projects Committee, and the Public Affairs Committee.

The elections are done annually, and all members are allowed to vote. The UPPA also has a junior faculty adviser and a senior faculty adviser, who helps guide the Association and align the activities of the Association with the National Institute of Physics. The faculty advisers are selected by the Executive Committee from the teaching faculty of the institute.

Membership

The UPPA is open for membership only for undergraduate students of the University of the Philippines Diliman. The applicants undergo a semester-long application process, in order to learn about the workings of the Association and to get acquainted with all the resident members.

As an academic and scientific organization, the application process includes a seminar, wherein the applicants would present research papers, and a comprehensive examination and interview, aside from other activities.

Activities

All the activities of the Association are aligned with its objectives. Several internal activities are done throughout the academic year based on the interests of the members, such as the Committee Cup, Sem Starter and Sem Ender Parties, Tribute for Graduating Members, Christmas Party, and Research Meetings. There are regular internal events such as the monthly General Assembly meeting and the Annual Meeting which takes place at the end of the second semester.

There are two main external activities of the Association, the PISIKAalaman and the Physics Month. The PISIKAalaman is an annual physics competition for high school students, which has already reached its tenth year [1]. It has been endorsed by the Department of Education (Philippines) since 2006.

The Official Logo of the PISIKAalaman 20X3.
A picture of PISIKAalaman event

The Physics Month is an annual celebration of physics in the National Institute of Physics, which is usually done in the month of February. It includes several events, which may vary from year to year, such as:

  • PISIKAwise-an: A general knowledge quiz bee
  • NIP Open House and Lab Tour
  • PISIKAlakasan: A race involving obstacles
  • UPPAg-Ibig[2]: A mock-wedding
  • PISIKAtakawan: An eating contest
  • Mutya ng NIP: A cross-dressing beauty pageant
    A poster from the UPPAg-Ibig 2013.

Other external events aside from the PISIKAalaman and the Physics Month include the Philippine Young Physicists Tournament [3], the SCIENCYE,the Decasecond Film Festival, and the Integration Bee [4].

The UPPA also holds free tutorials for Physics 7x series. Partnerships with other organizations and companies are also done all year round. Several infographics about physics and the society, such as about the national elections, typhoons, and other current events, are regularly posted at its online portals [5] [6]. Aside from bringing scientific information to the public, the UPPA also holds events for the community such as outreach events and educational projects.

Affiliations

The UPPA is officially recognized by the Office of Student Activities, a sub-unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs of the University of the Philippines Diliman[7], as a university-wide organization. The UPPA is also recognized by the Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Public Affairs as a college-based organization in the University of the Philippines College of Science[8].

The UPPA is a founding member of the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika (SMPP), an alliance of different physics organizations from different universities in Metro Manila. It is also a founding member of the UP Alliance of Physics Organizations, which is composed of the different physics-oriented student organizations from the different campuses of the University of the Philippines. The UPPA's application in the [[[International Association of Physics Students]] has already been approved, and is now awaiting the transfer of the membership payment fee to become official.

References

External links