Atenean to represent PH in World Nuclear University Olympiad

A student of the Ateneo de Manila University will be representing the Philippines in the World Nuclear University Olympiad to be held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria in September 2015.

Applied Physics and Materials Science & Engineering student Anton Tanquintic entered the third and final stage of the competition after his YouTube video “Nuclear Solutions for Today’s Needs” made it to the list of five most-liked videos during the second round.

“I look forward to learning as much as I can there and meeting like-minded people. It all depends how much time I have there to myself. Academically speaking, I could go around and check out universities in Europe or even visit CERN,” Tanquintic said. CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is located near Geneva, Switzerland.

The final stage of the Olympiad, set for September 17, will consist of an essay and a speech portion on the topic "Radioisotopes: How are they produced?"

“I'd like to thank everyone who supported me and helped me out in this endeavor. I really owe you all one. I also want to emphasize that this is proof that many opportunities exist out there for aspiring youth of any field – it just takes some initiative and diligence to grab them,” Tanquintic said.