Mathematics Education Specialist Soledad A. Ulep started her new post as the Institute’s 7th director on 10 December 2011. She has served the Institute for 32 years and grew from the ranks. Starting as a research assistant, she has chaired the elementary and high school mathematics groups and has served as deputy director for research and extension and for administration.
Dr. Merle C. Tan, director for three terms (2002 to 2009), turns over
the symbolic key to Dr. Ulep
A soft spoken and humble person, Dr. Ulep’s academic achievements are solid. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Texas-Austin, USA as a Fulbright-Hays scholar. She finished her M.S. Mathematics from the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) and graduated magna cum laude in B.S. Mathematics for Teachers from the Philippine Normal University-Manila both as a Department of Science and Technology scholar. In 2009, she was awarded the UPD Gawad Chanselor sa Natatanging REPS (Extension Category).
Aside from her multifarious involvements in curriculum development, research, teaching, and training, she has published studies in international publications. Equipped with these experiences and capabilities, Dr. Ulep’s vision is to strengthen the Institute’s research culture. Her term ends on 9 December 2014.