Monday, June 1, 2015

One hundred thirty-seven science and mathematics teachers, students, and enthusiasts attended UP NISMED’s 3rd free public lecture on August 27, 2014 at the Dolores F. Hernandez Hall Auditorium, Science Teacher Training Center, UP NISMED, Diliman, Quezon City. Dr. Crispin Emmanuel D. Diaz, Director for Research and Extension of the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) and one of the country’s leading experts in transportation planning, discussed the key ideas on effective urban planning and the science and mathematics concepts behind road network design. With many of the attendees being commuters themselves, the lecture provided opportunities to better understand the factors that contribute to traffic congestion and develop awareness on how science and mathematics help in the study and alleviation of transportation-related problems experienced in crowded cities. Dr. Diaz highlighted the role of science and mathematics education to meet the country’s need for engineering fields.