I. CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY GENERAL INFORMATION Name of Candidate
Marc Christian Matias Lopez
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2 BSM AMF
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ESSAY. Explain in 100 words or less why you want to run for the position and your vision for AMS. Aside from my deep fascination towards math applications, I want to head the Math Applications department to further push the efforts of AMS on raising mathematics appreciation. I want to create more avenues for deeper engagement with mathematics, beyond the academic approach. Through projects centered on the discovery of new dimensions of math applications, members will hopefully find their niche in the organization, as AMS further defines and expands its competencies. My vision for AMS is for it to form math enthusiasts who are grounded on solid math appreciation and well-‐ equipped with the ability to use mathematics with social relevance.
PLEDGE I, Marc Christian M. Lopez , have read the AMS Electoral Code and attest to the facts contained in this Certificate of Candidacy and in all other documents required by the Electoral Board of the Ateneo Mathematics Society (AMS). By signing this pledge, I certify that I have had consultation with the incumbent officer and I thereby give permission to evaluate the facts contained in all the documents I have submitted to the AMS Electoral Board. I swear to uphold the rules stipulated in the AMS Electoral Code and by the AMS Electoral Board with full awareness that the violation of the said rules would result to possible sanctions as stipulated in the AMS Electoral Code. It is my sincere intention to promote a free, honest, and clean election.
Marc Christian M. Lopez December 09, 2013
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Marc Christian M. Lopez 0917-816-1081 | email@example.com
Ateneo de Manila University BS Applied Mathematics, Major in Mathematical Finance (March 2016)
First Place, 63rd Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Kabataan Essay Category (September 2013)
Ateneo Mathematics Society Programs Core Committee Member for Math Conference 2013 (November 2013- Present), Secretariat Core Committee Member for Camp Math 2013 (June- August 2013), Secretariat Core Committee Member for XMath 2012 (November- December 2012) • As Programs Core Committee Member for Math Conference 2013, currently part of a team that brainstorms for possible topics, and invites speakers to share insights on the applications of mathematics to their respective fields. • As Secretariat Core Committee Member for Camp Math 2013, became part of a team responsible for contacting different schools for possible participants, writing and sending letters and invitations for prospective participants and speakers, supervising the registration, and collating data from evaluations. • As Secretariat Core Committee Member for XMath 2012, became part of a team in charge of supervising the registration process and collecting evaluations from participants. Ateneo Statistics Circle Research Director (June 2013-Present), Research Analyst (2012-2013) • As Research Director, supervised the design and initial distribution of questionnaires concerning the A-Fair. It aimed to identify general perceptions on the event, assess the attitudes of the stakeholders towards A-Fair 2013, and present possible action plans to its organizers. • As Research Analyst, became part of a research team that produced studies for clients inside and outside Ateneo, which include an exploratory market research for Mogu-Mogu, an FGD Guide for the needs assessment and program restructuring efforts of Kaingin, and an elections study for the Ateneo Task Force. Council of Organizations of the Ateneo Team Member- Organizational Strategies and Research (June- October 2013) • Organized the data from the consultations of OSR with organizations under the Science and Technology Cluster.
Heights Ateneo Staffer of Bagwisang Filipino (June 2013-Present) • Member of a staff that discusses and picks among the Filipino submissions, for publication.
Participant, Ateneo Mathematics Society Leadership Training Seminar 3: Coalesce (October 2013) Fellow (Tula), 18th Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop (August 2012)
SKILLS & INTERESTS
I can communicate well in both written and spoken English and Filipino. Reading and writing poetry and nonfiction works has always been my passion. I am genuinely interested in a wide range of fields such as the humanities, sociology, and the sciences. I enjoy reading and watching features on history, the universe, cultural studies, and discourses between science and religion.
III. PLATFORM You are not allowed to have more than three (3) Main Points. USE PROPER FORMAT. Strictly ONE (1) LINE ONLY for each Main Point and NO MORE THAN SEVEN (7) LINES for the Details. Use only Cambria, 10 Font. Note: A sentence does not automatically correspond to one line.
MAIN POINT 1: Strengthen Math Applications-‐related member formation Systematic and reinforced Training Seminars will be provided for the TNT and CMJ-‐Research Pools, especially before project implementation. The practice of workshops on math applications will also be introduced. These will be regular (at least thrice per month), student-‐driven sessions on practical and interesting math applications, divided into modules such as Research, Personal Finance, Programming and even the arts. Whenever relevant, a speaker will be invited for introductory and plenary sessions on the field in focus. While primarily targeting member formation, these efforts also aim to increase quality member involvement in the department and in the organization. MAIN POINT 2: Explore alternative forms of raising mathematics appreciation The Crazy Math Journal (CMJ) and the Research Pool will be integrated into a single pool for efficiency. A blog, which will be published either on the AMS website or on a separate page, will serve as the main project of these pools. The blog will contain weekly features on math news, breakthroughs, applications, and personalities among many others. The CMJ-‐ Research Pool will also be in charge of conducting and posting interviews with personalities who could share insights about math applications or about themselves as mathematicians-‐ a project similar to the TED talks. MAIN POINT 3: Establish tie-‐ups specifically for Math Applications projects Connections will be established with organizations within and outside Ateneo for Math App projects, most especially for Camp Math, Mathsaya and MathCon. Partnerships will be offered to other organizations holding projects with similar objectives as that of AMS (and Math App), e.g. CFA talks, investment seminars and career fairs. This exchange of competencies will open doors to a wider span of involvement in raising math appreciation, while bringing in new ideas for the growth of the Math Applications department and of the entire AMS. It will also usher the expanding relevance of mathematics, through AMS, in the Loyola Schools community and beyond.