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Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Science Department of Physical Sciences

February 19 – 20, 2013 (Tuesday and Wednesday) Mabini Campus, PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila

_______________________________________ This serves as an invitation

About Us

About Us  The PUP Physics society (Physoc), established in 1998 is an academic organization composed of BS Physics students and alumni, Physics Faculty, and enthusiasts. The society has been awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Organization of the PUP System. Physoc is a member of the Samahang Mag-aaral sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika (SMPP), a national physics organization.

Our Vision  The PUP Physics society is a caring and functional organization which transforms knowledge into actualities, nurtures intelligence with values and radiates wisdom in discovering new horizon.

Our Mission  To help the nation especially the science and technology sector in promoting good and well-trained Filipino scientists and technologists.  To help the University develop a good and responsible, creative and innovative citizenry.  To promote awareness and to boost the morale of all students of Bachelor of Science in Physics and the whole studentry.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Science Department of Physical Sciences

Message Congratulations Physoc on your 14th Anniversary! You achieved your theme for this school year 2012-2013, “D.A.R.E.S. to Progress� which is proven by the winnings of your members in the Philippine Astronomical Society Astro-Quiz 2013 and Quizzardry, research presentations in national physics conferences, extension services to various high schools, and lecture series and seminars which manifest strong bond and support between the society and alumni. Indeed, even you are a small group, you always aim high, and as usual hit the set goal. Continue the habit of being on top and soar high. God bless!


Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Science Department of Physical Sciences Physics Society

Message Once again, we celebrate Physics Days. The celebration aims to strengthen the bond among the BS Physics students, alumni, physics faculty members, university and college officials, and stakeholders. This year’s theme, “D.A.R.E.S. to progress” was chosen because it highlights the society’s trust on achieving and sustaining culture of excellence in academics, research and extension services while promoting development among its members. It is our fervent hope that the two-day activities would foster camaraderie through the prepared special events such as fellowship, Physikalan and talent contest and better understanding on fundamental physics through Physics Olympics, exhibit, and film showing. An addition to this year’s events is the Physics Booth which includes Research Booth, Optical Illusion Booth and Photo Booth. May we all have a successful celebration!


Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Science Department of Physical Sciences Physics Society

Message Good day PUP Physics Society! It has been a year since we had celebrated the Physics Days 2012. The time seems to proceed fast and we are now here, celebrating the Physics Days for this year 2013. With that, I welcome you to Physics Days 2013. The Physics days last year was celebrated for 3 days. Now we will hold this celebration for 2 days. The main reason is the disruption of the classes because of the renovation of the rooms in 6th floor of our university. Though that is our case, all of us must still be glad and excited because we can still celebrate physics days. Furthermore, with our being active, energetic and humorous, we can make Physics days happy, successful and meaningful just like the previous ones. With that, I encourage the members of the society to participate in the Physics days activities. Let us make this event great, significant and victorious. Thank you very much. Mabuhay tayong lahat! Welcome to the Physics days 2013! More power and have a greater momentum!


Physics Days 2013


February 19, 2012



6th Floor South Wing

7:30 AM

Parade of Houses

Dr. Theresita V. Atienza, Dr. Evelyn M. Matchete, Dr. Edgardo A. Latoza, Dr. Liwayway M. Velasquez, Dr. Romeo G. Castro, DPS Faculty members, BS Physics students, and BS Physics alumni with PUP Laboratory High School Lyre and Band



8:00 AM


Interfaith Chapel

Call to Worship

Mr. Christian Anjo Ringor

Praise and Worship

Praise Team


Bro. Xavier Babista PUP LifeBox


Karen Penetrante, Joy Mina, Riza Pascua


Mr. Christian Anjo Ringor

Closing Prayer

Bro. Xavier Babista PUP LifeBox

Closing Song

Praise Team

Message from the Chairperson

Dr. Evelyn M. Matchete DPS Chairperson

Physics Days 2013


February 19, 2012




Rm E611

10:00 AM

Singing of National Anthem

Ms. Christine Protacio

Opening Remarks

Mr. John Paul A. Besagas Physoc President

Introduction to Keynote Speaker

Ms. Debinya B. Buenafe Physoc Vice President

Keynote Address

Dr. Theresita V. Atienza CS Dean

Message from the Faculty

Dr. Romeo G. Castro Laboratory Head, CEA

Message from the Physics Adviser

Mr. Reynold V. Luna Physoc Adviser

Introduction of Junior Officers

Mr. John Paul A. Besagas Physoc President

Message from Junior President

Mr. Yves M. Dones Physoc Junior President

Lunch Break Intermission numbers

Physics Students

Mr. Mark Danielle V. Carni単o and Ms. Steffie Nicole Pantua

Masters of Ceremonies

Physics Days 2013


February 19, 2012



PUP Main Bldg and Oval

1:00 PM

Egg Drop

Mr. Yves M. Dones

1:30 PM

Paper Tower

Mr. Mark Anthony Burgonio

2:00 PM

Egg Transport

Ms. Christine Ann G. Faraon

2:30 PM

Pasta Bridge

Ms. Alyssa M. Valerio

3:00 PM

Large Barge

Mr. Danielle V. Cardi単o

3:30 PM

Paper Airplane

Mr. Bee Jay R. Reynera

4:00 PM

Kite Flying

Mr. Ramon Gonzales

4:30 PM


Mr. Aldrene F. Bustillos

Ms. Loida Ann T. Dagami Olympic Chairperson


PHYSIKALAN (Concurrent with Part IV)

PUP Oval

1:00 PM

Agawan Base

Ms. Elizabeth P. Perez

2:00 PM


Ms. Kimberly N. Mendoza

3:00 PM

Dodge Ball

Ms. Genalyn Joy Mina

4:00 PM

Dragon Heads and Tails

Ms. Catherine B. Tugado

Mr. Chrsitian Anjo C. Ringor Physikalan Chairperson

Physics Days 2013


February 20, 2012



Rm E611

8:00 AM

Opening of Exhibits

Dr. Theresita V. Atienza Assisted by Dr. Evelyn M. Matchete and Mr. Reynold V. Luna

Classical Mechanics

Mr. Floro Junior Roque

Fluid Mechanics

Mr. Nephi Casa


Ms. Steffie S. Pantua

Electromagnetic Theory

Mr. Jonathan Guste


Mr. Aldrin Bendal

Modern Physics

Mr. Dharell Balonzo

Mr. Christian C. Ringor Exhibit Head Facilitator



E609 and 6th Floor (odd) East wing Corridor

8:00 AM

Research Booth

Mr. Jocel B. Bartolay

Optical Illusion Booth

Mr. Cyrus J. Ayala

Photo Booth

Mr. Redentor Natividad Ms. Elizabeth B. Perez Booth Registrar

Physics Days 2013


February 20, 2012



Rm E609

1:00 PM

100 Greatest Physics Discoveries

Ms. Elizabeth B. Perez Movie Facilitator




3:00 PM

Invocation Philippine National Anthem

Ms. Jonah Oyad

Opening Remarks

Mr. Reynold V. Luna Physoc Adviser

Introduction of Judges

Ms. Debinya B. Buenafe Physoc Vice President

Criteria for Judging CONTEST PROPER PART V



5:00 PM

Physics Olympics Awarding

Ms. Loida Ann Dagami

Physikalan Awarding

Ms. Debinya B. Buenafe

Best Physic Exhibit

Mr. Christian Anjo Ringor

Most Talented Physicist 2013

Ms. Michelle Anne Gala

Closing Remarks

Mr. John Paul A. Besagas

Mr. Mark Anthony Burgonio and Ms. Alyssa Valerio Hosts

Pre-Physics Days Activities Environmental Physics Lecture Series January 21 and 30, 2013 Manila Room, Hasmin Hostel, PUP, Sta. Mesa, Manila

Lecture 1: Lecture 2: Lecture 3: Lecture 4: Lecture 5: Lecture 6:

AstroCamp 2013 February 13-14, 2013 PAGASA Astronomical Observatory UP, Diliman, Quezon City

Physics Days 2013

Physics Olympics

Paper Tower (E609) OBJECTIVE: To construct a free-standing tower of maximum height using a single sheet of bond paper (long size). MATERIALS: Ruler and pair of scissors or blade (provided by the students) TEAM: 2 members each group RULES: 1. Each team will be given one sheet of paper and 2 small rolls of tape at the start of the contest. Only one entry will be allowed for judging. Each team should have only one entry. 2. The sheet of paper may be cut into pieces and reassembled as desired. Parts may be rolled, folded, or slit. 3. Tapes may be used to fasten the parts of the tower together. It may not be used to attach the tower to the floor or any other object. 4. No other glues or tapes may be used. The paper may not be soaked, painted or chemically treated to add rigidity. 5. A tower shall be declared free-standing if it remains self-supporting until measurements on all entries are finished. Towers that fall down before this time shall be disqualified. 6. Height is determined by measuring the perpendicular distance from the highest point of the tower to the floor. 7. The three tallest towers will be declared First, Second and Third Place Winners, respectively.

Physics Days 2013

Physics Olympics

Pasta Bridge (E609) OBJECTIVE: The objective of the game is to build a bridge out of pasta that can support heaviest load. TEAM: Maximum of two (2) members APPARATUS: Construction and materials of the bridge are as follows: 1. The bridge shall be constructed by the team before the contest. 2. Pasta and glue are the only materials to be used. 3. Only glue stick will be used in tying or fastening the pasta noodles sticks of the bridge. 4. The bridge shall allow a 10 cm cube to slide underneath perpendicular to the bridge’s length without touching the bridge. 5. The bridge shall allow a 40 cm wide by 2 cm high board to slide underneath perpendicular to the bridge’s length without touching the bridge. 6. The bridge must be free-standing. 7. The bridge shall provide a smooth and level surface across which a small car of the “Matchbox” variety may roll given a single push of the hand. The road surface (level surface) shall have a minimum length of 20 cm. 8. The bridge shall contain no element wider than 5 mm x 5 mm pasta. Two or more single pieces, each separately qualifying, may be attached by the student without violating this requirement. 9. The bridge design shall allow masses (“weights”) to be hung at the center of the bridge. For this purpose, a rope should be used. It should be placed over the level surface, at the center of the bridge, and should be formed into a closed loop such that a weight hanger can be hung at the lower portion of the loop. Weights can then be placed on the weight hanger. 10. Only one bridge may be entered per team. All entries must be submitted during registration. 11. Any bridge not meeting the above restrictions will be automatically disqualified. 12. Once the bridge is checked in, no further work on it will be allowed or permitted. TESTING: 1. The bridge shall be placed upon the ends of two level table surfaces approximately 35 cm apart. 2. A weight hanger shall be suspended from the lower portion of the loop of a roop placed over the level surface at the center of the bridge. Standard weights should be slowly added until an audible cracking sound, or any sign indicating the failure of some structural member or joint of the bridge, is noted. 3. The maximum load supported by the bridge before cracking divided by the mass of the bridge will determine the winners accordingly.

Physics Days 2013

Physics Olympics

Large Barge (E611) OBJECTIVE: The main goal of the game is to construct a barge that can support the greatest load without sinking. TEAM: Composed of 2 members MATERIALS: Aluminum foil, water, basin RULES: 1. Each team will be given a piece of aluminum foil not more than 30 cm in length. 2. Each team will construct within 15 minutes a barge out of the given material without using tape, glue, staples or any other material. 3. The barge must be loaded while floating on a basin of water. 4. Only dry loads should be used. If any water leaks into the barge during the loading process, the barge will be considered sinking. Thus damp or wet cargo must be unloaded, the barge dried and reloaded. Only two reloading will be allowed. 5. Each team will be allowed one repair of its construction after thorough drying. 6. The barge that supports the heaviest dry load will be considered the winner and others judged accordingly. 7. Loads will consist of standard weights. The dry load just before the barge sinks will be the one recorded. If the load gets wet, the test must be repeated. Only 2 repetitions will be allowed. Consistently wet cargo will be a cause for disqualification.

Kite Flying (PUP Oval) OBJECTIVE: To be able to create a kite that could reach the highest point I TEAM: 3 members MATERIALS: Home-made Kite RULES: 1. The members of the team must construct the kite prior to the contest. 2. The size of the kite depends on the members. The string that will be used is a twisted nylon. Threads are not allowed to be used. 3. One player will hold the string and the other one will hold the kite. The person who holds the kite will run as fast as he could and let the kite fly up. 4. After half an hour or so, the facilitator will mark the string that was held by the member and the member will drag the kite and the facilitator will measure the length of the string used. 5. The team with the longest string is the winner.

Physics Days 2013

Physics Olympics

Egg Transport (E611) OBJECTIVE: To build a vehicle powered by a rubber band(s) or rubber strip(s), which can carry an egg to the greatest horizontal distance. TEAM : Maximum of two (2) members per team. RULES : 1. The contestants are to design and construct their own “cart� or vehicle prior to the contest. The cart or vehicle can be made of any inanimate material (commercial or scratch-built) like an empty spool. This is to be checked in. No further work will be allowed after checking in the device during registration. 2. The rubber band(s) or strip(s) as a source of energy must be a part of the vehicle. Catapults or other launching devices external to the vehicle (or initially connected or attached to an object/point external to the vehicle) are not allowed. 3. Up to 6 rubber bands or strips may be used. A strip formed into a loop will be counted as two strips. The width of the band/strip should not exceed 5 mm. 4. The maximum mass of the vehicle or device should not exceed 100 grams. 5. The egg may be rolled or carried by the vehicle. 6. The egg should remain unbroken or undamaged during the roll or transport. 7. A starting line will be marked on the floor. 8. The vehicle must move on a lane 50 cm wide. If the vehicle strikes the boundary side or line in the course of the roll/transport, that point will be marked as the end of the roll. 9. If the egg separates from the vehicle, the point at which the egg separates will be marked as the end of the roll/transport. 10. Winners will be determined on the basis of horizontal distance moved (perpendicular to the starting line) during the roll/transport. 11. Each team will be allowed two trials, with the greater distance retained for purposes of the competition.

Kadang-Kadang (PUP Oval) OBJECTIVE: To complete the relay at the shortest possible time TEAM: consists of 3 members RULES: 1. The members of the team must construct the bamboo slits prior to the contest. 2. The game will begin once the facilitators have given the command to do so. 3. The players will have to race back and forth by means of the pasta noodles stilts. 4. The player should tap the hand of the next player in line to indicate his/her completion of his/her part. 5. The current player will hand the bamboo stilts for the next player to use. 6. In case the facilitators run out of bamboo stilts, the team could still finish the race, provided that they will be using the finishers' (or the first team to finish) bamboo stilts to finish the remainder of the relay. 7. Questions will only be entertained before the start of the relay.

Physics Days 2013

Physics Olympics

Egg Drop (Main Bldg.) OBJECTIVE: To provide a container that will protect a raw egg when dropped from an altitude to a hard surface like a concrete flooring. TEAM: Maximum of two (2) members. At least one (1) team member must be assigned to drop the container. APPARATUS: 1. The members of the team must construct (at home, etc.) the container prior to the contest. 2. Each container must meet the following specifications: 3. Body size - the container must fit inside a rectangular box 10 cm x 10 cm x 20 cm. 4. Parachute - 20 cm x 20 cm x 40 cm. 5. A variety of materials may be used: tooth picks (max. of 500g) paper, cardboard, foam materials (like styrofoam), rubber bands, string, glue (max. of 200 g), etc. 6. At no time during the fall may any part of the container have any material exceed the maximum dimensions as outlined above. This allows for parachutes and other wind dragging elements, provided they remain within 20 x 20 x 40 cm3 dimensions throughout the fall. COMPETITION: 1. A medium size chicken egg will be supplied for each entry. Eggs will be furnished at the physics olympics site. Contestants must be able to secure their eggs in the containers within 10 minutes immediately prior to the drop. 2. The container will be dropped from successive heights until a breakage occurs. The minimum height a container must survive is one meter. 3. Between drops, repairs may be made provided no additional material is added to the container. 4. The mass of the entry container will be determined before the first drop. SCORING: In determining the winners, the following formula will be used: Score = (100 x H) / M1.6 where H = greatest height in meters, attained without breaking. M = mass, in grams, of the empty container. The exponent places a high premium on economy of design. 1. The entry obtaining the highest score will get the 1st Place, and so on. 2. In the event that the eggs still remain unbroken at the maximum height available in the area, the entries will be judged according to their masses. The lightest will be declared winner and if a tie occurs, both will be declared winners. (Example: If there are two First Placers, they will each get 20 points, but the next in rank will get only the points for the Third Placer)

Physics Days 2013

Physics Olympics

Paper Airplane (6th Floor South Wing) Objective: This game aims to construct an airplane of largest range and longest time of flight. TEAM: Maximum of two (2) members per team. A. The competition 1. Two separate rounds will be run, one for distance and one for time of flight. The same plane must be used for each round. Each team will have only one airplane. 2. Regarding the construction of the paper airplane: 3. Each team will be given a piece of paper out of which the paper airplane is to be constructed. 4. Each team should finish construction of the plane within 30 minutes after the start of the contest. 5. In each case, the following rules and requirements pertain: 6. Preferably, competition will take place in an open air field or gymnasium where wind velocity is negligible and insignificant and launches will be executed by the competitor horizontally from a standing position, and at shoulder level. 7. Stepping beyond the assigned marker will be a fault. 8. A second fault will disqualify the contestant. 9. Each team will be allowed two launches in each round with the best score for the set being retained for purposes of the competition. 10. Each team will compete in each part of the competition. 11. No practice flights will be allowed in the vicinity of the launching area during the duration of the contest. SCORING: Distance Round 1. The plane should be launched horizontally at shoulder level. 2. Horizontal distance from the point in the ground directly below the launch point to the position of first impact with the ground will be measured. 3. Impact with any object prior to hitting the ground will allow a repetition of a launch. 4. The greatest distance achieved will be awarded 20 points with all other scores scaled proportionately to distance achieved to the nearest tenth of a point.

Physics Days 2013

Next Attraction

The film recounts thirteen important discoveries in physics, including Galileo's law of falling bodies, Isaac Newton's laws of motion, and Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity. Here are the thirteen discoveries:

1. The Law of Falling Bodies (1604) 2. Universal Gravitation (1666) 3. Laws of Motion (1687) 4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (1824 - 1850) 5. Electromagnetism (1807 - 1873) 6. Special Relativity (1905) 7. E = mc2 (1905) 8. The Quantum Leap (1900 - 1935) 9. The Nature of Light (1704 - 1905) 10. The Neutron (1935) 11. Superconductors (1911 - 1986) 12. Quarks (1962) 13. Nuclear Forces (1666 - 1957)


Thank You!

Greetings from:

Dr. Edgardo A. Latoza Assistant to the Vice-President for Student Services


Thank You!

Greetings from: Ms. Annaliza M. Amo Mr. Joseph A. De Mesa Ms. Kate Ann R. Esguerra Mr. Raymond C. Ordinario Mr. Ron Louie G. Palacio Mr. Hernanie T. Salazar, Jr. BS Physics Alumni

Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines

PUP CS – Student Council

Physics Society Officers Executive Officers SY 2012-2013

Junior Officers SY 2012-2013

Mr. John Paul A. Besagas President

Mr. Yves M. Dones President

Ms. Debinya B. Buenafe Vice President

Mr. Mark Anthony C. Burgonio Vice President

Ms. Catherine B. Tugado Secretary

Ms. Christine Ann G. Faraon Secretary

Ms. Kimberly N. Mendoza Finance Chairperson

Ms. Alyssa V. Valerio Finance Chairperson

Ms. Genalyn Joy D. Mina Auditor

Mr. Bee Jay R. Reynera Auditor

Mr. Christian Anjo C. Ringor Research, Extension and Development Chairperson

Mr. Aldrene F. Bustillos Research, Extension and Development Chairperson

Mr. Jocel B. Bartolay Academic Affairs Chairperson

Mr. Bryan D. San Diego Academic Affairs Chairperson

Mr. Noel Jesus G. Oliver Jr. Student Services Chairperson

Mr. Ramon Ruperto Gonzales Student Services Chairperson

Ms. Elizabeth B. Perez Internal Publicity and Communication Chairperson

Ms. Loida Ann T. Dagami Internal Publicity and Communication Chairperson

Ms. Michelle Anne D. Gala External Publicity and Communication Chairperson

Mr. Mark Danielle V. Cardi単o External Publicity and Communication Chairperson

Physics Days 2013 COMMITTEES

Physics Days 2013 (Souvenir Program)  

Theme: DARES to Progress

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