IMSP submitted to OVCRE on 15 February 2013 its plan to conduct five (5) short courses and training programs for summer 2013. They are:

a. Seminar Workshop for Teachers on Misconceptions and Assessment of Physics Concepts, 15-17 April 2013

b. VISSER Module Development and Evaluation Workshop, 16-19 April 2013

c. Seminar Workshop on Strengthening the Classroom Approach in Teaching High School Mathematics, 15-17 April 2013

d. Astronomy Training Workshop for Science Educators, 15-17 May 2013

e. Research Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics, 20-23 May 2013

These activities are consistent with IMSP's mandate to develop, administer, and provide non-formal training in the field of mathematical sciences and physics. This year's workshops aim to provide mathematics and physics educators and students with the technical background and experience in astronomy, instrumentation and module development, teaching strategies in physics and mathematics, and research in algebraic combinatorics. The research school in algebraic combinatorics is a project under the COE funded CHED-IMSP Research Program for Excellence in Mathematics.

For details on these courses, please see attached.

Seminar Workshop for Teachers on Misconceptions and Assessment of Physics Concepts

VISSER Module Development and Evaluation Workshop

Seminar Workshop on Strengthening the Classroom Approach in Teaching High School Mathematics

Astronomy Training Workshop for Science Educators

Research Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:02

**EXTENSION PROGRAMS**

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) which was established in 1909 has a tripartite function of instruction, research and extension.

In line with the university’s extension function, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) conducts various extension activities ranging from training programs, technical assistance and laboratory services, consultancy services, experts services and special skills, and special events. The basic and specialized training programs are designed to promote the degree programs, boost teaching and research capability and improve technical skills of the intended clientele. These programs are conducted every summer or any month of the year depending upon the request of a sponsoring organization.

The following are the extension programs of the institute:**Phyiscs Division **

Training on Instrumentation

Contact Person: Prof. Nelio C. Altoveros

Contact Numbers: Tel. No. (049) 536-1841

VOIP: 3750

Robotics

Training on construction and programming of wheeled robot. Participants will be taught how to construct a simple robot and program using C programming for microcontrollers.

Digital Electronics

Training on design and construction of digital circuits. Participants will be taught how to connect digital electronic circuits using IC and breadboard.

Training on Advanced Materials Fabrication

Contact Person: Prof. Marvin U. Herrera

Contact Numbers: Tel. No. (049) 536-1841

VOIP: 3750

Training on the synthesis and characterization of advanced materials such as nanomaterials, conducting polymer, electroceramics and superconductors.**Mathematics Division **

**Bridge Program in Mathematics**

In cooperation with the UPLB Learning Resource Center, a 48-hour course is designed for UPCAT qualifiers who are required to undergo on intensive algebra preparation prior to enrollment in the university.**Career Orientation**

An overview of the possible jobs awaiting graduates of BS Math, BS in Math Teaching, BS Applied Math (Actuarial Science and Operation Research options), BS Physics, and BS Applied Physics is given to incoming senior high school students. The power point presentation about the course offerings is meant to provide a basis for informed decision in choosing a degree to apply for in the college admission exam.**Mathematics and Applied Mathematics – Training, Seminars, and Workshops Programs**

A collection of training, seminars, and workshops on the fields of Mathematics Education, Mathematical Theories, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Operations Research offered by the Mathematics Division to a variety of stakeholders.

For inquiries, you may contact the head of Mathematics Division Extension Committee head, Prof. Lynie B. Dimasuay.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 October 2017 13:08