Teen scientist receives scholarship from top global university Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Teen Scientists Hillary Dianne Andales
Hillary Dianne Andales won the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Credits to Hillary Dianne Andales.

Teen scientist Hillary Diane Andales will soon start her studies as a scholar at the top global university Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The 18-year-old was offered the MIT scholarship after winning the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global video contest for young scientists. In her winning video, Andales explained Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

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The Philippine Science High School student from Tacloban, Leyte was actually offered 7 other scholarships from various educational institutions but told media she accepted the MIT offer because she wanted to be an astrophysicist.

Hillary Dianne Andales was feted in a send-off luncheon hosted by Richard Hawkins, Micheal Sy, and Gerardo Borromeo early this week, along with 3 other Filipinos who qualified for the MIT Class of 2023 scholarships.

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Four young Filipinos from the MIT Class of 2023. Credits to Hillary Dianne Andales

These are the 4 Filipino MIT scholars:

  1. Hillary Diane Andales (Pisay EVC 2018/MIT2023-Physics)
  2. Jinger Chong (St. Jude 2019/MIT2023-Mechanical Engr)
  3. Arthur Debelen (Pisay Main 2019/MIT2023-Chem Engr)
  4. Carl Joshua Quines (ValMaSci 2018/MIT 2023-Math)

SEND your cheers in the comments below for our 4 young scientists off to MIT to show Filipino excellence in science!

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