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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