Sunday, November 9, 2014

#NIGQC 2014 Live Updates: UP Diliman tops NIGQC 2014

The 2014 National Intercollegiate Quiz Contest organized by The UPLB Genetics Society (@GeneSoc1983) was held at Umali Auditorium, SEARCA, UP Los Banos. With this year being the first time that the event will be done for two consecutive years the competition is tougher than ever. With 14 universities nation-wide participated, UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES DILIMAN snatched the title, wherein DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MANILA came in second and ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY garnering third place. Ms. Gisel Isabela Mirandila of Bicol University was named the top scorer for the Individual Examination round. 

The UPLB Genetics Society sponsored the First Luzon Intercollegiate Genetics Quiz Contest in 1998 and this was participated by twelve universities. This was followed by two more editions in 2000 and 2002. The competition was not offered in succeeding years after the organization shifted its attention on promoting the science of genetics among secondary school students and teachers. It was only revived in 2013, in time for the organizations 30th anniversary and the 60th year of the elucidation of the DNA double helix.