Three minor planets were named after three Filipino learners who bagged major prize in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), in recognition of their achievement as top award winners.
Eugene Rivera, Joscel Kent Manzanero, and Keith Russel Cadores of Camarines Sur National High School in Naga City, Camarines Sur each received a certificate identifying their very own minor planet and an orbital plot showing its current location.
Their team won the Second Place Award in the “Energy: Physical” category of the 2018 Intel ISEF for their work in the design and development of Solar-Tracking Arduino-Rooted PV Panels. They represented the Philippines in the international science fair following their success in the 2018 National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF).
Since 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory has named asteroids discovered by their laboratory in honor of high school students who excel at science competitions.