The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology announces the holding of the Nuclear Science Quiz 2004 for high school students in Metro Manila on December 8.  

The Nuclear Science Quiz is one of the highlights of the 32nd Atomic Energy Week celebration on December 6-10 at the PNRI compound in Diliman, Quezon City . The quiz aims to develop the interest of the Filipino youth in nuclear science and to promote awareness on the beneficial uses of nuclear energy among high school students.

Students from public and private secondary schools from the 14 school divisions in the National Capital Region will compete during the elimination round on November 26 at the PNRI.  

The top three schools in each of the school divisions in the elimination round will compete in the semi-final round. The top five teams in the semi-finals will qualify for the final round. The semi-final and the final rounds will be held at the PNRI Auditorium on December 8.  

The winning teams in the quiz will receive the following cash prizes: first place – P8,000; second place – P6,000; Third place – P4,000. Each school represented by the winners will receive a trophy.  

For more information on the Nuclear Science Quiz, please call Roel A. Loteri?a, chairperson, AEW Special Events Committee, at 929 6010 to 19 local 285 or 920 8796 or Percedita Cansino, 920 8788or 929 6010 local 236.  

The PNRI is inviting the public, especially students and teachers, to the open house celebration of the 32nd Atomic Energy Week. Visitors will be given free guided tours to PNRI’s nuclear research laboratories and service facilities, video showing and viewing of exhibits on the beneficial uses of nuclear technology.