The Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) Davao Region Chapter held the 2023 MSP Davao Region Research Convention on October 20-21, 2023, at the Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao. The Convention was supported by the University of the Philippines Mindanao's Society of Math Majors (UPMin SMM) and the Ateneo de Davao Mathematics Society (AdDaMS).
Working under the theme "Rekindling Mathematical Minds: Uniting Mathematicians and Research Enthusiasts in the Region," the Convention's primary objective is to provide an avenue for local mathematics practitioners and researchers to convene and share their studies and specialties to the conference attendees and the local scholar community.
The Research Convention aims to encourage the re-establishment of a mathematical community in the Davao Region following the revival of the MSP Davao Region chapter earlier this year after a decade of recess and after the challenges brought by the pandemic.
The Convention organizing committee is composed of faculty members from prominent high schools and universities across the Davao Region, led by Davao-based mathematicians and math educators.
The MSP-Davao Research Convention is being organized in cooperation with the Mindanao Center for Disease Watch and Analytics (DiWA) of the University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) and the Risk Management and Enhanced Survival Analysis Integrated through Longitudinal Infectious Disease Data and Statistical Epidemiological Model Using Clinical Risk Factors (RESILIEMC) of the Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MMCM),
The Mathematical Society of the Philippines is the premier professional organization promoting mathematics research and education. Aligning to that mission, the MSP Davao Region chapter aims to promote interest in and awareness of mathematics and its applications, propagate knowledge in mathematics and mathematics education, and promote mathematical research in the region.
The 2023 MSP Davao Board is composed of Dr. May Anne E. Mata (President) and Dr. Rommel Real, PhD (Vice-President) from the University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin), Ms. Parlene Iris Aranjuez (Secretary) from Davao del Norte State College (DNSC), Mr. Ronald Gica (Treasurer) from the Philippine Science High School - Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS - SMC), Dr. Ariel C. Pedrano (Auditor) and Dr. Eveyth P. Deligero from the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), Ms. Cola Jane Baguio from Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MMCM), Mr. Joseph Belida from Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), and Ms. Edna A. Cenita from Davao del Sur State College (DSSC).
Previous events held by the MSP Davao members include the planning meeting for the reactivation of the MSP Davao Region chapter (November 26, 2022), the first face-to-face MSP Davao Region board members meeting (January 21, 2023), the election of MSP Davao Region officers (February 15, 2023), and the co-hosting of MSP Lecture Series 1 in Honor of Prof. Severino Gervacio (April 1, 2023).