An 18-year-old Pinay student explains the Theory of Relativity in just a three- minute video and won Php 20 million


Knowing the Theory of Relativity that was essentially formulated by Albert Einstein is truly complicated discussing about the concepts of time and space, a Pinay student explained this comprehensively in a three- minute video, presented in a global competition and won Php 20 million.

Hillary Andales, a student from Philippine Science High School won the annual global science competition, Breakthrough Junior Competition, after explaining the concept of Relativity and Equivalence of Reference Frames in just a three-minute video. The science competition was founded by the Facebook CEO- Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, together with other famous entrepreneurs such as Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner.

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (3 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics.

In this year’s competition, almost 11,000 students from over 100 countries competed but Hillary, top among them all after simplifying the complicated theory of Albert Einstein in a short video. She won $250,000 worth of college scholarship, $100,000 Breakthrough Prize lab for her school ad $50, 000 for her science teacher.

Andales, the first ever Filipina who won the competition received the award last December 3 at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center in California.

We can say that Filipinos are indeed talented and genius in every way, it can be sports, science, math, and any other field competition; they always fight and compete with all their heart and dedication. Kudos Hillary!