A milestone nearly two decades in the making, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics of the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños, inaugurated today its new Mathematics Building along Luz. U. Oñate Street. In attendance were UP President Angelo Jimenez, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Leo Cubillan, UPLB Chancellor Jose Camacho, Jr., and past UPLB Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, UPLB-CAS Deans and Directors of the IMSP.
According to the historical marker unveiled during the inauguration, construction of the three-storey Math Building was initiated during the term of IMSP Director Genaro Cuaresma (2001-2007), while the design and funding were approved during the incumbency of IMSP Director Virgilio Sison (2007-2013). Construction commenced in January 2014, and partial completion happened under the helm of IMSP Director Chrysaline Margus Piñol (2013-2019). Completion and furnishing were realized through the leadership of IMSP Director Editha Jose (2019-present).
In his message during the inauguration, UP President Jimenez shared UPLB’s impact on the development of his social awareness and desire to serve. He pledged his administration’s support for UPLB’s expansion even as he exhorted the UPLB community to continue to push the boundaries of knowledge and strive for excellence in academics, research and public service and eventually, to “produce a Nobel Prize awardee”.