Not many students and people are fond of mathematics. But Dr. Marasigan has liked math most his life. He has in fact made it a personal mission to raise the level of mathematics education in the country. He also works to help create a climate of public opinion that values excellence and appreciates the importance of intellectual work especially in mathematics.
Dr. Marasigan earned his BS Mathematics degree from Ateneo de Manila University in 1962, Diplom-Mathematic in 1067, and Dr.rer.nat (Mathematics) in 1971 both from Technische Hochschule Daarmstadt in former West Germany. He also received fellowship from Deutcher Akademischer Austauschdienst (1962-67, 1969-710), DAAD post doctoral fellow (March-June 1979), and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science exchange scientist at Sophia University (1982), Tokyo Institute of Technology (1982), Osaka University (1990 and 1995), Osaka Kyoiku University (1991), and Hirosaki University (1993). HE ALSO WENT TO Australian National University (March-June 1984) as fellow of Australian Universities’ International Development Program.
Dr. Marasigan has taught mathematics at AdeMu since 1962. He was also deeply involved in faculty development program in pure and applied mathematics among teachers on AdeMu, Dela Salle University, and University of the Philippines. He led a group that drafted Policies and Standards for Mathematics, a joint project of Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, and Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology.
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