Tech Discovery: Meet Hillary Andales, Breakthrough Prize awardee

For her short film, “Relativity and the Equivalence of Reference Frames,” the winner of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge is Hillary Andales.

The Breakthrough Prize awards are the prestigious award-giving body that recognizes top achievements in the fields of life sciences, physics, and mathematics.

For the past 3 years, the Breakthrough Prize has awarded junior scientists from all over the world for their contributions to science communication with the breakthrough junior challenge.

On December 3rd, Andales’ short film was chosen by top scientists and mathematicians from around the world to take home the junior challenge honors.

Along with it came a $250,000 scholarship to any university of her choice — a $100,000 state of the art lab for her high school, Philippine Science Eastern Visayas Campus, and a $50,000 cash prize for the teacher that inspired her.

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