The Stat Whiz: Jomar Calauod
Posted: February 28, 2015
Beating Ateneo and UP at the Philippines Statistics Quiz in NCR was something Jomar B. Calauod didn’t expect to achieve. As a 1st year BS Electronics and Communication Engineering student at FEU Institute of Technology, he joined the competition in order to bring the best of his abilities and kept his mind set on competing against himself rather than others.
Prior to bagging first place at the Philippines Statistics Quiz competition, Jomar was a Regional Finalist for the Science Quiz Bee, an MTAP.DePed sector finalist, and received other various awards as a high school student. Being an accomplished student, Jomar knew then that in order to succeed he should choose the right school for expanding his knowledge and skills.
“I was on my way to PUP Taguig when I saw the website of FEU Tech and was impressed by the stories and accomplishments of the students. It made me feel like I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. Then I saw the application for an SM scholar, and I was able to qualify,” Jomar shared. “It has really changed my life.”
During his free time, Jomar enjoys building robots, playing Pokémon games, and reading. When asked how he imagines himself in 10 years, the stat quiz champ says that he dreams of working for NASA as an astronautics engineer.
To further hone his academic abilities, Jomar will soon be competing at the Search for Math Wizards competition at the Technological University of the Philippines.
For Jomar, success is about pushing forward and constantly trying to improve: “For the students of FEU Tech, just aim high and never stop trying to do your best.”