24 July 2019
The best science and technology projects are ones that can truly uplift communities. This is the idea behind the 3rd imake.wemake, an innovative technology project competition for senior high school students.
Organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in partnership with leading educational materials publisher and distributor C&E Publishing, Inc., the competition seeks to unleash the creativity of young Filipinos in innovation using accessible technologies.
Students will get the opportunity to pitch, build, and present their science and technology projects that cater to important societal and community issues. This year, participants will use the Arduino CTC 101 kit to build their projects.
DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo said that the project aims to improve the students’ engineering and technical proficiencies, as well as develop their communication, critical and analytical thinking skills.
DOST-SEI inks partnership with C&E Publishing for the 3rd imake.wemake competition. The MOA signing was held on July 17, 2019 amid the celebration of the National Science Technology Week celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. In photo are (L-R sitting) C&E Publishing COO Mr. John Emyl Eugenio and DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo with (L-R standing) C&E Publishing VP for Strategic Partnership and Growth Markets Mr. Gerric Gomez, Event Host Ms. Ganiel Krishnan, and DOST-SEI Deputy Director Engr. Albert Mariño
The competition comes in three stages: 1) Call for Proposals and Selection: 2) Technical Training/Workshop and Project Pitching; and 3) Final Project Presentation and Judging.
To join, a team composed of (3) three Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 students and (1) one teacher per school may submit a project proposal addressing any of the following areas: food safety, security, traffic/road congestion, health, education, disaster mitigation, entrepreneurship, agriculture, and environment. This should be accompanied by a 2-3 minute video supporting the concept.
School teams passing the selection process will be invited to attend a five-day technical training/workshop on basic electronics, programming, troubleshooting, and presentation skills. Each team will also get free kit-of-parts.
Teams will be given a build and testing period of three months prior to the final project presentation and judging. The projects will be evaluated by the board of judges based on relevance and potential impact on the community of interest, novelty, viability, and community engagement.
Students from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Cubao Campus showcase their winning project from last year’s imake.wemake, “Project Anitun Tabu” weather advisory system, at the 2019 National Science and Technology Week.
Three school teams will win P100,000 cash prize and The Youth Innovation Prize each.