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.
24 July 2019
STEM in Motion. NuLab mobile science learning facility joins the festivities of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City for its initial run.
Senior high school students can get a glimpse of the emerging science careers in “nuLab”, the new mobile science learning facility of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
This is DOST-SEI’s second science bus for Filipino learners, following the success of the Science Explorer, which has served around 32,000 elementary and high school students in more than 100 municipalities all over the country since 2010.
While the Science Explorer mostly caters to younger students, nuLab is primarily intended for senior high school students.
12 July 2019
ON A ROLL. The Philippine Robotics National Team takes the world stage again after their victories in the FLL in Houston and FLL in Turkey. The Team (represented this time by Grace Christian College) pose with Ms. Mylene Abiva of FELTA Multi-Media (leftmost) at the FLL Asia Pacific Open Championship 2019 held last July 4-7, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Photo courtesy of FELTA.
The Philippine Robotics National Team claimed victory for the Philippines at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Asia Pacific Open Championship held on 4-7 July 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
The national team, represented this time by Grace Christian College’s “Gracean Whiz”, received the SILVER Award for Gracious Professionalism in the competition that engaged 43 teams (over 400 students) from 21 countries. Gracean Whiz is composed of students Alexis Diane Ngo, Heart Bernice Tan, Gen Bernardine Dy, Denzell Robyn Dy, Ethan Russell Uy, Zoe Angeli Uy, Arabelle Galupe, Ziyang Zhang, Kylie Danielle Sy, and Chrysylle So with coaches Arlyn Jordan and Warren John Ong Pe.
Gracious Professionalism originated in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology), which is the ethos of encouraging high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others and respects individuals and community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate, thereby improving both competitors.