16 school teams train, pitch S&T projects for innovation contest imake.wemake

Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:27 PM    Views : 133by:DOST-SEI

Ready, set, build. Students test their kit-of-parts during the 2nd imake.wemake training/workshop.

Filipino communities may soon find answers to pressing issues in education, traffic, waste management, disaster preparedness and others as 16 senior high school teams made it to the second round of the 2nd imake.wemake, an S&T innovation competition organized by the Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute's (DOST-SEI) in partnership with Acer Philippines.

"It will be a battle among school teams but the real winners here are Filipinos who will benefit from their inventions," DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo said.

Biyo and Acer Philippines General Manager Manuel Wong graced the project pitching and closing ceremony of the five-day event held on September 3-7, 2018 at the Microtel UP Technohub in Quezon City which featured promising student inventions like low-cost GPS tracking for wildlife conservation, online waste management integration, and anti-overloading device among others.

"Our young inventors proved that they understand the needs of the people and know how they can address such. We're more than happy to provide them venue for their technical skills and creativity in imake.wemake," Biyo added.

The panel of judges, composed of UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute professors Dr. Nestor Tiglao and Engr. Percival Magpantay, Ateneo de Manila University professor Engr. Carlos Matti Oppus, and Acer Philippines Business Development Manager Alexis de Guzman, selected the finalists from 65 proposals submitted. The judges based their decisions on project viability and potential to address important societal and community issues.


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In October 26, 1905, the Philippine Commission passed Act No. 1407 reorganizing and expanding the Bureau of Government Laboratories into the erstwhile Bureau of Science.


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