Mobile computing is gaining momentum for today's educational institutions because of a new class of devices- this category- defining blockbuster is the TABLET. Inside the classroom, tablets are transforming traditional lessons. Schools are increasingly seeing the potential of mobile devices.
INTEL-FELTA hosted a "Personal Learning Workshop" for the Schools Division Superintendents and ICT Heads of DEPED Region 7 (Cebu ) held at Cebu Grand Hotel. All 19 Divisions of DEPED Region 7 were represented. In addition, DEPED NCR (Division of Quezon City, Marikina, Malabon, Pasig, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Cavite, Mandaluyong, and Manila) also participated in the technology workshop held at the Astoria Plaza Hotel conducted by Dr. Sabine Huber ,from Munich, Germany- Global Pedagogical Consultant, World Ahead and INTEL Education Project Planning Strategist. Her special focus is on teaching and learning tradition and culture merged with Digital Learning needs, defining of Evaluation Criteria for 1:1 e-Learning Projects for sustainability and for Regional Educational Impact and Global Relevance.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc. has been appointed the Education Service Provider for INTEL Philippines and distributor of 7" and 10" Studybook tablets inclusive of the Intel Education Solution (A Classroom Management System) and other educational and productivity software to achieve collaborative learning benefits.
The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), since 1970 is the largest corporate-led non-profit social development Foundation in the Philippines. Committed to poverty reduction, PBSP is the first of its kind in Asia ,leading the promotion and practice of Corporate social responsibility (CSR). More than 260 large, medium-scale and small business comprise PBSP. PBSP members help the poor rise above poverty and become self reliant.
LEGO Foundation through FELTA Multi-Media Inc. donated LEGO Charity boxes to PBSP beneficiaries, Day Care Centers in Bgy. Tondo, Manila. One of the poorest Urban communities in Metro Manila. The LEGO Charity boxes aims to increase the academic skills of thousands of pre-school children in Tondo, Manila.
LEGO Charity boxes Turnover Ceremonies was held at PLDT with Mr. Manny Pangilinan, Chairman -PBSP (Chairman of PLDT) witnessed by Mr. Raphael Lopa, Executive Director -PBSP . Day Care Teacher Training was conducted by Marion A. Cruz, the only accredited LEGO Foundation Trainor in the Philippines.
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was created by the United States government in 2004 as an innovative foreign aid agency that partners with poor countries, awarding them with multi-year agreements called "Compacts" or small-scale grants called "Threshold Programs" using American taxpayer's money. MCC has accepted a paradigm shift to participatory or people-centered development where the poorest stakeholders at the grassroots level identify theor own needs and wants.
FELTA has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Millennium Chalenge Corporation (MCC) to be the beneficiary of LEGO Charity Boxes through FELTA .The LEGO Charity boxes will be distributed by MCC to different Day Care Centers in provinces of the Philippines,initially in Region 5 (Bicol Region) and Region 8 (Eastern Visayas Region). FELTA will conduct Day Care Teacher Trainings in coordination with MCC , Department of Social Welfare and the Local Government units.
FELTA and MCC aims to improve the academic skills of pre-school children through the LEGO Charity Boxes . The partnership aims to achieve sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in the Philippines.
"The City of Makati recently held the 4th Mayor J.S. Binay Robotics Cup at Pitogo High School, Makati City. A total of 44 schools (Beginners) and 26 (Advance) plus 5 schools (On-the-spot challenge)under the Department of Education, Division of Makati City participated. The annual event provides students with extended content and skills essential to the design and operation of robotic systems which is in line with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts. Robotics is highly effective in developing teamwork and self-confidence as well as critical thinking skills.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc. has been in partnership with the DepEd City of Makati for several years in developing the Robotics Program and Curriculum integration in all public schools in the City of Makati.
This year, FELTA Multi-Media sponsored the 4th Mayor J.S. Binay Robotics Cup to continue its support to the City of Makati as one of the pioneer in School Technology advancement in the Philippines.
"FELTA Multi-Media joins the elite roster of Alliance members accepted in the Intel Learning Series Alliance Program by offering the Intel Studybook tablet, Classmate PC's and the Intel Learning Series Software to the Philippine education market.
Intel and FELTA Multi-Media have partnered to work in engaging a 1:1 eLearning. Both companies are solution providers that have a strong affiliation with and understanding of the Intel Learning Series program, products and education solution.
For demonstration of the Intel Studybook Tablet, please contact Coni Peralta/ Donna Ermitanio (tel) 912-1397 or 438-1756 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Robots connecting People" is the theme for the 2012 World Robot Olympiad held last November 8-12, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 30 countries and 405 teams participated in the event.
"The World Robot Olympiad generates early interest in science and encourages our youth to be our future scientists, engineers and inventors from all over the world. The Robotics program is an exciting development in education", Mylene Abiva, National Organizer, Philippine Robotics Olympiad, and President/CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc.
The WRO participants use LEGO Robotics which can be manipulated using an NXT or RCX brick, a microcomputer that serves as the "brain" of Robolab inventions. The participants also use computers to design a program with command icons. The program is transferred to the NXT/ RCX brick via Bluetooth technology and the robots are commanded to move in various ways through designated field challenges.
This year, the Philippine Robotics team won the GOLD medal represented by Dr. Yanga's Colleges Inc. , who's entry H.E.R.O. , is an acronym for Humanoid for Educational Reinforcement Operation. It is a robot that is aimed to effectively connect with people through education. Inspired by Efren Penaflorida, it looks like a modernized pushcart classroom where the humanoid is installed. The robot focuses on the basic elements and fundamental skills expected from teachers. H.E.R.O. can mimic facial expressions, he can also play rock, paper, scissors game, he shows dancing robots as visual aids for his students. Moreover, he has a feature called Stratified Learning Evaluation Scheme, wherein students learn the basics of English, Science and Math through video lessons aided by puppets. Lastly, H.E.R.O is able to separate paper from plastic to teach students about recycling and caring for the environment.
Our SILVER medal was won by Grace Christian College, who made I-Learn: Interactive Learning with Exciting and Advanced Robot Navigation. Their robot offers alternative learning which includes interactive activities, to develop critical thinking, problem solving skills and sportsmanship among students. HOTSHOTS is a lively activity for young students to master counting and recognition of basic colors. CODEBREAKER is a teasing activity for students to challenge their logical reasoning and thinking skills.
The Philippine Robotics Team is supported by Quezon City Interactive Science Center, SM North EDSA Cyberzone, INTEL, McKesters, McDonalds, Masterclass Manufacturing, Asia Pacific College, CDO Foodsphere, Planters Development Bank, ETIHAD, Lamoiyan Corporation and Astrotel. For details, call Coni Inocencio-Peralta/ Donna Ermitanio at tel. no 912-1397 or 438-1756, or email email@example.com or visit www.felta.ph
To cope up with the continuous evolution and new technologies of the education environment, Saint Michael's College of Laguna (SMCL) and FELTA Multi-Media Inc. signed a partnership to establish a Philippine Robotics Academy (PRA).
The PRA explores learning targets on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with the use of simulations and exploring models, Investigative Science, Technology, Mathematics and Language & Literacy.
"The Philippine Robotics Academy at Saint Michael's College of Laguna will allow our students from Grade 4-12 to explore Robotics Technological concepts" according to Dr. Lourdes Almeda-Sese , College President/ CEO of SMCL. "We are the first school in the South of Metro Manila to offer the PRA to all students in specific grade levels". She added.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc. provides Robotics textbooks, Robotics Curriculum/ Mapping, Teacher Training (Level 1-3), Technical monitoring, LEGO Nxt #9797 kits and robotics support for the Philippine Robotics Academy at Saint Michael's College of Laguna.
For more information, please contact, Coni Peralta, Robotics Program Head, (tel) 912-1397 , email : firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.felta.ph.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc., has been appointed the Exclusive Distributor by Ace Learning Ltd. Pte, Singapore for Singapore Math On-Line systems.
Singapore Math On-line workshops were held at the Astoria Plaza Hotel for Math Teachers as they engage in hands-on experience on the features of the system. FELTA Master Math Teacher Trainers conducted the training which was attended by private schools and officials from the Department of Education.
Ace Learning Math system owns 94% of the Singapore Math On-line market in Singapore. The Math On-line system includes Animated Lessons, Lesson Briefs, Revision notes, Offline lessons, over 35,000 differentiated questions with fully worked solutions, concept reinforcement, Multi-criteria performance ranking, Games Center, worksheets, customized syllabus, as some of its many features.
FELTA and Ace Learning Ltd. Pte. aims to revolutionize Math Learning in the Philippines!
The Philippine Robotics Academy offers integration of a Robotics Learning program from Grade 4- 12 which provides students with extended content and skills essential to the design and operation of robotics systems, including artificial intelligence, specialized sensors, electronic applications, engineering technologies, environmental physics, manufacturing, topographical considerations, programming communications, simulation, modeling and critical thinking skills.
The PRA package includes, Robotics Curriculum and Mapping (Grade 4-12), Robotics textbook per student, LEGO NXT Base Set Kits #9797, Computer Laptops, Robotics Teacher's Manual, Quarterly Robotics Teacher's Training, Robotics Certification for Teachers (Level 1-3), LEGO Education prizes for "Best in Robotics Awards" and Technical Mentoring for the Philippine Robotics Olympiad and FLL Philippines.
Dr. Yangas College Inc.in Bocaue, Bulacan and Claret School of Quezon City have signed a Contract for the establishment of the Philippine Robotics Academy in their respective schools and have both been certified as a Robotics Center of Excellence. St. Michael College of Laguna has also signed a Contract and will be accredited in two (2) years for the Certification as a Robotics Center of Excellence. Several schools nationwide have been coordinating with FELTA Multi-Media Inc. for the establishment of PRA in their school campuses.
LEGO Foundation in partnership with FELTA Multi-Media Inc. conducted a Day Care Teacher's Training for 100 Day Care Teachers of Quezon City in coordination with the Social Services Development Department -City of Quezon City (SSDD-QC) . The Day Care Centers in Quezon City were identified as Informal Settlements or Urban Poor . Ms. Hanne Jensen, Educational Advisor, LEGO Foundation conducted the Day Care Teacher Trainings. Day Care Teachers were given "Back to Basics" Lesson Plans as well.
The objective of LEARN N' PLAY FOR PROGRESS- Philippines is to uplift the skills of Day Care Teachers using LEGO Duplo and Bricks. In addition, to improve the Early childhood academic foundation for pre-school children living in Urban Poor areas of Quezon City. The project will benefit 12,000 pre-school children annually.
The official Turnover Ceremonies of the LEGO Charity Boxes was held at Quezon City Hall with Mayor Herbert Bautista , witnessed by Mrs. Tita Abiva (Director-FELTA), Mylene Abiva (President/CEO-FELTA), Hanne Jensen (LEGO Foundation), Ms. Tess Mariano (Head,SSDD-QC) , Ms. Maribel Cayco (SSDD-QC) and Day Care Teachers.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc. and Ace Learning Pte. Ltd, Singapore, the pioneer and leader in Singapore Math On-Line platform signed a Memorandum of Agreement to appoint FELTA as exclusive distributor of a complete MATH learning experience through on-line technology.
The Singapore Math On-Line program offers unique features like: Animated Lessons and Games- On demand. Anytime. Anywhere, Exploratory Activities- Self Directed Learning (SDL), Performance Analysis - Multi-criteria Performance Ranking , Progressive Mastery Program (PMP) -Overcome Weakness to Excel and Practice Drills.
A great tool to aid children in learning (and having fun) with MATH. Teachers and Math tutors will have an exciting platform to teach their students.
The Philippine Robotics Team, students, age 12-16 years old from Dr. Yanga's College, Bocaue, Bulacan amazed judges and stunned the Robotics community during the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Festival recently held in St. Louis, MO, USA. The DYCI Blue Ocean team is the National winner of FLL Philippines 2012.
Their project, named MAGI's which means Meat's Anti-germ and Infection Solution is a machine used to detect safe or unsafe meat. MAGI's increases community issues like food contamination and food safety measures. Included in their project were interviews and recommendations to the National Meat Inspection Bureau (NMIS).
FIRST LEGO League is an international program for children, created in partnership between FIRST Foundation and the LEGO Group in 1998. FLL introduces children to the fun and experience of solving real-world problems by applying math, science and technology.
Philippine Robotics team beat 76 teams, 63 countries join FLL, 16,800 teams participated worldwide and only 76 teams made it to the FLL World Festival (including Regional winners from 40 U.S. states). It is the first time that the Philippines joined the FLL World Festival.
"The overall vision and mission of FLL is to inspire young people's interest and participation in Science and Technology" said Mylene Abiva, National Organizer, FLL Philippines and the Philippine Robotics Olympiad. "The students will want to learn more about computers and robotics and they will pursue Engineering, Computer Science or other S&T course in University". Abiva added.
The Philippine Robotics Team was sponsored by INTEL, ETIHAD airlines, American Airlines and SM Cinema. For more information, please contact Ms. Coni Peralta c/o FELTA Multi-Media Inc., telephone 912-1397 ,email :email@example.com or visit www.felta.ph.
There is so much anticipation for the implementation of the K-12 Curriculum in the Philippine educational system. The Department of Education is coordinating with educational materials suppliers and publishers to prepare for this monumental step.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc., the pioneer and leader in introducing the latest instructional and educational materials in the Philippines for almost 50 years introduced a new media that will change the way students learn and educators teach. The 3D E-content for Biology, Chemistry and Physics called EUREKA has over 1,000 3D lessons. 3D E-content may be in 3D MONO , which can be installed and projected in regular computers and LCD projectors. The STEREOSCOPIC 3D ,for classroom or auditorium presentations use a 3D projector or 3D TV and a computer with higher specification. FELTA will provide installation and teacher training.
"3D solutions in the classroom will make learning more engaging, meaningful, and relevant for the 21st Century. It increases student test scores and comprehension", Mylene Abiva, President/ CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc.
A 3D E-Content CREATOR competition will be launched in August 2012 for students to create their own 3D content based on a "theme". Winning students will receive a scholarship study mission from the School of Engineering of REPUBLIC POLYTECHNIC in Singapore.
For more information, please contact, Bonna Argonia, FELTA Multi-Media Inc., (tel) 911-1978, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.felta.ph.
FIRST LEGO Leagues is an international program for children, created in partnership between FIRST Foundation and The LEGO Group in 1998. FLL introduces children to the fun and experience of solving real-world problems by applying math, science, and technology. Each year, more than 200,000 children ages 9-16 years old from fifty-five (55) countries participate.
FLL Philippines was held at the Quezon City Interactive Science Center (QCISC) with fifteen (15) pioneer schools consisting of 10 students/team from as far as Cebu and Bicol or a total of 150 students .
This year 2012, the theme is “FOOD FACTOR” Keeping Food Safe. With the FLL Food Factor challenge, teams will explore the topic of food safety and examine the possible points of contamination our food encounters-from exposure to insects and creatures, to unsterile processing and transportation, to unsanitary preparation and storage-then find ways to prevent or combat these contaminants.
The winner of the Champion’s award is DYCI Blue Ocean 10 from Dr. Yangas Colleges Inc. and will represent the Philippines to the FLL World Festival to be held in St. Louis, MO, USA on April 24-30,2012 .
The World Robot Olympiad 2011 is an ideal platform for students ages 10-18 years old to develop a range of both technical and practical life skills. As young robotic experts, they are being prepared to become active participants of our increasingly technology-driven global economy.
This year, for the first time, the 8th World Robot Olympiad was hosted in Abu Dhabi, a country in the Middle East known for its rich traditions and hospitality. Some 1,500 students from thirty three (33) countries participated in the robotics event.
The Philippine Robotics Team , with a delegation of 60 students, coaches, school administrators and parents participated in the WRO 2011 with much excitement and some internal pressure . "We hosted the World Robot Olympiad 2010 in Manila, Philippines and would like to exceed our performance last year", said Mylene Abiva, National Organizer-Philippine Robotics Olympiad.
Dr. Yangas College , received the BEST TECHNICAL AWARD -Junior High School Level (Open Category) with head coach, Beryl Jahn Cruz and team members, Alexandra Guevarra, Chelsea Morales and Claire Renosa. They also garnered the 4th place in the Open Category (Junior HS level) while International School Manila placed 5th place in the same category.
Philippine Science High School - Bicol Campus ranked 5th place among the 65 teams who competed in the WRO GEN II Robot Football .
The other Philippine Robotics Team composed of Grace Christian College (Elementary and High School), First Asia Instittute of Technology & Humanities (FAITH), Comembo Elementary School, and Tibagan Elementary School.
FELTA celebrated its 45th Anniversary last September 15 at the OCEANA, San Miguel by the Bay to celebrate with the Abiva family, school administrators, FELTA Franchise Business Operators and FELTA employees.
Loyalty awards were given to schools who have patronized FELTA products for 10/20/30/40 years, Franchise Business Operators who have promoted FELTA products for over 10 years and FELTA employees who have served for over 10 years.
As gratitude to FBO's and FELTA employees, an incentive trip was organized last October 8-10 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The FBO's and FELTA employees, along with FELTA founder TITA ABIVA and President/ CEO MYLENE ABIVA visited the Central Market, Jalan Petaling, Malaysia National Museum, Petrosains Science Museum, Petronas Tower, shopping at SURIA and dinner with LEGO Education Malaysia, Mr. Law and Mr. Kevin Wan.
The Science Discovery Laboratory was recently launched at the SPED High School, Iloilo City ... the FIRST in the Philippines.
The project aims to convert regular classrooms in public schools into SCIENCE DEMO LABS for Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry ,Physics and LEGO Robotics to provide an opportunity for students to conduct hands-on experiments for pstudents to be globally competitive in the field of Science and Technology. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (Mayor of Iloilo City) and Dr. Erlinda Gencaya (Schools Division Superintendent- Iloilo City) were the Guest of Honor during the launch/ Blessing last May 20,2011. Dr. Julie Cavo Buen provided the Teacher training on Techniques in Teaching Science/ Science activities for the Science Equipment to the SPED Science teachers.
FELTA Multi-Media Inc. conceptualized and implemented the Science Discovery Lab project which included the fabrication of laboratory furnitures, storage facility, AV Equipment, IT Equipment, Robotics kit and laboratory supplies.FELTA aims to convert additional public school classrooms in Iloilo City with the financial support from the office of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and spearheaded by Dr. Erlinda Gencaya.
For more details, please call Bonna Argonia, FELTA Multi-Media Inc., telephone 911-1978 or email :email@example.com or visit www.felta.ph for more information.
Mylene Abiva ,President/CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc. received the NSSEA 10th Year Membership Award during the "Evening with the Stars" held at the ED EXPO 2011 in H.B. Gonzalez Convention Center , San Antonio, Texas, USA last April 7-9,2011. The National School Suppliers and Equipment Association (NSSEA) celebrated its 25 years during the ED EXPO 2011. There are over 1,000 members in NSSEA.
The ROBO THINKERZ Learning Center @ Enderun Colleges will be a venue for Robotics training, robotics skills enhancement, in-house robotics competitions, and a place to showcase modern technology and innovative robotics programs.
Enderun Colleges, a world-class and prestigious College and FELTA Multi-Media Inc. , the pioneer and leader in robotics education in the Philippines with LEGO EDUCATION has partnered to provide the FIRST Robotics Learning Center for elementary and high school level. A Robotics Curriculum for Beginners , Intermediate and Advanced levels will provide an opportunityfor students to explore robots and robotic systems.
The Robo Thinkerz will be a virtual and locomotive adventure in the field of Science and Technology. It can do wonders on the creative penchant of the country's future engineers and scientists through interactive learning with early engineering and a computer programming Curriculum. The students have scheduled after-school sessions, robotics tutorial classes and weekend workshops.
"The Robo Thinkerz will provide the best educational robotics resource for our students", said Mylene Abiva, President/CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc.
"Robo Thinkerz will be a fun and exciting educational experience!" according to Danny Perez, Director for ENDERUN Extension.
For more information, please contact Florence Elumba, Florence.firstname.lastname@example.org ,or call 856-5000 or visit www.enderuncolleges.com.
The World Robot Olympiad, is a science, technology and educational event, a friendly robotics competition for promising elementary and secondary students in a multi-cultural setting.
The WRO was first held in Singapore (2004), Bangkok (2005), Nanning, China (2006), Taipei (2007), Yokohama (2008), Pohang, South Korea (2009) and MANILA (2010). As host, it gave our country the opportunity to showcase our student's science and technology skills. A total of 1,012 students (239 teams) from twenty two (22) countries participated last November 5-7, 2010 at SMX Convention Center/ Manila Hotel. To date, this has been the largest World Robot Olympiad.
The Philippines is an emerging Technology Hub in the Asia/Pacific region. The robotics Program encourages the youth to be our future engineers, scientists and inventors who will create products and systems for better quality of lives all over the world.
For more details, please contact Coni Peralta (Tel No.) 912-1397, email: email@example.com or visit www.felta.ph.
The Quezon City government's investments in the Quezon City Science Interactive Center represent an investment, not only in the quality of science education in our City's public schools but in remarkably improving the City and the country's human resource assets, they also represent a strategic initiative to influence the direction of the City towards a technology-anchored growth. The QCISC is a functioning science laboratory for the City's fourth-year public school students.
The QCISC , the Philippine's first science interactive center, was launched last May 5, 2010 by then Quezon City Mayor Feliciano "SB" Belmonte Jr. (he is now Speaker of the House of Congress). FELTA Multi-Media is the partner in conceptualization and implementation , as well as concreting the plans for the QCISC with the assistance of Salvador M. Enriquez Jr., who heads the QC Polytechnic University and the QC-LGU's Technical Assistance Committee.
Last December 1, 2011, the new Mayor Herbert "Bistek" Bautista blessed and re-launched the QCISC with COMPLETE components. The facility was opened to QC public school students in January 3, 2011.
The building features 8 learning centers, composed of 7 laboratories and an exhibit gallery. In addition, it has an electronic library, ROBOTICS Room, Auditorium, Observatory and a Planetarium.
The Quezon City Interactive Science Center (QCISC) is located at the Division of City Schools Compoung, Nueva Ecija St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City. (tel) 407-2242/ 456-0343 or contact FELTA Multi-Media Inc., (tel) 912-1397 or email :firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.felta.ph
Twenty six members of the 2010 World Robot Olympiad Philippine Team showed President Benigno Aquino III their prized robot creations when they paid a courtesy call on him today (Thursday) in Malacañang.
The Philippines just won two gold medals, a silver and bronze medal over 22 participating countries, represented by 1,012 students, in the World Robot Olympiad on November 5-7 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Greatly impressed by the achievements of the young scientists, the President expressed hope that their works may soon have a real application to help the country especially in the development of projects like weather warning systems to combat climate change.
He also encouraged the youth to pursue courses in the field of science and technology because there’s big job potentials and great demand in the market.
Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Science Education Institute Deputy Director Leticia Catris and Philippine Robotics Olympiad Project Director and Felta President/CEO Mylene Abiva were also present during the call.
PHIL TEAM BAGS SILVER MEDAL @ WORLD ROBOT OLYMPIAD
Robots "saving the global environment". This is the theme of the recently concluded World Robot Olympiad held in Yokohama, Japan bringing together students from twenty one (21) countries including China, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Qatar and Oman. The WRO brings together young scientists from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through basic engineering, mechatronics, communications and computer technology.
Grand awardees of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad held in Manila composed the Philippine Robotics Team who competed in the WRO last October 31-November 3. The schools are : Nemesio Yabut Elementary School, Grace Christian College (Elem level), International School Manila, Philippine Science High School Bicol Campus, First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) and Benigno Aquino High School. The students were ages between 10years - 15 years old.
Team Gracean Whizkids composed of Joseph Aldrin Chua, Edrich Hans Chua and Dominique Hannah Sy of Grace Christian College (Elem level) won the Silver medal for their entry "Green Whiz community and the G-tech Robots". The coach, Melanie Tizon guided the students with their design and programming.The robots were built with LEGO robotics kits and with different robots performing tasks to save the global environment. An example would be the Next Gen Car, a lightweight hydrogen powered car , air pollution monitorbot, to monitor the level of carbon dioxide in the air, E-sorter robot, that sort garbage to be reduced, re-used and recycled, H20 Treatment robot, designed to filter waste water from a factory for safe disposal and Forest Surveillance Robot, designed to maintain the balance of life in our forests. Dr. Ruby Cristobal, OIC-Science and Technology Promotions, Department of Science and Technology was given the award by the World Robot Olympiad Committee as BEST JUDGE.
"We need to excite our learners and provide creative opportunities for them to learn science and technology" said Mylene Abiva, President/ CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc. and National Organizer , Philippine Robotics Olympiad. "We have proven that the Filipino young engineers are brilliant and can compete with students from technology-driven countries", Abiva said.
The Philippine Robotics Olympiad is in partnership with the Science Education Institute-Department of Science and Technology, supported by Department of Education . Sponsored by SM Foundation, LEGO watch (No Curfew), AZ Direct Marketing and Mc Kesters. For more information, please call Coni Inocencio 912-1397/ 438-1756 or email@example.com