24 July 2019
Emerson Philippines gives DOST-SEI’s Science Explorer a boost by providing laptops for use of students in the mobile learning facility. The signing of the deed of donation was held on July 17, 2019 during the National Science Technology Week celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. In photo are (L-R sitting) Emerson Asia Pacific President / Emerson Philippines General Manager, Mr. Ed Boone, and DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo, with (L-R standing) Emerson Philippines’ Mr. Ruben Cu, event host, Ms. Ganiel Krishnan, and DOST-SEI Deputy Director, Engr. Albert Mariño.
Students will have a more engaging classroom experience aboard the Science Explorer as Emerson Philippines donated laptops to the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the agency behind the country’s first mobile science learning facility.
Since its inception in 2010, the Science Explorer bus has served more than 32,000 students from over 100 municipalities all over the country. Inside the mobile lab, top young scientists and engineers teach specialized science and technology modules to elementary and high school students, mostly from public schools in far-flung areas in the Philippines.
This is not the first time Emerson Philippines collaborated with DOST-SEI to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) closer to the youth. In 2017, Emerson Philippines sponsored DOST’SEI’s innovation competition called “imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate.” through donating Intel Galileo boards and sets of sensors, which served as main platforms for the student projects.
The two parties inked partnership anew during the festivities of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week on July 17, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. (30)
Emerson Asia Pacific President / Emerson Philippines General Manager, Mr. Ed Boone, and DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette Biyo.