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Engineering students should learn entrepreneurship

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IDEA MEN  (From left) Manny Ayala, founder of Hatchd Inc.; UP president Alfredo Pascual and Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad

Silicon Valley visionary Diosdado “Dado” Banatao says the country needs to develop engineering students into innovators and entrepreneurs like those in the billion-dollar technology companies in Silicon Valley in California.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Brainstorming on how to scale up the academe-industry partnership

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AT THE SUMMIT Higher education and business leaders come together to talk about producing better  quality graduates.

Believing that local companies can get involved in education and close the gap between the needs of industries and the skills of graduates, the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) gathered together school heads and business leaders last week to discuss how best “to scale up and institutionalize” such an industry-academe linkage.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

A musical mission transforms young lives

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AT DEPED (From left) OFY  managing director Tinky Cruz, violinist Lerica Rodriguez, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, conductor Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng,  art director Jovianney  Emmanuel Cruz and other OFY members

Lui Santos says his dream is to be able to play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D major, one of the most difficult violin concertos. But first he needs to master his musical instrument of choice.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Alumni loans keep UP students in school

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SINAG movers (front row, L-R) Mary Anne Tuazon, Sheena Jamora, Rica Cruz, Margaret Yarcia, (back row, L-R) Carla Baful, Carlos Soriano and Meiling Lee

“Most people are not apathetic, only uninformed,” says University of the Philippines alumna Sheena Jamora.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Teaching the youth to care an awful lot about the planet

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Gonzalez, Villafuerte and Alvarez

Young voices filled the room as YES-O (Youth for Environment in Schools Organization) Apolaki sang about initiating change and rapped about saving the environment.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Bringing scientists to the corporate world

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(FROM LEFT) Domingo, Montoya, Flores, Reyes, Alexander Jetzer of Novartis AG, Christine Fajardo of Novartis Healthcare Philippines and Arroyo

For some young scientists, discovering a drug to save the world from disease is not enough.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

A ray of sunshine for UP professors’ research projects

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SUN LIFE’S Ma. Karenina Casas, Alexander Narciso and Rizalina Mantaring, UP’s Alfredo Pascual and Diliman chancellor Caesar Saloma, and Sun Life Foundation’s Joub Miradora

For “shaping minds that shape the nation,” professors of the University of the Philippines (UP) deserve more than recognition.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

PS kids can be active and interactive recyclers

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Farolan plays Foil Catcher

Waving her hands, swaying her hips, even bending her knees, a little girl in pink tried to catch all the flying foil packs in a game similar to a Nintendo Wii motion-controlled game.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

After a slight detour, she’s back on track

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Aileen Dacasin

Although she trained to be a teacher, Aileen Dacasin spent only a year in the classroom after graduation before pursuing another career path.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Bringing the workplace into the classroom

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WORK EXPERIENCE  (Seated, from left) Epictech’s director of operations Francene John Alcordo and vice president for Loyola School of ADMU Dr. John Paul Vergara; (standing, from left) Epictech’s Charlene Chua and Noreen de Dios, dean Evangeline Bautista of ADMU’s School of Science and Engineering and Proceso Fernandez Jr., chair of ADMU Department of Information System and Computer Science Rima Jessamine M. Granali

Diane Chua dreams of working in a computer company someday.
With the new partnership between Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and Epictech Inc., the third year Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS) student will be able to experience what it is like to do the actual work even before she gets her diploma.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Teaching science out of the box

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SALUMBIDES lectures on “Homomich” and demonstrates how to
use the contents of the Laboratory in A Box (LAB).

The room echoes with “oohs” and “aahs” as the balik (returning) scientist unravels “highfalutin” concepts through simple experiments using materials from a portable plastic box.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Want to know more about our history? Cook ‘binakol’

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COOKING with bamboo Photo by Arnold Almacen

The aroma of chicken binakol fills the classroom as the banana leaf cover is taken off the bamboo tube, an unlikely container in these modern times.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

The doctor as poet can heal body and spirit

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EVASCO says how words are used can change a patient’s perception of suffering and death.

When poetry and medicine entwine, even the sick and dying discover the beauty of the “finite life,” an award-winning poet’s research showed.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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