The CHMSC Alijis Campus sponsored a Robotics Seminar- Workshop entitled “Robots for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education” on July 11 at the Computer Laboratory 1 under the training of Hytec Power, Inc.
A total of 26 delegates from the Institute of Information Technology and the College of Industrial Technology attended this seminar workshop.
“These robotic kits are for our teachers and students to use in their advanced robotics classes,” said Engineer Albert Monge, Alijis Executive Director.
Myra S. Diego, MEM/MBA, the Technical Training Specialist Manager of Hytec Power, Inc. conducted the robotics training using the five (5) RoboRobo educational robot kits the college purchased in the last quarter of 2013.
RoboRobo considers itself as the Best Robot Education Company in South Korea, and uses its management philosophy of “honesty and faith” to produce future science students, the best product, the best education center, and the best excellent robot teachers.
The participants had the chance to personally manipulate the Robokit, an educational robot kit, for nurturing talented students in science.
The components in the said kit can be assembled, disassembled, and restructured easily to build different robot models with varied functions such as sensing, flying, and even hitting.
According to Diego, robotics is now being introduced to children at a very young age with the aim to incorporate learning through playing, and to high school and college students via learning through competing.
CHMSC is not a newcomer when it comes to robotics as it has won a couple of competitions in the past.
In 2012, CHMSC Alijis was 2nd runner up in the 2nd Western Visayas Interschool Robotics Competition IT/CS Level at the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, and in 2013, a team from CHMSC Binalbagan won 1st runner up in the same robotics competition.
Those two victories are quite something to crow about because they won without the help of these advanced tools yet.
With these additions to the STEM Education, CHMSC will surely be giving its competitors “a run for their money”, and more likely a first place finish is looming on the horizon.