Acer Teams Up with DOST for IMake.WeMake 2018

Acer Teams Up with DOST for IMake.WeMake 2018

High school students showcased their skills in creating new inventions

Recently, DOST partnered with Acer for their annual Imake.WeMake competition. The competition pits young Filipinos—mostly high school students—in developing inventions aimed at addressing some of the country’s societal problems, ranging from food safety, health, education, to security and disaster mitigation.

Acer’s participation in this year’s competition involves the use of their CloudProfessor toolkit: an all-in-one solution that combines hardware, software, and the Cloud to make coding easy to learn and apply for students ready to bring their inventions to life.

Acer CloudProfessor helps students with the wide selection of built-in codes that can easily be adapted in their creation,” said Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong.

DOST–SEI Deputy Director Engr. Albert Marino; SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo; Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong; and Sales and Marketing Director Sue Ong-Lim.

For this year’s competition, student participants from high schools in Makati, Bataan, and Leyte emerged as the top teams. These teams developed a power generator to reduce energy consumption in school, a traffic surveillance system to detect vehicles’ distance from pedestrian lanes, and water level sensors to detect rising flood waters respectively.

“With last year’s remarkable entries, the bar is definitely set higher now with the inclusion of Acer’s CloudProfessor. Since coding will be supported by the all-in-one toolkit, we are expecting more impactful inventions to grab our attention.” DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette Biyo said.

Imake.WeMake was initiated to unleash the creativity of young Filipinos and to discover their potentials in using technology such as Acer’s CloudProfessor.

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