CONGRATULATIONS to the College of engineering Executive Organization (CEO) from UP Los Banos!

This UP student academic organization was selected as one of the two recipients of 2016 UPAAGC's Grant for our Project: Education that Works!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FUNDRAISER DONORS & SUPPORTERS!

 

UP CEOHigh School Clash 2016 is an inter-high school activity that will hold an Amazing Race, Photography Contest, Structure Making Contest (Vertical Limit), Diorama Making Contest, and a Semin...ar with the theme “Outwit the Gridlock: Changing the Perspective and Taking a Glimpse at the Future of Engineering”. The competition will engage students to think critically and creatively and will expose them to different concepts and theories used in basic engineering. Moreover, this event will let the students appreciate engineering and its applications. The competition will be open to all Grade 9 to 12 students from different public and private schools. Furthermore, the High School Clash will generally serve as a venue for secondary students to learn and apply the core values: effective leadership, learning to be strategic, developing communication skills, continuous improvement, and community involvement – through seminars and competitions.

As a continuous improvement, the students will be exposed to practical applications of engineering not only from their community but from other areas. Hence, this may provide the students some overview on the field of science and engineering. Through these young learners, they can be an effective media to share their education for the community to be scientifically competitive.

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS to the UP KABATAANG PILOSOPO TASYO (KAPITAS) from UP Diliman!

This UP student academic organization was selected as one of the two recipients of 2016 UPAAGC's Grant for our Project: Education that Works!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FUNDRAISER DONORS & SUPPORTERS!

UP CEO

As part of our organization’s 26th Anniversary celebration, we will be holding our 5th Philosophy Convention with the theme: “The Need to Philosophize: Understanding the Importance of Philosophy in the Different Career Tracks of the K-12 Basic Education Curriculum.” This coming school year 2016-2017, the Department of Education will start to implement the junior high school of the K-12 Basic Education System. One of the core subjects that junior and senior high school students must take is Philosophy of Man. Thus, as a core subject, philosophy must be studied by every student, whatever career track they choose. In this convention, we would like to show to high school students not only how philosophy is important and useful to their lives, but also how they could use philosophy for a better understanding and appreciation of the career path that they will pursue. As such, we will be inviting professors from the Department of Philosophy and College of Education to give a lecture for each career track. For the Technical-Vocational track, the lecture will focus on the usefulness of Logic to computer programming and technological innovations in vocational professions. For the Sports, Arts, and Design tracks, the lecture will dwell on the aesthetics (concept of beauty) of arts and design professions and the philosophy of sports and game for athletes. For the Academic track, the lecture will focus on the indispensable part of the academics in the building up of the society. In the end, the role of every profession— academic, athlete, artist, and worker—in the society will be discussed so as to make the participants appreciate whatever track or profession they choose. There will also be an essay writing contest wherein students will be asked of the meaning of their own chosen career path and which will examine their own philosophy of life.

 

The Philosophy Convention, which started in 2011 and which our organization has been conducting annually ever since, is anchored on two of our organization’s objectives: to promote philosophy as a discipline and to strive towards a Filipino philosophy that is relevant to the Philippine society. By examining relevant and timely issues of our country using the lens of philosophy, we would like to show that doing philosophy is not merely sitting on a thinking chair all-day or being “locked up in an ivory tower” as it were. In so doing, we are not only encouraging the students to choose Philosophy as their degree in the future, but promoting the discipline of Philosophy to the youth who will one day be the primary builders of our society.