U.S. Embassy Hosts NASA Space Apps Challenge

Manila, October 23, 2018 — The United States Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU), hosted the 2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge at the DLSU American Corner from October 19 to 21. Fifteen teams participated in the three-day  program, which included a one-day “data  boot camp” followed by a 48-hour hackathon.  On the final day, ...
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U.S. Embassy to Host First NASA Space Apps Challenge in the Philippines

Manila, October 4, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines will partner with De La Salle University to host the first U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge from October 19 to 21 in Manila.  The event is open to groups of three to five people, ages 16 and above. In ...
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U.S.-Philippines Exchange Alumni Gather in Iloilo

Iloilo City, August 23, 2018 — More than 70 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs gathered at Iloilo’s historic Old Provincial Capitol for the Visayas leg of Alumni Reconnects, a nationwide series of reunions marking the 70th anniversary of U.S.-Philippines people-to-people exchanges . Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program, hosted the reunion.  He said, “One ...
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Youth Art Collab Wall Mural at the American Center Manila

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim helped put the finishing touches on the mural. The Doodle Art Enthusiasts (DAE) community teamed up with Kris Abrigo to bring the mural to life.  Ambassador Kim (center) and Counselor for Public Affairs Carolyn Glassman (right) with (from left to right): DAE muralist Daryl Andre Victoria, Franz Lawrence ...
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U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires launches the American Space Innovation Fair

On December 7, U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Michael Klecheski opened the American Corner Manila’s “Invention Stories: A Maker’s Journey to Innovation” Fair, underscoring the U.S. government’s commitment to empower innovators to create real-world solutions while promoting sustainable development. The STEAM Upcycling Graduates The Fair was the culminating event of the American Corner’s nine-month STEAM (Science, ...
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U.S. Embassy Go Green! Initiative Brings Bamboo to Batac

October 21, 2016 — The American Corner in Batac, at Mariano Marcos State University, organized a two-day event on the environmental benefits of bamboo planting for 100 students, faculty, and representatives from Barangay 16 Quiling Sur. Participants learned about how bamboo helps the environment from Dr. Roseller Ayson, professor at the Mariano Marcos State University ...
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Are You a Maker? U.S. Embassy #TechThursday Talk Promotes STEM Education, 21st Century Skills, and Creativity through Makerspaces

Manila, October 17, 2016  — Thirty (30) senior high school and college students from the University of the City of Manila and De La Salle University learned about makerspaces and the value of creativity, innovation, and technology at a U.S. Embassy #TechThursday Talk.  A makerspace is a collaborative work space where people gather to create, ...
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