U.S. Embassy Hosts NASA Space Apps Challenge in Davao and Iloilo

Manila, October 25, 2019 — The United States Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Ateneo de Davao University and Central Philippine University, hosted the 2019 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge in Davao and Iloilo from October 18 to 20. Fourteen teams from Davao and ten teams from Iloilo participated in …

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U.S. Embassy to Host NASA Space Apps Challenge in Davao and Iloilo

Manila, October 16, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines will host its second National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge from October 18 to 20.  This year, the Embassy is bringing this global event to Davao and Iloilo, in collaboration with the American Corners in Ateneo de Davao University, Central Philippine …

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U.S. Government Sponsors Kennedy Space Center Visit for Filipino NASA Space Apps Champions

Manila, July 26, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines sponsored a Kennedy Space Center visit for the Filipino team that won the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge in the “Best Galactic Impact” category.  Team iNON visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from July 22 to 24, 2019 to present their app to …

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Haquathon

SEARCH FOR TECH-BASED SOLUTIONS TO SAVE OUR SEAS NOW OPEN! U.S. Embassy in the Philippines  and  Save Philippine Seas  (SPS) are pleased to announce the call for applications to the Haquathon, a search for tech-based solutions to save our seas. The Haquathon seeks Philippine-based individuals, groups, or organizations to create and pilot solutions that address coastal- and marine-related sustainability issues.  Proposals may be a …

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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates NASA Space Apps Challenge Winners

Manila, February 21, 2019 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim congratulated Team iNON for beating out 1,395 teams from around the world to win the Best Galactic Impact category in the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge.  Ambassador Kim awarded certificates of recognition to team members Revbrain Martin, Marie Jeddah Legaspi, Julius Czar Torreda, …

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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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