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SUJHS launches Robotics Club

by Rainne Nocete | October 19, 2023

Silliman University Junior High School founded a Robotics Club in collaboration with SU-Technology Business Incubation (TBI) and the Knowledge Technology Transfer Office (KTTO).

A memorandum of understanding between SU TBI-KTTO and JHS was signed at the Mariano & Lina Lao Activity Center last Oct. 9.

KTTO Manager Klint Austero said they want students to explore and not be limited to books.

“If you go into books, you can’t practice your critical thinking. If you have [been] given a situation or scenario, that’s when you can use it.” He said.

Club Adviser Darlene Banglos shared the same sentiment, stating that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) students can apply what they learn in their subject to the real world through the robotics club.

“They can also innovate their own ideas by applying it to robotics,” she said.

The SU-TBI & KTTO will provide the Robotics Club with training kits, speakers and mentors, and a workspace.

On the limitations of the club membership to ICT students, Banglos explained that it would be a little bit harder for non-ICT students since they don’t have basic knowledge of programming.

However, she said the club has plans to accept lower grade levels and expand to elementary and senior high schools in the coming years.

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