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The Philippines’ first integrated makerspace has opened at Miriam College in Quezon City, providing students and faculty with a collaborative workspace and state-of-the-art equipment and tools to support a new model of teaching and learning.

Miriam College-Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center is described as the country’s first makerspace―a  place for learning, exploring, discovering, designing, making, transforming, connecting, collaborating and sharing ideas within a campus. The opening of the markerspace coincides with the 90th anniversary of Miriam College, which used to be known as Maryknoll College until 1989.  It is now an all-women’s school.

“It is here at the Miriam College-Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center where we will follow a new model of teaching and learning, one that brings change and improvement to current school and classroom practices―much like what our pioneering and progressive Maryknoll nuns did when they established their first mission in Malabon in 1926,” says Miriam College president Rosario Lapus.

The center was designed by renowned architect Ed Calma and was built through a P100-million donation from Henry Sy Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Investments Corp., the holding company of the Sy family.

A daughter of tycoon Henry Sy, Elizabeth Sy is an alumna of Miriam College and is currently the president of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., which runs the hotel and accommodation business of the SM Group.

In a statement, Miriam College says MC-HSSIC gives students and faculty the opportunity and space to immerse themselves into 21st Century disciplines of Dream―design, robotics, engineering, entrepreneurship and mathematics.

Aside from the SM Group, other institutions that contributed to the development of the center are Emerson Electric (Asia) Ltd., Power Mac Center, Felta Multi-Media Inc., C&E Publishing Inc., Center for Culinary Arts Manila, British Council, Bato Balani Foundation Inc. and Bangkok University.

The markerspace features eight connected and creative learning spaces, including fabrication laboratory, instrumentation laboratory, engineering and electronics laboratory, multi-media laboratory, performance laboratory, kitchen and cafe, playloft and innovatrium.

Calma says the design of the whole structure represents a water ripple caused by a drop.  It is “where innovative ideas are formed and would ripple outward,” the architect says.  “The outer labs are incubators of ideas and ideas are worked on as they pass through critique and exhibition, and finally, presented in the center space [innovatrium] as final products.”

Miriam College says the markerspace is supported by an integrated program that will engage students in Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to Dream in preparation for fields of the future.

Emerson, a US-based technology and engineering company, contributed an instrumentation laboratory for MC-HSSIC.

The Emerson Instrumentation Laboratory is a learning space equipped with various tools for testing and conducting investigatory experiments.  The facility is designed to teach students the fundamental concepts of pressure, distance and velocity, temperature and mass and weight.

Emerson says its partnership with Miriam College is part of the company’s advocacy to promote Stem, or science, technology, engineering and math education in the country.

The company has already signed partnerships with 12 universities and 12 K-12 schools and sponsored 20 scholars in partnership with AmCham Foundation. 

“As a global technology and engineering leader, Emerson’s continuing success depends on being able to attract highly-skilled talents, especially in the Stem disciplines. Our donation and engagement with an educational institution like Miriam College provides us with a unique opportunity to encourage young women in particular, as well as others in the community, to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Stem disciplines in modern life as well as to explore career opportunities in these fields,” says Emerson Philippines vice president and general manager Ed Boone.

“We believe supporting Stem education in the Philippines can greatly affect the country’s progress and development,” Boone asays.

Emerson which is based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world.

The company is comprised of five business segments which include process management, industrial automation, network power, climate technologies and commercial and residential solutions.

In the Philippines, Emerson provides value-added solutions and services to customers in various areas of engineering, customer support, finance, marketing and business development, information technology and supply chain management.  Emerson has 3,500 employees in the Philippines.

SOURCE: Manila Standard > thestandard.com.ph/business/215789/first-ph-makerspace-opens-at-miriam-college.html

The Center for Peace Education, through its Executive Director Jasmin Nario-Galace, shared the experience of Miriam College on peace education at the 3rd Gangjoeng Peace Conference held at Gangjeong Village, Jeju Island, South Korea.

The Gangjeong Peace Conference is an annual gathering of peace educators and advocates from South Korea that is meant to give a space to peace activists to interact, network, and share their stories of peacebuilding.

More than 120 peace advocates attended the conference that had three sub-themes: peace education, non-violence and village peacebuilding. Dr. Galace was a resource person for the sub-theme on peace education.

In her presentation, Dr. Galace emphasized the various challenges to peace, both direct and structural. She suggested various pathways to the building of a culture of peace highlighting the pathway of peace education. She discussed the rationale for peace education, as well as its key themes. She shared Miriam College's whole-school approach to peace education where peace themes and values are integrated in the school's mission and vision, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, research and learning materials, among others.

Miriam College, which has mainstreamed peace education in the life of the school for the past 30 years, is recognized for its work on the field within and outside the country.

Published on Sep 9, 2016

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From July 18 to September 1, Grade 8 students from the Middle School participated in the Basic Water Safety Seminar at the College Swimming Pool.  The seminar was headed by Coach Lito Angeles, a certified swimming instructor and life guard.  

The objective of the activity was to spread awareness on First Aid and to train the students to become responsible citizens in times of disaster.  

Each section attended the seminar for one whole day.  Students were taught how to enter or dive into the pool, breathe underwater, perform the flutter kick, float, and execute survival strokes in swimming.  A highlight of the seminar was teaching students how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  They also had the chance to manipulate different equipment that can be used for survival.

The SM group has donated a P100-million innovation center—the Philippines’ first-of-its-kind integrated “makerspace”—to Miriam College on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of this school that was built by Maryknoll nuns.

The Miriam College-Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center was turned over Wednesday by the Henry Sy Sr. Foundation through SM Hotels and Convention Corp. president Betty Sy, an alumna of Maryknoll College (batch 1974). The innovation hub stands on a 1,412-square meter lot near the entrance of Miriam College campus in Quezon City.

“I have very good memories (of Maryknoll). It was a school that taught us to be ourselves, to be independent, to be fearless and conventional.  That’s what I value about Miriam College,” Sy told reporters at the sidelines of the turnover ceremonies Wednesday.

A “makerspace” is a place of innovation where a community of learners can gather to tinker, discover, create, collaborate and find solutions to various problems using the tools provided in its different work stations or laboratories. This is where future industry leaders can transform ideas into tangible products or services that provide solutions to identified problems.

The hub is seen to immerse Miriam College’s students and faculty in 21st century disciplines under the acronym DREAM—design, robotics, engineering, entrepreneurship, arts and mathematics.

“It is here at the Miriam College- Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center where we will follow a new model of teaching and learning, one that brings change and improvement to current school and classroom practices,” said Miriam College president Rosario Lapus.

The makerspace, designed by architect Ed Calma, features eight connected and creative learning spaces: a fabrication laboratory (fablab), a small-scale creative workshop with tools that aim to make “almost anything” using advanced digital manufacturing technology; instrumentation laboratory (instrulab) for conducting investigatory projects and experiments; engineering and electronics laboratory (E-L@b), for exploring robotics and coding; a multi-media laboratory (multi-media lab) dedicated to the creation of new media and art forms as well as learning of web authoring, software development, animation, graphic and web designing and digital audio/video manipulation; a performance laboratory for the interaction of art games and art production processes; a kitchen and cafe (CCA Makers’ Cafe), a modern gastronomic science and food art laboratory; a play loft with pocket classrooms that support design-oriented thinking; and, an innovatrium, a state-of-the-art theater.

Partner-institutions equipped the laboratories with the latest tools in innovation: Power Mac Center, Emerson Electric (Asia) Ltd., Felta Multi-Media Inc., C&E Publishing; Center for Culinary Arts Manila; British Council; Bato Balani Foundation and Bangkok University.

SOURCE: Philippine Daily Inquirer 

90th anniversary. Miriam College yesterday marked the opening of its 90th anniversary with the launch of the Mirriam College Henry Sy, Sr., Innovation Center (MCHSSIC). The center designed by Ed Calma was donated by the Henry Sy Foundation through SM Hotels and Convention Corp. president and Maryknoll/Miriam College Alumni Betty Sy. The center allows students to immerse themselves in design, robotics, engineering, entrepreneurship, arts and mathematics. In photo are Hans Sy Jr., ­vice president for SM Prime, Dr. Rosario O. Lapus, Elizabeth Sy, Josefina Tan, Mirriam College, board of trustees, Sr. Helen Graham and Arch. Ed Calma.

Printed on Malaya | September 8, 2016

The SM Group and the Miriam College on Wednesday formally launched the Miriam College-Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center (MC-HSSIC), the "first integrated marketspace in the Philippines."

The structure was designed by architect Ed Calma, and was donated by the Henry Sy Foundation through SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. President Elizabeth Sy, an alumna of the school.

SM Investments Corp. Chief Financial Officer Jose T. Sio noted the structure was financed through a P100-million donation.

"P100 million. That's from the Henry Sy Sr. Foundation," he told reporters during the launch of the center on Wednesday.

The center features eight connected creative learning spaces: Fabrication Laboratory, Instrumentation Laboratory, Engineering and Electronics Laboratory, Multi-media Laboratory, Performance Laboratory, Kitchen and Cafe, Playloft, and Innovatrium.

"The MC-HSSIC gives students and faculty the opportunity and space to immerse themselves in 21st century disciplines the school calls DREAM or Design, Robotics, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Arts, and Mathematics," Miriam College said in a separate statement. — VDS, GMA News

SOURCE: GMA News > www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/580533/money/companies/miriam-college-sm-group-launch-p100-m-innovation-center#sthash.zyyfUUzp.dpuf

Last August, the Miriam College Middle School (MCMS) Community celebrated Buwan ng Wika with the theme: Kapistahan sa MCMS. The community participated in activities that awakened the Filipino spirit. Students, teachers, and non-academic personnel decorated the doors of their classrooms and the façade of their offices with attractive and festive designs. 

The students also experienced playing Pinoy games like patintero, watching 90’s movies like Inang Yaya, and making edible decorations called kipping. Several students also participated in a storytelling contest with selected parents as audience. 

In a separate session, students together with their teachers, partook in a feast of Filipino food. Several teachers also exhibited their cooking skills by creating their own version of the adobo in the Adobo Cooking contest. 

Capping the event was the One Million Lapis Project launch where students shared pencils in support of by the Council for the Welfare of Children with the goal to motivate and provide less fortunate children the opportunity to study and aim high in life.

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