by Ysabela Angela Flores
Collab is stronger than ever with its second installment as it marks the end for this year’s Check Marks the Spot (CMTS), a flagship event of UP Chemical Engineering Society Inc.’s (UP KEM) at School of the Holy Spirit, Quezon City.
KEMers have fun with their interaction with the HS students who are eager to learn cool science experiments.
Guided by its vision of strengthening the foundation of high school students in chemistry and physics through interactive workshops and fun experiments, the team conducted three sessions in the said school last November 11, 25 and December 2. This benefitted a total of 29 junior high school students, a number which ranks among the highest in Collab history to date. The three sessions also have served as opportunities for KEMers, resident member and alumni alike, to come together in the service of science and technology in the nation. Dana Allison Reyes, who has volunteered for all three sessions, recounts that it has been very inspiring to witness the young students’ enthusiasm to the experiments they have presented. “It feels good to have captured the smiles of these children, knowing that Collab has achieved its goal of cultivating appreciation for the sciences,” adds Gian Carlo Aguila, Vice-President for Membership. Under the supervision of CMTS co-heads Kristin Joy Davila (14A) and Juan Ramon Danganan (14A), Collab is spearheaded by Johndel Obra (15A) together with his team, Neil Jasper Agpalza (14A), Tyrone Robert Garcia (14A) and Ivy Camille Radaza (16A).
The participants from School of the Holy Spirit happily posed with their certificates at the end of the event.