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DLSU hosts Stanford University Dean for big data short course and roundtable discussion on women in technology


De La Salle University, with support from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), hosted the dean of Stanford University’s School of Engineering, Prof. Jennifer Widom, who has embarked on the Asian leg of her global advocacy to provide free training on big data, particularly for the youth and women in developing countries.

Big data is the systematic analysis of large volumes of data and statistics in order to uncover patterns and correlations that will, in turn, produce usable insights for business managers, policy makers, and other stakeholders.


The course was held at the University’s Henry Sy, Sr. Hall last January 23 to 26 to an audience of about 400 senior high school and college students, faculty, and professionals.

Prof. Widom is a computer science professor and Massive Open Online Course pioneer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She has co-authored four academic textbooks, providing students with a beginning and advanced introduction to database systems. Her books have been utilized at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science.


She capped her DLSU visit with a roundtable discussion on the topic “Women and Technology,” attended by leading women from industry, the academe, and government. Among those who joined her were Senator Risa Hontiveros, consultant for ASEAN University Network and DLSU Society of University Fellows member Dr. Wyona Patalinghug, Department of Science and Technology Assistance Secretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra, as well as administrators and faculty of DLSU, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Philippine Science High School, and executives from Accenture, Inc.

The discussion focused on inclusivity and equal representation of women in the fields of sciences and technology. It also touched upon the personal experiences of the participants, including how they balance career and family roles.


Sikat II completed the 3,000 km journey!

Finally, Sikat II has reached the end of timing stop. They have completed the 3000 km journey! Congratulations! Animo La Salle!

Sikat II arrives at the final control stop at Port Augusta

Sikat II arrives at the final control stop at Port Augusta. Next stop: Adelaide!

Sikat II seeks podium finish in world solar race on October 11

GLENDAMBO, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The Philippines’ Sikat II has reached eight of the nine control stops of the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC), the global solar car race currently being held in the Australian continent.

The country’s representative to the biennial event travelled a total of 2,171 solar miles, keeping its third place ranking in the Adventure Class. A solar mile is the distance traveled by a vehicle relying solely on the sun’s energy.

Sikat II is expected to reach the finish line in Adelaide on October 11. 

Sikat II in 3rd place as world solar race enters second stage

Race Day 3: Sikat II has arrived at the third control stop at Alice Springs at 4:15pm. Sikat II has travelled approx 1250 kms.

Alice Springs, Australia ‐ The Philippines’ Sikat II is currently in 3rd place in its class as the World Solar Challenge (WSC) enters the second stage of the competition on October 9.

Sikat II has traveled 1,267 solar miles since the biennial solar car race kicked off in Darwin on Sunday. Solar miles is the distance traveled by the car relying solely on the sun’s power.

The solar car did not experience problems in the first half of the journey, except for system re‐calibrations.

Sikat II gets pole position in World Solar Challenge

The Philippines is race-ready

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA — Sikat II, the country’s representative to the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia, reached another milestone when it placed first in its class during the qualifying round of the world’s biggest solar car competition held at Hidden Valley Raceway on October 5.

The Philippines clocked 2:30.53, beating closest competitor Team Aurora of Australia which timed 2:32.95. There are five other solar cars participating in the Adventure class.

This achievement earned Sikat II the pole position in the biennial meet, beginning October 6 in this Northern Territory city and will end in Adelaide on October 11.  It covers 3,021 kilometers of the Australian Outback.

Lecture: 3D Printing Technology by Rene Canlas | September 17, 2013

THE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Department  of the College of Computer Studies invites everyone to its Industry Lecture Series on “3D Printing Technology” to be conducted by Rene Canlas (Pointwest Technologies). This will held on  September 17, 2013 (Tuesday) at 1:00pm to 2:30pm at Room 903, Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall.


About the Lecture:

The lecture will give an introduction to 3D printing  —  What it is, how it works, how it affects the future of manufacturing and art, issues surrounding the medium, and how to get into it for anyone whose interested.

DLSU’s Improved Sikat II to compete in 26th World Solar Challenge

All photos courtesy of Agnes Tan Jaiphen

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SIKAT II was launched at its send-off as the country’s official participant to the 2013 World Solar Challenge, which will be held this October at Darwin, Australia.

The team is comprised of 50 mechanical and electrical engineering students plus six faculty members from De La Salle University. Additional improvements, which took a grueling seven months to complete, were applied to Sikat II. The vehicle was subject to test runs at Basa Airbase and SCTEX to ensure optimum performance.

DLSU students bag prize at 2013 Shell Eco Marathon Asia

Sepang, Malaysia – The De La Salle University Eco-car team was given the Communications Award at this year’s Shell Eco Marathon.

Among 130 hopefuls from Asia and the Middle East, only 9 teams were chosen for the finals. Awards are categorized into On-Track and Off-Track divisions. Off-Track awards are valued at USD 3,300 each.

Shell Eco marathon officials lauded the team for its creativity and efficacy in creating public awareness that helped gain a strong footprint in educational institutions as well as industry bodies. 

Symposium: Book Production from/beyond the Stone Age | August 13, 2013

THE DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY Publishing House (DLSUPH) cordially invites everyone to a symposium entitled, “FROM TABLET TO TABLET: BOOK PRODUCTION FROM/BEYOND THE STONE AGE.” This will be held on August 13, 2013 (Wednesday) at 10:30 AM at the European Documentation Centre Conference Room (13/F), The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University.

Talk #1: “Why the Book Will Not Die!” by Dr. Patricia May B. Jurilla, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

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