It was just recently that Bumblee of the Transformers' Autobots ruled the Philippine cinemas. Movie theaters nationwide have had gathered the younger generation through this type of entertainment genre.

Eventually, the thought of "meeting these awesome robots one day" almost always fill the young Filipino minds. Funny how these movies impart robot-filled imaginations to the young.

Back to the academe sector, the Department of Science and Technology regional office 10 gratefully partners with Robogals Cagayan de Oro in giving free robotics classes to students under grade 10.

Robogals Cagayan de Oro is a student-run, not-for-profit organization, which aims to engage young female school students in engineering-based topics.

It started in 2014 as the first chapter of the Robogals Global Network in Southeast Asia and the Philippines. As of 2018, Robogals CDO remains as the only local chapter in the country. The organization's 15 active volunteers have reached 500 students in 18 schools through a total of 20 workshops and events.

The organization's goal is to increase female enrolment in Engineering and Information Technology courses in the country by directly engaging students, from years four to twelve, with FREE school workshops using various kits that are both fun and educational.

The FREE robotics classes will be part of every Science and Technology Caravan (S&T Caravan) in the provinces of Lanao del Norte, Camiguin, and Misamis Occidental.

The first leg of the S&T Caravan will happen on February 28, 2019, at the Linamon Municipal Covered Court, Linamon, Lanao del Norte.

Aside from the robotics classes, DOST-X will be giving FREE water testing, calibration services, and information materials.

DOST-X, Robogals-CDO, and the Local Government Unit of Linamon are encouraging the residents of Linamon and its neighboring towns to take part in this activity for the public.

For more information, contact DOST 10 at (088) 858-3931 or through their facebook page at (Julie Anne H. Baculio, DOST-X)