University of Perpetual Help students best rivals in Intel interschool tech competition
MANILA, Philippines – The Intel Digital Pinoy Campus Challenge, an interschool quiz competition among twelve colleges and universities, wrapped up its two-weekend run in Metro Manila with a thrilling win by the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Molino. Two tech-savvy students from the winning team outlasted rivals from St. Paul University-Manila during the championship round at Festival Mall in Alabang, and took home the grand prize of two (2) Intel-powered notebooks and an Intel-powered tablet for the campus.
The Intel Digital Pinoy Campus Challenge was designed to test students’ proficiency in using the internet to answer general knowledge questions and to check their skills in completing tasks using software programs combined with Intel-powered notebooks. The time-based competition is part of Intel’s edutainment initiative to help teach consumers – particularly the youth – how to make the most out of technology with campaigns geared towards education and entertainment.
For each of the two competition rounds, competing teams were provided with a notebook connected to the internet and pre-loaded with basic productivity software and other quiz-related data. For round 1 or the CyberHunt, teams used the internet to answer ten questions related to pictures and audio / video clips displayed on a giant contest screen. The questions covered a range of categories, including science and technology, history and current events, sports, pop culture, geography, nature, business and economics.
The second round dubbed Practical Know-how challenged the teams to complete five productivity tasks as swiftly as they can using basic Microsoft Office programs and internet-related activities like playing online games and multimedia tasks. The third and final round, Head-to-Head Speed Round, tasked each player to square off with his / her counterpart in the opposing team to answer five difficult general knowledge questions using the internet. Points during this round were higher than previous rounds, and gave competitors a chance to take the lead.
Among other participating schools were the PIMSAT Colleges-Cavite, Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, City University of Pasay, Lyceum-Alabang, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, International Electronics and Technical Institute, Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Manila, Universidad de Manila, University of Perpetual Help-Las Pinas, and South Mansfield College.
“We wanted to engage the youth with a thrilling yet instructive competition that challenges them to be resourceful and productive to complete a given task, and at the same time, emphasizes the importance of maximizing and utilizing technology. Intel believes that there are exponential ways to create, share, and learn using a PC and connection to the internet. We are only limited by our imagination.”
- Randy Kanapi, Marketing Manager, Intel Philippines
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