[METRO MANILA, 26 July 2023] — The first two days of HackaSTEM, proudly sponsored by MDI Novare in partnership with Unilab Foundation Inc., have been an outstanding success in fostering creativity, collaboration, and technological brilliance among young minds. The three-day event, HackaSTEM: Bridging the STEM Gap Through Technology & Innovation, kicked off on July 22 and sustained virtually on July 26, bringing together some of the brightest senior high school students from finalist schools, namely: De La Salle Santiago Zobel, Saint Jude College, President Diosdado Macapagal High School, and Vinzons Pilot High School Camarines Norte.

HackaSTEM is a dynamic hackathon event that unites students, educators, and professionals from diverse backgrounds with a shared passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Participants came together to ideate, collaborate, and develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges across various STEM disciplines.

This hackathon serves as a platform to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills while nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship among the future leaders of tomorrow.

“Through our partnership with the Unilab Foundation, we aim to foster a culture of curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity among young minds by providing support to STEM education initiatives, most especially in the field of technology,” says Pearl Sy, Head of Communications & Marketing at MDI Novare.

With exhilaration building in the air, we eagerly anticipate the upcoming day 3, Finals and Awarding, of HackaSTEM. As the participants dive deeper into the realms of innovation and creativity, we are thrilled to witness the transformational process of their solutions, with unwavering support and feedback from our dedicated mentors throughout the day. The simultaneous workshops conducted will undoubtedly serve as catalysts for ingenuity, honing the participants’ ideas and instilling in them new skills that will propel their projects to new heights.

Unilab Foundation Inc. Programs & Strategic Director, Joan Urieta, thanked MDI Novare for its partnership, saying, “This partnership is a huge confidence boost for our STEM+ PH team and plays an invaluable role in organizing this transformational event for all the participants and the future of STEM education for our country. MDI Novare, where talent transforms technology, resonates deeply with our mission, and we are incredibly grateful for your steadfast support in driving this transformative hackathon forward.”

HackaSTEM proved to be an illuminating and inspiring event for these young minds, reaffirming their potential to shape the technological landscape and drive positive change. As the world moves towards an increasingly digital and interconnected future, we are committed to help nurture the potential of young minds and equip them with the necessary tools to excel.

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The Novare University Boot Camp is a two-year immersive journey as a full-time Novare tech cadet. It consists of five tracks — Software Quality & Engineering, Data Analytics & Operations, Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, and Salesforce — from which the cadets may choose from. Each with its unique career path, the flagship initiative is a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience designed to provide talents with invaluable exposure to cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices. Through a mixed-modality set up, the talents will be immersed in real projects and challenging scenarios, ultimately with the program nurturing their technical acumen, critical thinking, and collaborative skills — all essential attributes for success in the IT industry. For more information, visit bit.ly/NovareUniversity.

About MDI Novare
Founded in 1988, MDI Novare is a pioneer and champion in the Philippine ICT market. Over the past three decades, MDI Novare has driven digital transformation through custom application development, infrastructure, data analytics, and IT security solutions that meet and exceed business demands. Today, MDI Novare continues its culture of innovation by being at the forefront of major technology trends such as APIs, cloud computing, big data, AI, and automation as we strive to create a positive impact for our people, our clients, our partners, and our communities.

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Pearl Sy
Head of Communications & Marketing