Students from the Mapua Institute of Technology and University of the Philippines (Diliman) are getting ready for the final leg of the Bosch Power Tools Asia Cordless Race 2011 in China where they will race with modified carts powered by Bosch's lithium-ion technology.
While the race focuses on the automotive and racing skills of young students, it also highlights the thrust of Bosch and its cordless lithium-ion technology that offers "power, performance, lifetime and speed required to win in the race for the ultimate power tools."
"Bosch supports initiatives to craft technical and engineering innovations for the future," said William Go, country sales director for Bosch Power Tools. Go cited Bosch's aim to not only support and cultivate creativity in engineering and design among Filipino students but to also provide them "with the experience, knowledge and skill sets to contribute to the economic development of the Philippines in the future."
The Philippine qualifying race was held at the Boomland Kart Track in Pasay City last May 15 with over 1,000 participants from eight of the country's premier technical colleges and universities. The end of the two-round race saw Mapua on top of the standings followed by the University of the Philippines (Diliman) to emerge as the country's representatives to the Bosch Power Tools Asia Cordless Race 2011 Finals. Other schools that competed in the Philippine qualifying race were Colegio de San Juan De Letran, Calamba; Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong; Rizal Technological Institute; Technological Institute of the Philippines; University of San Carlos, Cebu; and University of Mindanao, Davao.
"The environment we have in our school and the lessons we have learned are our basis in being positive and determined to meet the objective of winning this competition," Mapua's representatives said in a statement.
On September 22, the final round of the Bosch Power Tools Asia Cordless Race 2011 will take place at the foot of the Juyongguan Great Wall in Beijing where representatives from the Philippines will compete with students from China, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand.
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