Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Dr. Magdaleno B. Albarracin Jr. and Isidro Consunji, Dr. Luis D. Pascual, Stephen D. Sy, Henry Lim Bon Liong, and Brian B. Tan.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2016
“Sustainable Built Design”
13-15 July 2016
We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in the Sustainable Built Environment 2016 Conference (SBE16 Manila) to be held on July 13-15, 2016 in Manila. SBE16 Manila is a regional conference of the International Initiatives on Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), jointly organized by the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE), UP College of Architecture (UPCA) and UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP). This 3-day conference with the theme “Sustainable Built Design” aims to promote and facilitate the adoption of methods, policies and tools to accelerate movements towards global sustainable built environments.
This international conference is a great opportunity for Filipino faculty members and students who have limited resources and access to attend such forum to present papers, posters, network and exposure to worldwide sustainability issues. We have invited presentations by exemplary educators and practitioners from around the world. A Master Class will also be available for additional training experiences. Topic for the Master Class is Wind Engineering. Philippines distance calculator . There will be an exhibit area that will display academic posters on one side and another area for companies displaying products of sustainable design and development. http://coe.upd.edu.ph/2015/09/15/call-for-papers-sustainable-built-environment-2016/There will also be networking opportunities with educators, engineers, architects and planners who are in similar teaching and research areas.
Deadline of submission of abstracts: October 7, 2015 via http://conference.upd.edu.ph/index.php/SBE/SBE16
For more information about the conference, kindly check this official Publicity Materials.
Should you have queries, we can be reached through 981-8500 local 3008 (Secretariat) or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBE2016 Call for Papers
Sitting from left to right: ICE Director Ricardo Sigua, UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Benito Pacheco, RS Caparros and Associates President Engr. Romeo Caparros, COE Dean Aura Matias, UP President Alfredo Pascual, DOST – PCIEERD Executive Director Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services Dr. Rowena Cristina Guevara, UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, UP-ERDFI President Alfonso Aliga, Jr. Standing from left to right: Engr. Alfredo R. Austria (DMCI Homes), Engr. Rolando Dimaano (Konstructura), Egbert Abiad (AMH Philippines, Inc.), Engr. William Liu Jr. (Primary Group of Builders), UPAE President Engr. Emilio Lolito Tumbocon, Engr. Levy Espiritu (Datem), Ms. Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo (Holcim), Engr. Isidro A. Consunji , Engr. Raul Ignacio (MNTC), Engr. Michael Roberto Reyes (DCCD Engineering Corp.), Engr. Roy Anthony Luna (AMH Philippines, Inc,).
UP Alumni and Companies Pledge to Help Build ICE’s compound[SEP. 8] – A building endowment drive was organized by the UP Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) and the Office of the President of UP to help Build the Builders’ Building.
Last August 15, the event Building the Builders’ Building was held to fund some of the components of the ICE’s new compound. The endowment drive aims to partially furnish the classrooms and offices, to finish the theater, to fund the centralized airconditioning, and to provide tools for the laboratories.
In their respective messages, UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, UP Diliman Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Benito M. Pacheco, and UP College of Engineering Dean Aura C. Matias all enumerated reasons for investing in UP and the UP ICE. They emphasized the role of UP ICE as an academic and research institution as well as an industry partner.
President Pascual said in his opening remarks, “We want to continue to harness the brightest minds by providing them with facilities that will stimulate creativity, innovation, and critical thinking”. Vice Chancellor Pacheco, in his message stated that the endeavor of UP ICE becoming the National Institute of Civil Engineering should be a project of the Filipino people. He said, “Most of the labs that we are building are not only for UP Diliman, [not only] for Metro Manila, but for the whole Philippines.” According to Dean Matias, “For as long as we are able to keep our donors happy and well-appreciated, they in return feel good in being able to be a partner in the development of our future engineers.”
The endowment drive has been able to successfully solicit pledges from various alumni and companies. Some of those who have pledged to fund rooms in the ICE buildings are Holcim Philippines, Mr. Roy Luna of AMH Philippines, Inc., UP Aggregates, Inc., Engr. Ronaldo Ison of R.S. Ison and Associates, Engr. Toby and Miriam Tamayo of TandeM Engineering Consultancy and UP Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES).
Currently, the Phase 1 of ICE compound is 96% complete. It includes the Office and Classroom Wing (OCW), Structural and Construction Laboratory (L1), and the Fire Laboratory (L2) buildings. The new buildings are expected to be operational by the 2nd Semester of Academic Year 2015-2016.
President Pascual asks everyone, “Let’s all work together to strengthen the future of Philippine Civil Engineering, with UP hopefully in the lead together with its graduates.”
UP ICE compound
Showcasing the passion of a Filipino scientist and engineer, University of the Philippines Department of Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor 3 and Head of the Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering Dr. Joey Ocon, bagged this year’s Green Talents award for his outstanding work and research dedicated to sustainable development.
Dr. Ocon, among almost a thousand who applied, was one of the 25 honored awardees, and the first Filipino to receive the award.
The prestigious Green Talents competition, organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany, is an annual international forum that aims to encourage young scientists to be involved in sustainability research and promotes world-wide exchange of innovative green ideas.
The winners will participate in a two-week science forum in Germany from October 16 to 31 wherein it featured high-end institutions which are centers for sustainability research.
At the young age of 29, Dr. Joey Ocon has already published over 25 scholarly publications, most of which focused on electrochemistry and its practical applications.
Moreover, his exceptional career as a young researcher has garnered him—out of seven awardees in the Philippines—the Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
Dr. Ocon finished his bachelor and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and earned his doctorate degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
(2) Joey Ocon [Facebook Photos]
Message from the Graduating Class of 2015
By Steven Michael L. Resma, BS ChE, summa cum laude
2015 UP College of Engineering Recognition Rites
June 29, 2015
Philippine International Convention Center
“Honorable guest, Sir Manuel Pangilinan (Emmanuel C. Lorenzana), Dean Aura Matias, distinguished guests, associate deans, institute and department heads, college officials, faculty and staff, proud parents and guests, and my fellow graduates, a pleasant evening to you all!
First of all, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to speak to you on our Recognition Rites. I am deeply honored. Never in a million years did I imagine that I would be doing this. Last time I checked, my goal was just to graduate on time. Also, years of studying in a science high school in Davao and then chemical engineering in UP has pretty much sucked up all my creative skills. And yet somehow, here I am. Kidding aside, today marks the day of our years-long effort in obtaining our undergraduate degrees. We are now reaping the fruits of our labor. We surely experienced a lot of ups and downs in our home college, the College of Engineering, but our organizations and friends and Eng’g Week hopefully made college life a bit more colorful.
Wow, it seems just like yesterday since we passed the UPCAT, cliché as it sounds. I remember checking the Internet every night on the months of January and February in the hopes that the UPCAT results have already been released. The waiting part was torturous, but when the results came out, we all had to admit that it was one of the most glorious moments of our life at that time. “I’m going to study in UP. I’m going to be an engineer.” Those thoughts were what we could only think of for days. Some of us may have chosen engineering in the hopes that it would make us rich or richer. Others chose it because they excel in Math. Some chose it randomly together with friends. Others simply chose it because it sounds cool to be an engineer. Whatever our initial reasons were, I hope that we discovered more reasons to have pursued and finished engineering.
Personally, I chose Chemical Engineering because just like my coursemates, Chemistry and Math were my strengths. Boy, we were so wrong in thinking that those strengths would be enough. Fortunately, I was able to appreciate my degree program even more when I joined my two organizations, the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs and the UP Chemical Engineering Society.
Through the annual science camps held by my first org, I was able to interact with elementary and high school students from all over the country. When I became a student facilitator, the kids I handled eventually learned that I was taking up engineering. They told me they became inspired and promised to do their best in their studies to become someone like me when they grow up. In fact, many of them said they want to take up engineering in college. It’s the best feeling in the world to know that you have inspired the youth; in that you have affected other people’s lives no matter how small a feat it may be. We are the present generation and let’s take it as our job to inspire and train the future generation.
My engineering org, and this applies to all our engineering orgs, opened my eyes to the endless opportunities we have for our future. The UP Engineering training has developed us to become more flexible and adaptable individuals. We have been trained to do more than what is expected of us. And for that reason, we are able to engage and excel in different fields.
Over the years, I have come to realize the importance of the role that engineers play in today’s society. In these changing times, there is an ever-growing need in searching for cleaner and more sustainable sources of energy, finding other methods for different processes with the least damage to the environment, looking for ways to lessen the ever-present Manila traffic, MRT overcrowding, and much more. It is our responsibility as future Filipino engineers to find solutions to our country’s problems. We have the ability to bring about great change and innovation. But let us remember that even if technology and the world around us constantly change, our hearts as Iskolars ng Bayan to serve the country should never waver. We owe our UP education to our country – to the people who shelled out a fraction of their salaries in order to pay for our education. It is our duty to give back to the nation in every way we can. Whatever we do in the future, let us take into consideration our country. Because in the end, what matters most when we’re old is not how rich we become, or how high our position may be, but the degree to which we helped our nation to improve. Let us follow the footsteps of UP engineers like Alejandro Melchor, who spent a great portion of his life ensuring the safety of our country. He served as the Secretary of National Defense in President Quezon’s cabinet and then later went on to become the military adviser of the war cabinet. He was also known for designing the pontoon bridges utilized by the Allied Forces during World War II, which proved to be a critical factor in their success. I hope that like Melchor and our other predecessors, we find our own way in serving our nation.
The journey to the future would certainly not be an easy ride, but what can a shred of passion and determination not conquer and achieve? We might encounter hardships and difficulties, but every time we fall, every time we fail, let us get back right up and continue on with our lives. Giving up is not in the vocabulary of a UP engineering student – we have learned that the hard way. We are engineers. We innovate. We think outside the box. When one door closes, or when all doors close, you could still go through the windows, or dig an underground tunnel.
As we go our separate ways, let us not forget the UP values of honor and excellence and our college’s motto: “knowledge, progress, and service.” May these values guide us Iskolars ng bayan as we serve our beloved country.
Now, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have made it possible for us to be here right now.
Thank you to our professors and instructors who have taught us with their best effort, just to ensure that they mold the best set of engineers that they possibly can. You undoubtedly gave us a hard time in ES 1, ES 12, ES 13, ES 1 again, ES 21, ChE 1X2, MatE 1X1, EEE 5X, CS 133, CE 15X, IE 142, ME 188, MetE 198, GE 117, EM 157, and a whole lot more, but we now understand it’s all for a reason. Thank you for your guidance and we’ll never forget you as we move on to the next phase of our lives. I’m sure you’re all happy seeing us wearing our sablays. Let’s give a warm round of applause to our mentors.
Thank you to our friends and orgmates who have been with us in the good times and more importantly, the bad times. Thank you for the batch dinners and movies after terrorizing exams, study sessions at coffee houses, overnights to finish schoolwork and projects, and random eat-outs at Maginhawa and Katipunan. I’m glad to say we did not only get our undergraduate degrees in college, but we also gained friends for a lifetime. This is not goodbye as we will surely keep in touch and see each other again.
Moreover, I would like to thank our parents who have supported us every step of the way. You are our inspiration in life. A quote says “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” You did your part, and we are here now because of your love and guidance from the moment we were born. Please continue to support us a few months more as some of us are still reviewing for the Board exams or still looking for jobs. Very soon, you’ll have your first or another young professional, and we will be living testimonies to your efforts and sacrifices. This graduation is for you. Let’s also give a warm round of applause to our parents.
And of course, I would like to thank the Almighty One for this wonderful blessing! He guided us to where we are right now, and for that, He is the best engineer of all.
To my fellow graduates, congratulations to all of us. We finally did it guys! This is worth all our sleepless nights studying for our exams, doing our homework, machine and design problems, theses, plant designs, and a lot of other countless things that we have gone through. Just remember to believe in yourself, because everyone else in this auditorium believes that you can do great things in your life. Do not let others limit what you can do. And as I end, let me share to you my favorite quote by E.E. Cummings. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” Just be yourself and everything will be fine.
Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoyed the evening. Mabuhay ang mga bagong Inhenyero ng bayan!”
Application for Shifting/Transfer to the College
First Semester, 2015-2016
• Secure the application form at Rm. 204 Admin Office, College of Engineering. The Admin staff will give you the form and the payment slip or you can download the form thru coe website: http://coe.upd.edu.ph/admission/.
• Fill-up the form.
• Bring the payment slip at the UP Cash Office beside PNB building and pay the corresponding fee of P30.00 per application. If thru online application, bring the form at the UP Cash Office and pay the fee of P 30.00.
• Go back/Proceed to Admin Office and submit the accomplished application form and other required documents (TCG, Letter Intention to Shift & other documents) and the official receipt of payment.
• Follow up the results by calling our hotline 920-8860 or UP Trunkline # 981- 8500 local 3104 beginning 1st week of July.
DATE OF SUBMISSION:
May 4 – 29, 2015 -
Releasing &submission of application forms with letter of intent
&TCG from 1st Year until 1st Sem.,2014-2015
June 1 – 11, 2015 – Submission of complete grades or TCG of 2nd Sem., 2014-2015
(If enrolled), applicable only to those with application form
submitted last May 4-29, 2015.
June 1 – 30, 2015 – Submission of application forms for applicants for transfer from
other schools including 2nd degree students at the University
June 8-16, 2015 – Submission of application forms from Engineering course to
other Engineering course (Midyear)
July 15-31, 2015 – Submission of application forms from Engineering course to
other Engineering course (1st Sem., 2015-2016)
NOTE: NONE SUBMISSION OF COMPLETE GRADES INCLUDING GRADES OF 2ND SEMESTER, 2014-2015 OR INCOMPLETE GRADES WILL RESULTS TO DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE APPLICATIONS THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED:
• Application form.
• True Copy of Grades (TCG) duly signed by the College Secretary. CRS grades not acceptable.
• Letter addressed to the Department Chair/Director stating the reason for shifting/transferring.
DEGREE PROGRAM DEPARTMENT/INSTITUTE CHAIR/DIRECTOR
BS ChE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Dr. Rizalinda L. De Leon
BS CE INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING Dr. Ricardo G. Sigua (Director)
BS CS DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Dr. Prospero C. Naval, Jr.
BS EE/BS ECE/ BSCoE ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENG’G. INSTITUTE Dr. John Richard E. Hizon(Director)
BS GE DEPARTMENT OF GEODETIC ENGINEERING Dr. Ariel C. Blanco
BS IE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Prof. Lowell L. Lorenzo
BS ME DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Dr. Menandro S. Berana
BS EM/BS MatE/ BS MetE
DEPARTMENT OF MINING, METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Dr. http://coe.upd.edu.ph/2015/04/28/application-for-shiftingtransfer-to-the-college-first-semester-2015-2016/Magdaleno R. Vasquez, Jr.
Additional documents for BS ME/ BS MatE/ BS MetE/ BS EM Program
• Letter of consent from parent/guardian
• Career assessment report from Office of Counseling and Guidance