UIC-EA Tops 7th Engineering Congress; Bags 7 Major Awards
Kevin Jay P. Adaya
UIC dominates the 7th Engineering Congress of the Council of Deans of Engineering Education
(CODEE) Region XI by bagging seven major awards: 4 in Design Project category; 1 in Scientific research
poster; 2 in Mr. and Ms. Engineering Pageant, last March 11-12, 2015 held at Gaisano Mall of Tagum,
The “3D Prototype Printer”Project by Kristian Marc Albos, Aries Othniel Ferrer, Arn Derick Pasola
and Vincent Singcol, all 5th year Computer Engineering students was hailed champion for the Commercial
category with high distinction from the judges for achieving the highest rating out of all design projects.
Other major awards include: Champion, “Robotic arm Exoskeleton Controller”
(Industrial/Biomedical category) by Francis Dennis Acquiat, Sylvester Louie Dumagan, Kymm Al exis Paña
and Joniel Jansen Tesara; 1
strunner-up, ”Unmanned Lawn mower” ( Agricultural category) by Nikko Adriel
Dongalo, Marben Labonete and Rowel Legal; 2nd runner-up, “Scantron (Optical answering sheet)
Dispenser” (Educational category) by Melchor Garcia, Jezzaline Joy Ocon and Anna Vieve Trazona; 2nd
runner-up, “Automated PCB Drilling Machine” (Industrial category) by Ryan James Armada, Gerard Jess
Obligacion and Raj Torremocha; 2nd runner-up among 17 contenders, “Rainwater Treatment System”
(Scientific research poster) by Harly Me Segovia, Danica Wyn Estomata, Christine Joy Concepcion and
Janice Raganas; 2nd runner-up, Mr. Engineering 2015, Lloyd Camino; and Most Eloquent Award, Ms.
Engineering 2015, Glazylyn Palo.
Albos shared that their inspiration in coming up with theirproject is their parents. Also,theydidn’t
expect to win on the said exhibit considering the number of entries, hence they still joined for they
believed that it is a good opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience. When asked of few tips he could
give to next year’s batch, Albos pointed this: “Always believe in yourselves and in your project. Never lose
hope and always trust and pray to God, for He will always find a way.”
The two-day event was participated by different Engineering schools namely: University of the
Immaculate Conception, headed by the Program Dean and Secretary of CODEE-XI, Engr. Emma
Concepcion Fuentes, University of Mindanao Tagum Campus and St. Mary’s College of Tagum, which
served as the Host schools for this year’s congress, Ateneo de Davao University, University of Mindanao
Main Campus, University of Southeastern Philippines, Holy Cross of Davao College, St. John Paul II College
of Davao, MATS school of Technology, STI, and many more.
Engineering Congress is an annual event done and participated by the Council of Deans
of Engineering Education and various Engineering schools.