By: Jamie Louisette Roberto
Two teams from the UPLB Department of Industrial Engineering once again bagged top spots in two separate competitions — IExplore: Case Study Competition and Inter-university Quiz Contest. On the last week of January, both teams were hailed as first runner up in their respective competitions.
The team composed of Alyssa Gabrielle Camacho, Charmaine Laureano, Jamie Louiesette Roberto, and Arielle Yap, with Engr. Alan Marco S. Mercado as the faculty-in-charge, bested 7 other participating teams in the annual case study competition organized by The UP Circle of Industrial Engineering Majors (UP CIEM). On the 24th of January, the team was awarded certificates and received cash prize.
The case study competition is a part of the week-long event of this year’s IEshikawa installment. On top of that, the students also participated in other programs such as Workshop, Plenary Talk, and Career Fair.
On the other hand, the UPLB Quiz Team vied to earn a spot in the top three during the recently concluded regional quiz contest held last January 31. The team comprised of John Mark Gill Andal, Charmaine Laureano, Jamie Louiesette Roberto, and Yzzan Mae Souribio successfully landed in 2nd place, securing them a chance to contend in the PIIE National Student Congress. The team was coached by Asst. Prof. Angelo Ani.
This quiz competition was arranged by PIIE-Calabarzon as a part of their 11th Regional Student Congress with the theme “I-Elevate: Levelling-up your Game as Future Industrial Leaders.”
Last year, UPLB Teams also prevailed in the said competitions as they placed 2nd in the quiz contest and brought home the championship in the case study competition.