DLSU Eco Car Team launches new eco cars for 2018 Shell Eco Marathon

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As part of its commitment to advance sustainable and renewable technology, De La Salle University’s Eco Car Team (ECT) unveiled its latest eco vehicles last January 26.

The cars, “Bumakaya,” meaning “one load roar,” and “Imakadiwa,” which translates to “relentless warrior,” will take part in the upcoming 2018 Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) in Singapore.

According to the team, the cars are 30-40% lighter, makes use of more exotic materials, are more aerodynamic, and have improved weight distribution.

The student-led ECT has been competing regularly in Shell Eco Marathon since 2011. It has won two championships: for the category, Urban Concept Car (Battery Electric) in 2015 and the Drivers World Championship (Asia) in 2017.

ECT has also won several first runner-up awards: In 2014, for the Urban Concept Car  (Battery Electric) and Urban Concept Car (gasoline); and in 2016, for Urban Concept Car (gasoline).

DLSU hosts Stanford University Dean for big data short course and roundtable discussion on women in technology

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De La Salle University, with support from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), hosted the dean of Stanford University’s School of Engineering, Prof. Jennifer Widom, who has embarked on the Asian leg of her global advocacy to provide free training on big data, particularly for the youth and women in developing countries.

Big data is the systematic analysis of large volumes of data and statistics in order to uncover patterns and correlations that will, in turn, produce usable insights for business managers, policy makers, and other stakeholders.

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The course was held at the University’s Henry Sy, Sr. Hall last January 23 to 26 to an audience of about 400 senior high school and college students, faculty, and professionals.

Prof. Widom is a computer science professor and Massive Open Online Course pioneer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She has co-authored four academic textbooks, providing students with a beginning and advanced introduction to database systems. Her books have been utilized at the junior, senior and graduate levels in Computer Science.

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She capped her DLSU visit with a roundtable discussion on the topic “Women and Technology,” attended by leading women from industry, the academe, and government. Among those who joined her were Senator Risa Hontiveros, consultant for ASEAN University Network and DLSU Society of University Fellows member Dr. Wyona Patalinghug, Department of Science and Technology Assistance Secretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra, as well as administrators and faculty of DLSU, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Philippine Science High School, and executives from Accenture, Inc.

The discussion focused on inclusivity and equal representation of women in the fields of sciences and technology. It also touched upon the personal experiences of the participants, including how they balance career and family roles.

 

DLSU at the FDI International Arbitration Moot

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De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) was named the Top 3 Highest Ranked Team in the Global Finals of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot competition held in Boston, Massachusetts last November 2 to 5.

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104 schools worldwide were part of the competition. Two oralists from DLSU COL Julia Pineda and Rob Concepcion ranked 2nd and 3rd highest advocates respectively for the competition. The team received support and instruction from the DLSU College of Law and were coached by two international law practitioners Foreign Attorney  Dr. Harald Sippel and New York Attorney Amanda Lee.

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The FDI Arbitration Moot is an annual competition organized by the Center for International Legal Studies in cooperation with the following founding institutions: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts (FDI 2017 Host School); Pepperdine University Law School Malibu, California; Centre of European Law, King’s College London; and the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Frankfurt/Cologne, Germany.

 

Jack Ma shares thoughts on success, social advocacy with DLSU students

 

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Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma encouraged De La Salle University students to continue finding opportunities despite constant failures in an open dialogue last October 25 at the University’s Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium. 

Sharing that he was not a great student as he failed a number of times in his entrance exams, from primary school to middle school to college, he said that they should pursue the dream they are most passionate about. He likewise shared his insights and experiences about success and failures, the future of entrepreneurship, and his advocacy on social development.

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“How can young people have opportunities? We should enable them by technology and we should improve the education system,” he said, as he noted the importance of constant learning and development.

In his conversation with DLSU students, he highlighted the importance of UN social development goals and mission and responsibility. He also shared some words of encouragement with the audience, which was comprised of students, educators, and leaders in the business sector.

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Best known for his innovation in e-commerce, Ma has received numerous awards from prestigious global institutions such as the “2015 Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Asian Awards and the “2009 CCTV Economic Person of the Year Award:  Business Leader of the Decade Award.” In addition, Ma was named 30th Most Powerful Person in the World” by Forbes Magazine in 2014, “Business Person of the Year” by Business Week in 2005, and “World’s 100 Most Influential People” by Time Magazine in 2009.

As a leader and philanthropist, he has supported and served in various advocacy and socio-civic organizations which include: being the Founder of the Jack Ma Foundation, Co-Chairman of Paradise Foundation, Special Adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business, United Nations Special Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, and Member of the Global Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy.

During the event, DLSU honored Ma by awarding him an honorary degree in Technopreneurship, honoris causa. “This is a great university with a long history and a great mission, and the thing that I feel most excited about is that this university carries the SDG or the Sustainable Development Goals. As one of the UN’s advocate for that, I feel extremely happy for our school to continue this mission,” he said.

Other notable personalities who have received honorary degrees from DLSU in the past years include Nobel Laureate for Physics David Jonathan Gross, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Richard Heck, former Timor-Leste President and Nobel Laureate for Peace Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Laureate for Economics Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate for Economics Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa, former President of Poland and Nobel Laureate for Peace Lech Walesa, Nobel Laureate for Medicine Torsten Wiesel, former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Ada Yonath.

 

Civil Engineering Faculty at the PICE NCR 14th Regional Technical Conference

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Prof. Andres Winston C. Oreta delivered a lecture on “Learning Seismic Retrofitting Methods and Practices from Japan” at the 14th Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) NCR Regional Technical Conference held on Oct. 6-7, 2017 at the AVR, Valenzuela City Hall, Vallenzuela City. The conference, hosted by the PICE North MM Chapter with Prof. Dr. Victor Macam, Jr as president had a theme, “Civil Engineers: Serving the Nation & Sustaining Development.”

Engr. Frederick Sison, CE Dept. Professional Lecturer and past president of Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) also delivered a lecture on “Updates on the National Structural Code of the Philippines.

The conference was attended by PICE members from various MM chapters – Manila, Makati, Quezin City and East and North Metro Manila. There were 15 lectures on various topics – CPD, BIM, Codes, Retrofitting, Construction Management, Pile Dynamics, Gender Sensitivity, Transportation Engineering, Fire Technology Occupational Safety and Water Resources.

Original post can be found here.

 

DLSU researchers from Civil Engineering receive awards for transport studies

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DLSU students and faculty at the 10th Annual Conference of the Asian Transportation Research Society held last August 18 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Civil Engineering students and faculty of DLSU recently won awards for their research papers on transportation engineering at the 10th Annual Conference of the Asian Transportation Research Society held last August 18 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

The best paper presentation awards went to two researches: 1) “Impact Analysis of Aerial Ropeway Transport System as a Form of Mass Transportation in Baguio City” written by Alessandra Francesca Estrella, Anna Kristina Mendoza, Mel Anthony Mendoza, Kim Sanchez, Dr. Alexis Fillone, Dr. Maria Cecilia Paringit, and Dr. Nicanor Roxas, Jr.;  and 2) “Jeepney Service Operation and Demand in Baguio City” written by Lovely Ranosa, Dr. Alexis Fillone, and Mark De Guzman.

Transportation Science Society of the Philippines and DLSU full professor, Dr. Alexis Fillone, discussed “Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Philippines: The Case of Earthquakes” and presented a paper on behalf of Rañosa.

 A total of 6 technical papers were presented from the Philippines, all of which were from DLSU.

Focusing on the theme “Transportation for a Better Life: Mobility and Road Safety Managements,” the conference was attended by more than 200 participants coming from the Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.

 The conference discussed issues regarding road safety regulations, accident awareness, and additional objectives in line with the existing millennium development goals initiated by the United

 

14th Lasallian Scholarum Awards honor outstanding coverage of youth and education stories

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From left: DLSU Office for Strategic Communications Executive Director Johannes Leo Badillo, University Student Government President Mikee de Vega, Yellow Boat of Hope Co-Founder Jay Jaboneta, and Mr. Miguel Lima representing Sen. Sonny Angara.

 

The Board of Judges meeting for this year’s Lasallian Scholarum Awards (LSA) themed “@youthPHL: Empowering the next generation through stories on youth & education” culminated last September 18 in De La Salle University, Manila.

This year’s Board of Judges is composed of Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, Al Jareera English News Correspondent Marga Ortigas, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. Trustee Raissa Posadas-Hechanova, Yellow Boat of Hope Co-Founder Jay Jaboneta, and DLSU University Student Government President Mikee De Vega.

Now on its 14th year, the Lasallian Scholarum Awards aims to give recognition to outstanding coverage of youth and education stories by professional and campus journalists.

 The LSA has seven categories.  For nationally circulated publications featuring youth and education concerns, the categories are 1) Outstanding feature article; 2) Outstanding column article; 3) Outstanding photograph; 4) and Outstanding feature story on De La Salle University.

 The other categories are outstanding feature on youth and education appearing in 5) National broadcast; 6) Campus publications, and 7) Online publications. 

 Awardees will receive a sculpture designed by renowned artist Daniel Dela Cruz. The LSA will take place this October 23, 11 am, at De La Salle University.

 

DLSU, Maynilad partner on sustainable water management

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From left: Maynilad Water Academy Executive Director Rodora Gamboa, Maynilad Senior Vice President Patrick Gregorio, DLSU Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Dr. Raymond Tan; Chemical Engineering Full Professor Dr. Michael Promentilla

 

De La Salle University and Maynilad Water Services Inc. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to undertake collaborative research projects that aim to address sustainable water management in the country.

The MOU between DLSU and Maynilad was signed last September 4 at the DLSU Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, in conjunction with a workshop for the project “Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future” (NexCities) attended by international partners as well as members of the academic and industry sectors.

The parties pledged full cooperation with one another to enhance their respective research capabilities in water and wastewater management.

In the MOU, DLSU cited its aim to create a comprehensive support structure for research by establishing connections with industry partners and fostering research collaboration and creative activities with the industrial community.

For its part, Maynilad expressed its desire to strengthen research partnership and linkages with the academic community by establishing activities aimed at promoting sustainable water management.

The signatories of the MOU were Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Dr. Raymond Tan; Chemical Engineering Full Professor Dr. Michael Promentilla, who is the project leader of NexCities; Maynilad Water Academy Executive Director Rodora Gamboa; and Maynilad Senior Vice President Patrick Gregorio.

UAAP 80 Schedule of DLSU Games

Here’s the UAAP Season 80 schedule of DLSU games as of September 6, 2017.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, SUNDAY
10:00am – FEU vs W.Basketball  – MoA Arena
04:00pm – FEU vs M.Basketball  – MoA Arena
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – W.Basketball  vs NU – Araneta Coliseum
02:00pm – M.Basketball vs NU – Araneta Coliseum
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017, WEDNESDAY
08:00am – Adamson vs W.Basketball – MoA Arena
04:00pm – Adamson vs M.Basketball  – MoA Arena
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017, THURSDAY
08:00am – UST vs M.Badminton – RMSC
01:00pm – Adamson vs W.Badminton – RMSC
SEPTEMBER 23, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – Table Tennis Tournament Round 1 Day 1 – UP Gym
08:00am – W.Basketball  vs UP – MoA Arena
08:00am – Adamson vs M.Badminton – RMSC
01:00pm – UP vs W.Badminton – RMSC
04:00pm – M.Basketball vs UP – MoA Arena
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017, SUNDAY
08:00am – Ateneo vs M.Badminton – RMSC
08:00am – Table Tennis Tournament Round 1 Day 2 – UP Gym
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017, FRIDAY
01:00pm – W.Badminton vs UST – RMSC
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – Table Tennis Tournament Round 2 Day 1 – UP Gym
08:00am – W.Basketball  vs UST – Araneta Coliseum
08:00am – M.Badminton vs UE – RMSC
01:00pm – W.Badminton vs UE – RMSC
02:00pm – M.Basketball  vs UST – Araneta Coliseum
OCTOBER 1, 2017, SUNDAY
08:00am – Table Tennis Tournament Round 2 Day 2 – UP Gym
08:00am – M.Badminton vs NU – RMSC
01:00pm – W.Badminton vs Ateneo – RMSC
OCTOBER 4, 2017, WEDNESDAY
03:00pm or 10am – Ateneo vs W.Basketball – Blue Eagle Gym
04:00pm – UE vs M.Basketball – Araneta Coliseum
OCTOBER 5, 2017, THURSDAY
08:00am – M.Badminton vs UP – RMSC
01:00pm – NU vs W.Badminton – RMSC
OCTOBER 7, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – M.Badminton Semifinals 1 – RMSC
10:00am – UE vs W.Basketball  – MoA Arena
01:00pm – W.Badminton Semifinals 1 – RMSC
OCTOBER 8, 2017, SUNDAY
08:00am – M.Badminton Semifinals 2 – RMSC
01:00pm – W.Badminton Semifinals 2 – RMSC
04:00pm – Ateneo vs M.Basketball – MoA Arena
OCTOBER 12, 2017, THURSDAY
08:00am – Swimming Meet Day 1 – Rizal Memorial Sports Complex
OCTOBER 13, 2017, FRIDAY
08:00am – Swimming Meet Day 2 – Rizal Memorial Sports Complex
OCTOBER 14, 2017, SATURDAY
08:00am – Swimming Meet Day 3 – Rizal Memorial Sports Complex
OCTOBER 15, 2017, SUNDAY
08:00am – Swimming Meet Day 4 – Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

 

 

DLSU and DOST-PCIEERD host NexCities workshop

 

 

De La Salle University (DLSU) and the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) hosted the “Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future” (NexCities) workshop last September 4 at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

The event was held in conjunction with the Newton Fund– Research Councils UK Project (RCUK). Representatives from the British Council, Newton Fund, Research Council UK, University of Surrey, University of Nottingham, and Maynilad were also collaborators for this event.

The NexCities project aims to develop a new concept of Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in future cities that would help in identifying factors involved in energy and resource efficient wastewater management for improved water resources, enhanced water quality, sustainable food production using recycled nutrients, and positive social impact.

The workshop aims to provide a venue for knowledge exchange among researchers and stakeholders from water utility agencies, civil societies, local government units, and other relevant sectors.

 

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