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Philippines’ Sikat II places third in world solar car race

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – Sikat II placed third in the Adventure Class of the 2013 World Solar Challenge after travelling six days from Darwin to Adelaide.

The Philippines’ representative to the most prestigious solar car racing event travelled a total of 2,487 solar kilometers, beating Hong Kong, Turkey, USA, and two teams from Japan. Australia’s Aurora Evolution placed first while Chile’s Antakari landed second place in the same category.

A solar kilometer is the distance traveled by a vehicle relying solely on the sun’s energy.

Sikat II completed the 3,000 km journey!

Finally, Sikat II has reached the end of timing stop. They have completed the 3000 km journey! Congratulations! Animo La Salle!

Sikat II arrives at the final control stop at Port Augusta

Sikat II arrives at the final control stop at Port Augusta. Next stop: Adelaide!

Sikat II seeks podium finish in world solar race on October 11

GLENDAMBO, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The Philippines’ Sikat II has reached eight of the nine control stops of the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC), the global solar car race currently being held in the Australian continent.

The country’s representative to the biennial event travelled a total of 2,171 solar miles, keeping its third place ranking in the Adventure Class. A solar mile is the distance traveled by a vehicle relying solely on the sun’s energy.

Sikat II is expected to reach the finish line in Adelaide on October 11. 

Sikat II in 3rd place as world solar race enters second stage

Race Day 3: Sikat II has arrived at the third control stop at Alice Springs at 4:15pm. Sikat II has travelled approx 1250 kms.

Alice Springs, Australia ‐ The Philippines’ Sikat II is currently in 3rd place in its class as the World Solar Challenge (WSC) enters the second stage of the competition on October 9.

Sikat II has traveled 1,267 solar miles since the biennial solar car race kicked off in Darwin on Sunday. Solar miles is the distance traveled by the car relying solely on the sun’s power.

The solar car did not experience problems in the first half of the journey, except for system re‐calibrations.

Sikat II gets pole position in World Solar Challenge

The Philippines is race-ready

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA — Sikat II, the country’s representative to the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia, reached another milestone when it placed first in its class during the qualifying round of the world’s biggest solar car competition held at Hidden Valley Raceway on October 5.

The Philippines clocked 2:30.53, beating closest competitor Team Aurora of Australia which timed 2:32.95. There are five other solar cars participating in the Adventure class.

This achievement earned Sikat II the pole position in the biennial meet, beginning October 6 in this Northern Territory city and will end in Adelaide on October 11.  It covers 3,021 kilometers of the Australian Outback.

A Lecture on Magnetoresistance Effect in Semiconductors by Dr. Michael Delmo | September 26, 2013

THE PHYSICS PROFESSIONAL Learning Community (PLC), invites everyone to an inter-disciplinary presentation on Magnetic Sensors: the Dirtier, the Better entitled, “Large Magnetoresistance Effect in Highly Disordered Semiconductors” by Dr. Michael Delmo of the Physics Department.  He recently completed his Ph.D at Kyoto University and Post-Doctorate at Osaka University.  This will be held on Sept. 26, 2013 (Thursday), 4:30-5:30, at SJ-504.

Sensors for data acquisition are very popular in industry and research.  This presentation will interest students and faculty in engineering, sciences, computer science and education.

DLSU’s Improved Sikat II to compete in 26th World Solar Challenge

All photos courtesy of Agnes Tan Jaiphen

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SIKAT II was launched at its send-off as the country’s official participant to the 2013 World Solar Challenge, which will be held this October at Darwin, Australia.

The team is comprised of 50 mechanical and electrical engineering students plus six faculty members from De La Salle University. Additional improvements, which took a grueling seven months to complete, were applied to Sikat II. The vehicle was subject to test runs at Basa Airbase and SCTEX to ensure optimum performance.

Research Program Workshop Lecture Series by Dr. Donald Huisingh | August 8 & 16, 2013

THE ERDT (Engineering Research and Development for Technology), in cooperation with the Industrial Engineering Department of the Gokongwei College of Engineering, cordially invites everyone to Research Program Workshop Lecture Series by Dr. Donald Huisingh. 

The lecture entitled, “Sustainability Lecture and Manuscript Writing Workshop” (Part 1) will be held on August 8, 2013 (Thursday) at 6:00-9:00 p.m, Andrew Hall 1103.

Part 2 is entitled, Manuscript Writing Workshop” which will be held on August 16, 2013 (Friday) at 2:00-5:00 p.m, Andrew Hall 1103. 

DLSU holds free SIGWA Weather Workshop | August 2-3, 2013

THE DE LA SALLE University Air Weather Observation System (DLSU-AWOS) under the Office of the Vice Chancellor Office for Research and Innovation Challenge Grant Project, University Research Coordination Office, and the DLSU Center for Natural Science and Environmental Research will be holding its 1st Workshop on the Students Involved in Geophysical, Weather, and Atmospheric studies (SIGWA) on August 2-3, 2013, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the 20th floor of Andrew Building Multi-Purpose Hall.

Based on the K-12 curriculum, we are going to train (2) Science teachers who are handling Grade 6, 8, and 9 specifically on topics pertaining to Weather patterns in the Philippines, Understanding Typhoons, and Climate. For those who have no background, there will be another workshop for beginners.

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