Manufacturing Engineering and Management


Looking Back 2014

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Bed Project

DLSU MEM Students Donate Beds to Hospicio de San Jose
-Jillian Day

(From(L-R) Phillip Vallar, Kean Peralta, Lloyd Cabacungan, Rex Reyes, Nicolai Briones, Samantha Rice, Cris Villanueva, Joshua Samio, ., Mr Siegfried Lopez)

De La Salle University's Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) students have donated beds to Hospicio de San Jose-- an old orphanage in Quiapo, Manila that gives home to abandoned children, elderly people, and persons with disabilities. The beds that were donated are very useful for the orphanage's limited space because the beds were developed to maximize space and were designed for it to be capable of being transformed into benches. These beds were made during a welding class of the 112 MEM students. They were supervised by Mr. Siegfried Lopez, a faculty member from the MEM Department.

The success of the project shows how Lasallians apply the things that they have learned in order to be an achiever for God and our country. Indeed, these students shows how the virtues of faith, excellence, and zeal for service should be internalized as part of giving back to all the blessings that we receive, and as driven by our love for God, and concern to others.

Students moving the beds from the truck to the orphanage

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Christmas Drive Write Up

SME Christmas Drive: The True Spirit of Christmas
-Lawrence Lin

Students genuinely smile as they donate to the Christmas Drive

Christmas is a season of Love and Joy because of the birth of a baby boy who would give us the gift of eternal life. It has also become a season of giving and sharing one’s blessings and happiness to everyone, last November 10-21,2014, members of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) had a Christmas drive which offers Lasallians an avenue to extend a helping hand by just donating 30PHP which entitles them to give gifts in the form of school materials, comprising notebooks and pencils, to the “Kuya Center”. It was wonderful to see the enthusiastic and generous hearts of the people donating for a noble cause. Indeed, the spirit of Christmas was in every student who came one after the other and had a smile on their face as they contributed to the Christmas drive. This was also a way for SME to give back to the society, for students normally focus on themselves because of the heavy academic load and numerous co curricular affiliations that they tend to forget to give back and appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. Moreover, this activity gave students a chance to help and experience how good it feels to know that they were able to support children in need. This is how Lasallian live up to their core values, with these kind of project, giving back is easier and made more interesting and definitely fun!

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Lasaltech Write Up

-Lawrence Lin and Albert Ponce

DLSU students participate in LSTA's 4th Foundation Day. (From R-L) Karmelo Carranza, Marie Tuason, Lawrence Lin, Albert Ponce, Phillip Vallar

All the way from Manila, five students from De La Salle University Manila’s Society of Manufacturing Engineers were invited to Nueva Ecija by Brother Gene Tianco FSC to participate in Nuevolution: Lasaltech Academy’s 4th foundation day last January 21, 2015. Phillip Vallar, Marie Tuason, Lawrence Lin, Albert Ponce, and Karmelo Carranza were warmly welcomed by Lasaltech Academy’s students, teachers, principals, and president, Mr. Jorge Aguilar. They were truly amazed with the institution’s passion in providing quality education to the Nuevo Ecijanos. The five delegates were given the privilege to be the judges for the Inter-school Battle of The Brains hosted by Lasaltech Academy, where students from various grade schools and high schools in Nueva Ecija got to compete while promoting teamwork and camaraderie among students and faculty. Apart from the inter-school quiz bee, the DLSU students’ robotics exhibit that engaged young pupils into the appreciation of technology further complemented the fun-filled foundation celebration of Lasaltech Academy. The students from DLSU and the members of the LSTA community are truly grateful for Bro. Gene for giving them the opportunity to inspire future innovators of our country and are hoping for more collaborative efforts in shaping the future of today.

This was the perfect opportunity for DLSU students to inspire the young innovators of the country. Teaching minds, touchings hearts and transforming lives. Lasaliian Achievers for God and country.

Karlo Carranza assisting the kids with the robot

Bro. Gene Tianco, FSC accompanied the students from going to LSTA and going back to DLSU.

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General Assembly

SME-nute to Win It, An assembly that makes everyone superbly bubbly
-Lloyd Ven Dell T. Cabacuñgan

Last January 29, 2014, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) held their third general assembly with the theme of ‘SME-nute to Win It’. It was a night filled with fun and games that was hosted by our very own Kevin Lee and Benedict Dy. That night was exciting since the members energetically participated in the games with the other batches as well as with their blockmates. Penny Delfin remained the reigning champion on SME’s very own game named ‘SME-numerator’ after several difficult categories. The general assembly was not all about games but it was also a time for the organization to update its members for the upcoming activities and reminisce on the past activities. The night ended with all the members sharing dinner and chitchatting with their blockmates whom they have not seen for a while.

Special events such as this are organized in order to strengthen the bond between its members especially with the officers. This will help them relieve the stress they experience in their academic world. This event also reunited the upper batches since they are already taking their OJT. Truly, this event is special for every member of the organization.

Members having fun watching the games

An intermission number performed by the members

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Calendar Shift


Image from The Lasallian

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