voted president of international ergonomics society
Aida Licaros-Velasco, Industrial Engineering faculty, was
elected president of the South East Asian Ergonomics Society
last November 28 during the triennial meeting of the association
in Singapore. Her term of office will be until 2003.
society, which aims to promote ergonomics in Asia, is a council
member of the International Ergonomics Association, a federation
of all ergonomics societies around the world.
(or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned
with the understanding of the interactions among humans and
other elements of a system, and the profession that applies
theoretical principles, data, and methods to design.
of ergonomics contribute to the planning, design and evaluation
of tasks, jobs, products, organizations, environments, and
systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities,
and limitations of people. The three domains of ergonomics
are physical, cognitive, and organizational.
the conference, Velasco alsotalked on the Filipino female
workers’ anthropometry. Co-faculty Rosemarie Seva also presented
her study, “ Computer Task Fatigue Analysis.”
Engineers win SIBOL Award
recent Industrial Engineer (IE) graduates, Marie Sheila Tan,
Paul Michael Tagle, and Michael Jimeno Tuason, won second
place in the National Inventors’ Week 2000-Sibol Awards Category.
contest was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology
and the Technology Application and Promotion Institute.
The Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, in cooperation
with the Sanggunian ng Filipino, donated
to DLSU-Manila an initial installment of
60 books (out of 100) covering various disciplines
and translated into Filipino.
reference materials are meant for college
students enrolled in various degree programs
who are taking up Filipino as part of their
course requirements. Dr. Isagani Cruz, Chair
of the Departamento ng Literatura at Wikang
Filipino, receives the books for La Salle.
“An Ergonomic Design of a Hollow Block Machine,” the team’s
thesis was on exhibit at the Philippine Trade Center from
November 11 to 15. The thesis covers the redesigning of the
hollow block machine, which pertaines to the reduction and
elimination of noise, vibration, and wrong postures, along
with the stress and “on-work/after-work” pains.
Tan and Tuason are part-time faculty of the IE Department.
Salle hosts ME students conference
2nd Mechanical Engineering Students Conference (NCR) was held
on November 17-18 at De La Salle University-Manila. With the
theme, “Today’s Empowered ME Students, Tomorrow’s Responsible
Engineers,” the conference was attended by 150 students from
14 universities and colleges in the National Capital Region.
activities were done such as talks by outstanding Filipino
mechanical engineers, student paper presentations, curriculum
workshops, board examinations and course opportunities, an
“egg-glider” design contest, socials, and a tour of the College
of Engineering laboratories.
conference was organized by the ME Department, headed by Dr.
Manuel Belino, chair and faculty adviser, and the Mechanical
Engineering Society, chaired and co-chaired by Mark Erickson
Sy and Ahmad Manala-o, respectively, in cooperation with ME
student organizations of the Mapua Institute of Technology
and Don Bosco Technical College.