faculty leads national confab
free instructional technology training
Mechanical Engineering faculty of De La Salle University-Manila
led the paper presentation session of the 49th Phi-lippine
Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME) National Annual Convention
at the Manila Midtown Hotel on October 18-20.
The theme of this year’s convention was “Empowering the Mechanical
Engineer Towards Professional Excellence.” It is aimed at
properly equipping the nation’s mechanical engineers into
becoming more competitive in the face of a globally open market.
Dr. Manuel Belino, chair of the ME Department, and Dr. Aida
Velasco, Business Management faculty and former COE dean,
spoke on the convention’s theme.
Dubbed as “The Learning Convention,” the event provided the
engineers with the technical know-how, making it possible
for them to compete in the global workplace. Lined up in the
national convention were innovative technical presentations,
seminars, and industrial plant tours.
During the convention, the ME faculty members presented a
total of 15 papers.
In the convention’s Innovention contest, ME students bagged
the first and fourth prizes. Reinnal Rosales, Jian Carlo Alana,
Mark Mendoza, and Leonard Tan won the first prize for their
invention, the Solar-LPG Powered Tricycle. Due to the rising
pollution along with the rapid increase of petroleum prices,
the idea of a hybrid tricycle using renewable type of energy,
specifically solar energy, and a much cheaper type of fuel
such as LPG, arose from this team.
Terence Jason Gocheco, Chester So, John Paul de Jesus, and
Chris Rumel Kho got the fourth prize for their invention of
Integrated Control System and Strategy for a Hybrid Electric
Vehicle. A pioneering research effort in the field of mechatronics
in the University, the research project involves the automation
of an existing hybrid electric vehicle set-up.
Faculty advisers of the winning entries were Laurence Gan
Lim, vice chair of the Department, and Godofredo Salazar.
COE Vice Dean Efren de la Cruz co-organized the said Innovention
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