FOR THE FOURTH time in history, MSU-IIT grabs the top spot in the Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Exam with Earl Dave M. Tulabing scoring 86.15 percent.
Taking second spot is another MSU-IIT examinee Dexter R. Madjos who scored 83.25 percent. Madjos shares second spot with UP-Diliman’s Bryan Patrick Carrasco.
Three other MSU-IIT examinees made it to the top 10: Lorenz Carl Flores, sixth place with 81.20 percent score, Advent Fel R. Bañez, 9th place with 80.35 percent, and at tenth place with a score of 80.15 percent is Isabela Psalm C. Torcende.
MSU-IIT placed second as top performing school in the said board exam; Mapua University-Manila came in first, and UP-Diliman, third.
Tulabing was one of the 94 examinees who took the exam that was given in various testing centers in the country on October 15-17, 2019. Seventy-nine (79) were first time takers and 15 were repeaters.
MSU-IIT has been rewarding its high-performing students in licensure exams and the five topnotchers will be receiving cash prizes from MSU-IIT.
WITH THE INSTITUTE’S priority of ensuring that the engineering and technology academic programs of MSU-IIT will be optimally relevant to industry practices, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, through FAB LAB Mindanao, hosted the Industry Lecture on Design for Manufacturing on August 29, 2019 at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics.
The industry lecture was conducted by the founder and CEO of Vaquform, Mr. John Truman Tan. An industrial designer and a lecturer at the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Fine Arts, Tan introduced the first digital desktop vacuum former which is now widely used by various maker spaces and industries.
He also shared his mass production experiences in Shenzhen, China along with discussions on the importance of achieving an effective prototype production open for the market, how to make these prototypes ready for manufacturing, as well as the challenges faced by hardware innovators and proposed solutions in transforming prototypes ready for manufacturing and production lines.
The highlight of the lecture was the unboxing of Vaquform, a desktop thermoformer, in FAB LAB Mindanao, which gave individuals and businesses open access to thermoforming.
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Dr. Feliciano B. Alagao concluded the day’s activity by reiterating the Institute’s priority in research and innovation while challenging MSU-IIT constituents to integrate design for manufacturing in the development of relevant research outputs.
The industry lecture was attended by faculty members, researchers, students from the College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Computer Studies, MSU-IIT’s industry partners and institutions from Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Bukidnon, and Marawi City.
To strengthen IC and system design awareness in the academe, the Institute, through the Microelectronics Laboratory of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology (DEET) of the College of Engineering and Technology (COET), in coordination with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, together with the Department of Science and Technology-– Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and Singapore’s Synopsys train faculty members of Mindanao universities on IC design.
The colleges and universities which participated in the series of training are Ateneo de Davao University, Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Mindanao, Caraga State University, Surigao State College of Technology, Notre Dame of Marbel University, Notre Dame of Midsayap College, Universidad de Zamboanga, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, MSU – General Santos, MSU – Marawi, and MSU-IIT.
According to the report by Engr. Rochelle M. Sabarillo, senior science research specialist of a DOST – PCIEERD project (uC-IC: Design of Microcontroller Integrated with Energy Harvesting and Power Management), Synopsys, the American company that owns and develops the current IC design tool used by the Institute, provided the training’s resource materials including lecture videos, online laboratory exercises, and soft-bound copies of the workshop laboratory guide.
The series of training featured lectures and laboratory exercises on Cloud-Based Synthesis using Design Compiler, providing the participants a clear understanding of the ASIC flow, as well as increase their skills in ASIC design; IC Compiler Block Level Implementation, which focuses on using the IC compiler to perform placement, clock tree synthesis (CTS), routing, and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) on block-level designs with an existing floorplan; and on the SoC Design Planning Integration, which was conducted exclusively to DEET faculty members and researchers of the µC-IC project.
According to Sabarillo, the third training was to guide the participants on how to perform multi-voltage hierarchical design planning with a mix of black box and synthesized sub-modules, some of which are multiply-instantiated modules (MIMs) and to help them create a multi-voltage power network using Template-based Power Network Synthesis (TPNS) and use Data Flow Analysis (DFA).
Engr. Nicholas Yee Wee Han, a Senior Applications Engineer of Synopsys based in Singapore, conducted the lectures which were followed by laboratory exercises.
During the training, COET’s Prof. Jefferson Hora and Mr. Alvin Chua Yee Meng, Synopsys Marketing representative, underscored the significance of including microelectronics as a specialized field in the academe and how it can contribute to the country’s economic success.
MSU-IIT, as one of the university partners of the Huawei ICT Academy, was invited to attend the Huawei EBG Channel Partners Conference 2019 being held at Grand Hyatt Manila, BGC, Taguig City last May 10, 2019.
MSU-IIT was represented by Professor Allenn C. Lowaton (Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology) and Prof. Cherry Mae Galangque (Head of the Computer Engineering Program).
MSU-IIT, thru the ICT Academy was granted by Huawei a total of 8 million pesos worth of ICT equipment and training packages. The ICT Academy delivers Huawei ICT technologies training, encourages students to get Huawei certification, and develops talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and the community.
Huawei has developed a comprehensive range of ICT career certifications based on its industry leading technologies and global practices. The Huawei ICT Academy program includes the following certification category: Cloud Computing, Big Data, IoT and AI.
Huawei overtook Ericsson in 2012 as the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world and overtook Apple in 2018 as the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, behind Samsung Electronics.
The COET inaugurates its left wing and its COET landmark. Today, it is with delight that Chancellor Tanggol, VC Feliciano Alagao, COET Dean Atty. Edgar Allan Donasco present the new facilities to all IIT constituents.
In a video montage, it was featured that this project started as a dream and was realized by the efforts of those individuals, both from the administration and the faculty, to make the college go bigger and higher.
Quoting Chancellor Tanggol from his congratulatory speech to COET, he says: “I have been waiting for this moment to congratulate the COET… the landmark would symbolize our search for knowledge. It would symbolize creativity; it would symbolize our continuous innovation. We are a school of institutional learning and that is what we stand for…I hope this infrastructure will lead us to perform well…I hope that you will continue dreaming because I know, that we can achieve more.”
.COET partners were also present for this inauguration. Particularly, representatives from Cuerpo Corporation played a special role in the ceremonial turning over of the key to the Institute.