by Rex Godinez Ortega
Philippine microelectronics competition champion and fifth year MSU-IIT electronics engineering student Robert Tac-an Nericua flies to the First Republic of Armenia on Saturday to compete in tomorrow’s 11th International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia.
Nericua will take on at the October 18 Olympiad the world’s best engineering students who come from around 29 other countries.
“I am excited to meet all the other participants,” he said.
Nericua promises to do his best at the competition, but takes care to note the he “will probably have fun there, too!”
The annual microelectronics olympiad of Armenia is a global contest that highlights the world’s brightest engineering students under the age of 30 who are active in the field of microelectronics.
The Armenian Olympiad will be the Aloran, Misamis Occidental native’s first trip abroad.
Thus, Nericua also looks forward to seeing the Olympiad’s host country, as plenty of side activities are being prepared for the participants like sightseeing tours, city tours, and tree plantings.
The First Republic of Armenia is a former Soviet republic located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Nericua qualifies to compete in Armenia after he beat 95 other contestants from top schools in the country like UP Diliman at the Philippine-wide competition administered by the Philippine Institute for Integrated Circuits (PIIC) held in August.
Some of the competitors he defeated in that competition were Master’s and PhD students.
Among the goals of the Olympiad are to increase interest in microelectronics, inspire and recognize young and talented engineers, and create a community of young specialists involved in microelectronics.
The general organizer of the Olympiad is Synopsys, a world leader in the electronic design automation industry.
Topics : microelectronics olympiad Armenia competition electronics
The College of Education’s (CEd) Integrated Developmental School (IDS) team won first place in the 2013 STEAG State Power Inc. Energy Quiz held on November 22, 2013 at the Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.
The IDS is the first school to win the championship for two consecutive years since the contest began in 2005.
STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) collaborated with Department of Education Region 10 to organize the 9th version of their quiz show, which aimed to “promote academic excellence among the youth as well as develop among them a special interest in the science of energy via a friendly contest and intellectual competition.”
MSU-IIT IDS wins 2013 STEAG Energy Quiz Champion. (Philippine Information Agency 10 Facebook Page)
About 29 teams from various private and public high schools in Region 10 participated in this year’s STEAG quiz show.
The winning IDS team from IDS is composed of senior high school students: Nicole Jeanica V. Lim, Mike Martin C. Diangco, and Leynette Joy A. Lepaopao with coach-adviser Ivy Claire V. Mordeno.
The other winners were: Corpus Christi High School and Xavier University High School won second and third places respectively in the said event. Contributed news for OC-OPI
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The MSU-IIT BS Accountancy team 2013 headed by its coach, Prof. Sheevun Di O. Guliman and composed of Loriane R. Desoloc, Alice Quennie Marie Ruaza, and Al-Nashier S. Tanggor took fifth place in the recently concluded 15th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition (ICFC) held at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila on October 21, 2013.
The ICFC promotes and raises finance education to global standards among colleges and universities. It is the country’s most prestigious academic competition in economics, banking and finance.
The ICFC’s elimination round was simultaneously organized on September 20, 2013 in six major areas and was participated in by more than 80 universities and colleges nationwide. Only the top 20 schools advanced to the Final Round that took place on October 21, 2013.
The final round started at around 11:00 in the morning and ended at around 7:30 in the evening with 50 difficult questions divided into four rounds.
The MSU-IIT Team, the only competing school from Mindanao, took the fifth place ahead of international schools like the Singapore Management University, Chulalongkorn University and Assumption University of Thailand and the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman of Malaysia. From the Philippines, the top three schools that competed in the ICFC were the University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University and the Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
The ICFC was conducted by the Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) in cooperation with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Asian Institute of Management and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. – Contributed newsstory for OC-OPI
The MSU-IIT BS Accountancy Team
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