Monday, January 26, 2009

CE Graduate Students ONLINE Advising

There used to be advising of graduate students in the College of Engineering at De La Salle University-Manila. But this practice was removed after the introduction of the online enrollment. Several problems arose - enrolling in the wrong subjects, student needs (like petitions to offer new courses or tutorials) not addressed, no adviser in the thesis or practicum, lack of contact with the department and others. How do we address this problem?
May I propose an online advising through this blogsite. May I call on our MSCE and M.Eng. students to visit this site and post your comments either in the Message Box or at the Comments under this blog. As a start, please list down the subjects you are interested to take next school year 2009-2010. We will try to offer them if we have the faculty.
If you want a personal and private advising, send an email to

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gallardo & Oreta at JSPS Meeting - Bangkok

Engr. Ronaldo S. Gallardo, CE Dept. Chair and Dr. Andres Oreta attended the final steering committee meeting of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core University Program on Environmental Engineering on January 11, 2009 at the Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting focused on the final outputs of the project which is a book on Sustainable Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Development and the JSPS-DOST Symposium to be held in Manila on March 9-10, 2009.
Engr. Gallardo and Dr. Oreta also met Dr. Naveed Anwar of ACECOMS to discuss the future activities of ACECOMS in the Philippines. Photo: Engr. Gallardo, Dr. Oreta, Dr. Anwar, Dr. Anil (Tokyo Tech) and Engr. Cris Castillo (former DLSU asst. prof. and now a PhD student at Tokyo Tech) during a dinner at Siam-Paragon's Manna restaurant - 11 Jan 2009.

CIV Thesis presented at RSID6 - Bangkok

The undergraduate thesis by Angelo Lapuz, Danilo Baluyut and Christopher Camina on "Analysis and Investigation of the Moment Rigidity of Steel Beam-to-Column Connections" with adviser, Dr. Andres Oreta was presented in the technical parallel session in Structural Engineering at the 6th Regional Symposium on Infrastructure Development (RSID6) held at the Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand last Jan. 12-14, 2009. The paper was presented by Engr. Angelo Lapuz on Jan. 12, 2009. The RSID6 was cancelled last Dec. 2008 because of the political crisis in Thailand and was rescheduled in Jan. 2009.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Stanford Univ Prof Borja at DLSU-Manila

Prof. Dr. Ronaldo I. Borja of Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering delivered a lecture to DLSU senior civil engineering students on January 8, 2009. His lecture is about his research project for the intervention and restoration measures for the Tower of Pisa, and in the finite element modeling of the dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction response of the South Memnon Colossus in Luxor, Egypt. Dr. Borja graduated BSCE, Summa Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD), QC. Dr. Borja was a former professor at UPD and Dr. Andres Oreta and Dr. Bernard Lejano were his students in the graduate school of engineering at UPD.