Friday, May 24, 2013

DLSU STE Thesis wins at ASEP Poster Competition

Timothy Uytengsu (middle), student presentor of the wiining poster
with the board of judges
The DLSU undergraduate thesis on "Pile Foundation Reference for Metro Manila" by BSCE STE undergraduate students, T. Uytengsu, V. Torres, J. Telan and N. Gozum and Dr. J. Dungca (adviser) was declared as the champion in the 16th ASEP International Convention (16AIC) Student Research Poster Competition held on May 24, 2013. Winning also from DLSU as 2nd runner-up is the thesis group composed of J. Revelo, R. Caparos, X. Fajardo, H. Ilagan and Dr. A. Oreta (adviser) for their thesis, "A DBMS of DPWH-Inspected Public School Buildings: A Tool for Seismic Vulnerability Classification and Prioritization for Decision Makers." The group from UP Diliman won 1st runner-up.

The other participants from DLSU in the poster competition were:

  • Confinement Effects of Fiber-Reinforced Mortar Jacket on RC Columns by J. Oropel, G. Panaligan, J. Sy and Dr. B. Lejano (adviser)
  • Pull-out and Pull-oer Failure Probability of Residential House Roofs due to Extreme Speeds: A Case Study in Malate, Metro Manila by I. Alvarez, J. Colobong, C. Decal, A. Tan and Dr. L. Garciano (adviser)
  • An Investigation on RCDG with IA Bridges Designed for NSCP Vol. 2 1997 for Compliance with the AASHTO LRFD Specs 2007 by J. Canete, S. Gomari, C. Radovan, J. Uy and A. Balili (adviser)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Structural Systems of Residential Housing Units in the Philippines by N. Arcilla, J. Ong and Dr. A. Oreta (adviser)

The Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) is the national specialty organization in structural engineering. The 16AIC Student Research Poster Competition is the 1st student poster competition hosted by ASEP. The criteria for the competition are:
  • TOPIC (25%): The topic of the research as indicated in the title and abstract is in line with the theme of the 16AIC on “Prolonging the Life of Structures.” The research has a significant contribution to structural engineering, in particular and to civil engineering, in general.
  • POSTER DESIGN (25%): The poster used figures, tables and/or images effectively to present the highlights and significance of the research.
  • CONTENT (25%): The highlights of the research are stated clearly. The description of the content is easy to understand and the grammar is correct.
  • ORAL PRESENTATION (25%): The student author(s) explained the contents of the research poster clearly and answered the queries confidently and honestly. 

Timothy Uytengsu (champion) presenting the highlights of their poster

Joemar Revelo (2nd runner-up) explains the significance of their thesis
The DLSU Student Presentors with their posters

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