Wednesday, July 10, 2013

3 DLSU CE Alumni accepted as 2013 AUN/SEED-Net scholars at Chula U

Marcus Baron, Janine Faustino and Mervyn Malva at Chulalongkorn University
The Civil Engineering Department of the DLSU Gokongwei College of Engineering congratulates Engr. Marcus Kyle Baron, Engr. Janine Faustino, and Engr. Mervyn Jan Malvar for being accepted as new scholars of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Bangkok, Thailand to pursue their Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to having just recently passed the Civil Engineering Board Exam last May 2013, they were awarded full scholarships by the ASEAN University Network / Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) for their chosen two-year program. AUN/SEED-Net is mainly supported by the Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

CU offers the program under the disciplines of Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Geotechnical  Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.The three scholars will pursue researches on the following specialized fields of civil engineering:

  • Engr. Marcus Kyle Baron - Transportation Eng'g
  • Engr. Janine Faustino - Geotechnical Engineering , and 
  • Engr. Mervyn Jan Malvar - Construction Engineering & Management

There is a growing  number of  Lasallian Civil Engineering alumni who have either successfully completed or are currently completing their studies in Chulalongkorn University, which is one of the host universities for the Civil Engineering Program. Presently, there are seven Lasallian scholars at CU Civil Eng'g Dept.

DLSU CE undergraduate students visit CU through the Academic Exchange Program between the Civil Engineering Departments of DLSU and CU. These visits orients DLSU students about the graduate program and facilities at CU.

Article written by Irene Olivia Ubay – Anongphouth (author was also an AUN/SEED-Net scholar in Chulalongkorn University and is currently a full time faculty at De La Salle University).

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