|Dwayne Mark Acosta (2nd from right)) receives the award. Dr. Angel Lazaro III, founding DLSU COE Dean is shown besides Dwayne.|
De La Salle University civil engineering alumnus, Mr. Dwayne Mark Acosta, won 3rd place in the National Academy of Science and Technology’s (NAST) Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Awards for his research entitled “The Propagation Behavior of Pile Driving-Induced Vibration Done on Soil at Varying Distances and its Effects on Existing Buildings.”
Dwayne, who just graduated last October 2015, received various awards such as honorable mention award, gold medal award for outstanding undergraduate thesis and Eduardo M. Cojuangco Jr. award for excellence in leadership and research innovation.Dwayne and his thesis mates (Modwena Juego, Heisen Sanchez and Ivy Sanchez) also won first place in the research poster competition of Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) Poster Competition. Dr. Jonathan Dungca, GCOE Dean is the thesis adviser of the group.
The Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award aims to recognize outstanding research outputs on engineering and technology at the collegiate level and to encourage young Filipino students to pursue a career in science. The competition is open to Bachelor of Science students enrolled in an Engineering program or related fields.