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     THE Chemical Engineering Society (ChES) celebrated last November 19 to 23 its action-packed ChES week which aimed to make their members feel their presence through a series of fun, educational and beneficial activities participated by students and professors.

     According to France Abania, public relations officer of ChES, the week revolved around the theme “Bringing Back the Glory Days” because they wanted to show to their members that ChES is still very much alive and that their membership fees are being utilized.

     Abania also said that everything during the ChES week—from the seminars to the contests to the food—is free for the members of ChES.

     “Everything is free. Basta member sila ng  ChES, wala silang babayarang kahit ano,” she added.

     The week started with an opening mass at the Santissimo Rosario Parish followed by a keynote speech from Ferdie Zapanta, the president of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE). They also launched an exhibit which served as a hall of fame for Chemical Engineers who continues to inspire the chemical engineering students of today.

     Their annual quiz contest entitled “Kemikalan” was held on the second day of the week-long celebration. Chemical Engineering students from first year to fifth year participated.

     On the third day, ChES held a variety show entitled “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” wherein each class presented a 7-minute talent presentation. Abania said they wanted to promote unity in each of the participating classes through this activity. A cash prize worth 8, 000 pesos was given to the winning class.

     They also launched a race wherein the competition was among the year levels and the tasks were answering questions related to their course. Professors participated in this event by manning the stations and giving the participants the questions. A cash prize was given to the winners.

     Another quiz contest was held on the fourth day of the event entitled “DVρ” (Density times volume times Rho). In this activity, academic questions were posted on the walls of Roque Ruaño building and the participants were to answer as many questions as they can.

     The fifth day of the ChE week was allotted for “ISpeak,” a personality development seminar. The seminar intended to help the students boost their confidence in order to present themselves properly to different kinds of people. According to Abania, this seminar will help the students when they report in class and when day answer during job interviews.

     The final day of the ChE week was divided into two: the sports fest and the culminating night. The sports fest lasted from eight in the morning until five in the evening. Students, professors, and laboratory technicians took a break from their routines to play basketball and human chess.

     Following the sports fest was the culminating night, where the organization awarded the winners in the activities and prepared a feast for their members as they formally put ChE week to a close.

     However, there were members who were not able to join or witness some of the events because they were not excused from their classes. Contrary to this, there were non-members who managed to participate in the events. Abania said they were forced to sign up for membership after the event because the activities during the week were exclusively for members.

     Despite these, Abania concluded that overall, the ChE week was a success because of the large number of people who made time to participate in the activities they prepared.

By Astrid Eira B. Santos
Photo lifted from the UST Chemical Engineering Society Facebook page

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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