The Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines, UP Student Chapter (UP IECEP) was hailed as this year’s champion in the 36th National IECEP Inter-Scholastic Quiz Show, held on 10 December, at the SMX Convention Center.
The Quiz Show was part of the 65th Annual IECEP General Membership Meeting held on 8 to 10 December 2015. UP IECEP’s Charleston Dale Ambatali, David Brian Co, Abdul Kadir Ramos Faisal, Neil Daniel Guillen, Emmanuel Ruiz, and Carl Tolentino bested 35 schools nationwide.
“It was nerve-wracking and fun at the same time,” said Ambatali, when asked to share his experience in the quiz show. He shared that the quiz show involved a lot of objective type of questions, and it was really a challenge for them “who are trained more in analysis and design rather than memorization.” But he noted that the two-hour review everyday paid off as they emerged as champion.
“I think the highlight of the competition experience is when we were the only team who answered a 15-point question correctly,” Ambatali added.
The participating schools of the said event were winners from the regional quiz show of their respective IECEP local chapters. The Regional Quiz Show, IECEP Quezon City Chapter entitled “PalaIECEPan 2015: Mind over Brawns,” was held on 4 October, at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Coaches of the team are UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) faculty members Neil Bernardo and Steven Matthew Cheng.
The UP IECEP is an “active, academic, non-profit organization for BSECE students of the UP EEEI,” which aims to “promote academic excellence in the field of Electronics and Communications Engineering, and promote holistic development of its members.”
The team would like to extend their regards to UP IECEP’s President and Vice President for Academics “for managing [their] training sessions and for the whole UP IECEP for supporting the team’s endeavors.”
(Reports from Charleston Ambatali and Millianne Chaves)