Circle of Industrial Engineering Majors
The University of the Philippines Circle of Industrial Engineering Majors (UP CIEM) is an academic organization established on November 23, 1976 by a group of students from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. UP CIEM was initially formed as a response to what they felt was a need for an academic organization that can cater to their needs as IE students. Since then, UP CIEM has grown, over the years, from a fledgling organization to a force to be reckoned with not only in academics but in sports, social activities, and leadership as well. The business of UP CIEM never falls short of the foundations of Industrial Engineering: effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.
The organization, has but one vision for its members, that is to notice – that it should be more than a collection of people; to realize – that being a member of CIEM, one has the opportunity to explore the boundaries of their personality and become an even better person; and lastly, to be humble – not one that bows their head and keeps their opinion to themselves, but one who has dignity and is able to stand and lead a crowd without having to step on another person.
With thirty-six years of significant existence in the UP College of Engineering, UP CIEM chooses no other path but to advance excellence in the grandest manner. UP CIEM remains true to its foundation, providing an organization of support, assistance, and relationships to the students. More than being an organization, UP CIEM continues to be the family of camaraderie and trust for the Industrial Engineering student body and the sanctuary of excellent Industrial Engineers for the nation’s future.
One Circle. One Family.
 The Executive Board
|THE EXECUTIVE BOARD '1314|
|Chairperson||Michelle Anne Matangcas|
|Executive Vice Chairperson||Richelle Relator|
|Academic Affairs||Regine Tejada|
|External Affairs||Louie Angelo Rivera|
|Finance||Sharmaine Ann Tanyag|
|Internal Affairs||Gene Mark Tobeza|
|Membership and Recruitment||Ma. Carmela Santos|
|Publications and Records||Brylle Anthony Mostacho|
UPGRADE – College Entrance Exam Review for High School Students
Facilitated by the Academic Affairs Committee, and the Public Relations and Special Events Committee, UPgrade is the yearly college entrance examination review for high school students conducted during the months June and July. This weekly activity involves reviews in the subjects of Mathematics, Science, Language Proficiency and Reading Comprehension with the goal of equipping the fourth year high school students the necessary skills needed to pass any collegiate level entrance examination. Lecturers are members of UP CIEM, who were trained prior to the event. Review materials, which serve as a study guide, are prepared by CIEMers and given to the students. For more than 7 years, UPgrade has handled over 50 students yearly, serving as a stepping stone towards building a better future for the youth.
Now on its sixth year, IESHIKAWA has definitely surpassed expectations in providing future Industrial Engineers a different perspective of their respective course. This one day seminar-workshop event has reached the regional level, gathering more than 700 students from colleges and universities all over the Luzon area. IESHIKAWA aims to reinforce and enhance the learnings taught inside the classroom by providing real life examples of applications of taught methods. Different IE fields are also exposed to the students. Furthermore, students are subjected to group workshops in which they can practice leadership and team work.
One of the five winners of Colgate-Rock Ed Fresh U Project, Ronda Palengke has emerged from a simple social enterprise project to a technological business enterprise. The aim of the project is to provide the UP Sikatuna Bliss Women’s Community a stable source of income using the grant awarded by Colgate. The initial idea was simply stated in the project itself, the community shall prepare food and sell on carts to different communities. Ronda Palengke has not stopped there. With its passion for innovation, the project was also awarded as one of the ten teams incubated in Ayala Techboot Camp 2010. It has also made ties with Gawad Kalinga and the Department of Science of Technology, which also incubated the project with the UP-DOST Enterprise Incubator.
UP CIEM celebrates its anniversary month during November with a lot of activities in store not only for the members but to the community as well. The anniversary month celebration is a form of gratitude to all groups of people who have contributed to the success of UP CIEM throughout its thirty six years. Annually, CIEMers conduct a Teacher’s Appreciation Day to thank their mentors who guide them in pursuing their fields. Maintenance personnel members of the UP College of Engineering also have their own appreciation day. CIEM extends its gratitude by conducting outreach programs every year to different communities. The celebration is ended by the annual CIEM Anniversary Party attended by current members and alumni as well.
Consistently one of the top five organizations during December’s Engineering Week, UP CIEM takes pride in the talents and skills the members prepare for the festive event. UP CIEM consistently stands out in the different competitions during the event. CIEM Awitan Group (chorale), CIEM Cheering Team, UP COST (drama and theatre group) and Indakan Team (dance troupe) are consistent placers in their respective competitions.
 Contact UP CIEM
phone: (02) 3313156
3/F Lobby, Melchor Hall
College of Engineering
University of the Philippines,
Diliman, Quezon City