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UP Circuit
UPCircuitFormalLogo.png
Slogan Conduct, Rectify, Amplify
Motto Dare to be; Be Different
Established February 1994
Type Student Organization
President Emiliano Tan
Location Template:Flagicon Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute Building, UP Diliman, Quezon City Philippines
Demonym Circuiteer/CKTeer
Abbreviation UP CKT
Website upcircuit.org

UP Circuit is an academic organization based in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute duly recognized by the University of the Philippines. The organization was established in 1994 as the students’ response to a more dynamic department. As such, its members aim to meet the needs of current EEE students as future engineers by helping them attain the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the ever evolving field of engineering.

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History

UP Circuit is an academic organization based in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (EEEI) duly recognized by the University of the Philippines. The organization was established in 1994 as the students’ response to a more dynamic department. As such, its members aim to meet the needs of current EEE students as future engineers by helping them attain the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the ever evolving field of engineering.

UP Circuit’s pride as an organization is in its members’ tradition of academic excellence. The organization is a consistent source of achievers for both the institute and the university. Every semester, its members emerge as part of the list of University and College Scholars. The members are not only recipients of various awards inside and outside the university, but they are also chosen to represent the university in different contests, talks and conferences. Despite its young age, the organization has come up with seven BPI-DOST Science Awardees and two Board top-notchers.

UP Circuit has established within itself what it takes to be a premier organization in the University of the Philippines. For the past 18 years, it has organized 15 seasons of SquEEEze – the only annual Electrical and Electronics Engineering national quiz show,[1] Sibol – a tree-planting and fundraising activity, AKBAY – a socio-civic project that aims to provide high school students with adequate computer and information technology skills, and PalEEEtan – a campus exchange program. In addition, it has also put together two seasons of ChargEEEng UP, co-presented four years of LoveRage in the UP Fair, co-presented Microsoft’s InstallFest – a promotional event on the use of legal and genuine Microsoft Software,[2] handled numerous tutorials, review sessions and volunteer works within the institute, the college and the community, including EEEscape the ShoCKT – a series of review sessions to help the freshman adapt to the university and EEE Life, and many other projects that continue to help students inside and outside EEEI.

Mission

  • The organization shall strive to help improve the academic performance of its members and fellow students.
  • It shall foster camaraderie, cooperation and unity among its members and fellow students.
  • It shall provide opportunities for self-development and personal growth of its members.
  • It shall continue and enhance the communication between Electrical and Electronics Engineering students and alumni.
  • It shall inform and encourage members to appreciate issues on the latest developments in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. </br>

The logo of the UP Circuit has the letters U, P, and C, which stand for UP Circuit. It also contains the acronyms of the three courses that comprise the EEE program on the magnetic field lines in a representation of a three-phase motor.

UP Circuit Formal Logo
UP Circuit Formal Logo

Activities

Current Activities

SquEEEze 
Annual national intercollegiate EEE quiz show; UP Circuit’s flagship project, started in 1998
PalEEEtan 
Campus exchange program where the organization visits other universities offering EEE courses (Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Mapúa Institute of Technology, University of Santo Tomas)
AKBAY (Advanced Knowledge for the Betterment of Aspiring Youth) 
Socio-civic project aimed at providing technological knowledge to high school student; conceptualized by Lew Tria
Sibol 
Tree planting activity and fund raising for AKBAY
Y4iT (Youth Congress for Information Technology) 
Convention of IT students conducted by UP Information Technology Training Center; UP Circuit volunteers in this yearly event
BaCKTbakan 
Sportsfest for UP Circuit members
Division Wars (Div Wars) 
A team-building event where the different divisions compete with one another
Circuit Week 
A showcase of UP Circuit’s activities throughout the years; held every February, the month that UP Circuit is established
InteraCKT 
UP tour and bonding activity for EEE freshmen
EEEscape the ShoCKT 
Series of reviews for EEE students. The subjects include Math(17, 53, 54), Physics(71), EEE(11,31)
Microsoft InstallFest 
An event of Microsoft, in cooperation with UP Circuit, that promotes the use of genuine Microsoft software by giving free Microsoft software to UP Diliman Engineering students

Past Activities

DEEskarte 
Seminar for engineering entrepreneurship; spearheaded by Lew Tria and Norman Valdez, held in 2006
SquEEEze Jr. 
EEE quiz show for high school students
GILAS (Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students) 
A project that aimed to provide Internet facilities for public high schools
OlympiCKTs 
UP Circuit Olympics; succeeded by BaCKTbakan

Fun FaCKTS

Verdana 
font used in UP Circuit Logo
Fidelito Fernandez 
designer of UP Circuit Logo
Sheila and Leo Lim, Anastacia and Elbert Sean Alvarez 
founding members and married couples
Secretariat Committee 
newest UP CKT division; started AY 2008-2009

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