UP Circle of Engineering Students
History and Description
The UP Circle of Engineering Students, otherwise known as UP CREST, was established as a duly-recognized college based organization on January 29, 1997 by a group of Chemical Engineering students. It aims to cater to the needs of its members by providing holistic training environment.
The organization has been incessantly striving to break new grounds and foster camaraderie and goodwill. It has extended its service not only in the college but among students of diverse academic profile. As such, UP CREST has assumed its responsibility for developing leadership, teamwork and ingenuity. For the past 16 years, it continues its pursuit for academic excellence for the betterment of the college and its students.
UP Circle of Engineering Students also shares the vision of the College of Engineering in producing the country’s best engineers. UP CREST would be the engineering-wide organization recognized by the college in cradling and training inhenyeros to be competent, committed and conscientious professionals, cognizant of their important roles in the development of Engineering in the country.
Executive Core (2014-2015)
Glenn Carlo Clavel
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Vice-President for External Affairs
Vice-President for Internal Affairs
Amee Kristin Ayco
Vice-President for Marketing and Finance
Sarah Jane Ereneo
Vice-President for Membership and Recruitment
Edward Nataniel Apostol
Vice-President for Secretariat and Publicity
Vincent Louise Azucena
Academic Affairs Committee
John Peter Alido
Ken Martin Canuto
John Carl Vincent Enghoy
External Affairs Committee
Van Joseph Casalme
Aurora Princess Dacanay
Jan Clarence Dy-Liacco
John Almario Mendoza
Cyril Jerlo Picar
Internal Affairs Committee
Josel Nathan Bernardino
Phoebe Kaye Caniezo
Michelle Jamilah Choi
Gabriel Dela Cruz
Guian Carlo Manalastas
John Philip Orate
Nadine Aleka Rilles
Shekainah Zoe Rivamonte
Marketing and Finance Committee
Jezy Verence Balanay
Christian Lawrence Batisla-on
Pauline Mae Hernandez
Justin Luis Lopez
Raul Mendoza Jr.
Christy Eunice Reyes
Fiorella Paz San Vicente
Frances Marie Galapon Yanos
Membership and Recruitment Committee
James Ivan Almalvez
John Manuel Asilo
Benjie Lou Eliseo
Zeejay James Lobo
Michael John Mendoza
Mary Catherine Sy
Lois Isiah Jashley Villalba
Secretariat and Publicity Committee
Emmanuel Jr Benales
Jeryll Dioma Fatalla
Diona Mae Lisniana
Julian Eymard Maliwanag
Jasper Aaron Mallonga
Vernice Marie Santiago
Justin Jesse Seranilla
The organization sponsored a few annual events for the past years. These include:
Speed Up - an event, held every July, catered to 4th year high school students. Its aim is to prepare the said students for their upcoming college entrance exams. It consists of diagnostic exams and review sessions which include Mathematics, Science, Language Proficiency, and Reading Comprehension.
Bayanihan(formerly known as Buwan ng Bayanihan) - an annual event which aims to revive spirit of bayanihan in the university by working towards uplifting the economic and social well-being of our less-fortunate fellowmen and helping preserve our environment. It is composed of sub-events namely:
1. Habitat for Humanity Shelter Construction - hands-on house building.
2. International Coastal Clean-up - cleaning coastlines.
3. Ipo Dam Watershed Tree Planting - planting saplings in the watershed area.
Engineering Overview - an annual event aimed towards 3rd year high school students. Its goal is to orient the said students about the engineering courses available in the university. The event consists of career talk, wherein professors from each department/institute talks about the general description and significance of his/her respective engineering course, and laboratory tour, wherein the students are given the privilege of seeing the engineering laboratories first-hand.
Overexposed - an annual nationwide photography competition open to all amateur photographers. Its aim is to bring out the creativity within the contestants. The theme changes every year but with similar nature which is showcasing the cultural and social aspects of the country. Its previous themes are:
1. Filipina: The Faces of Women in the Society (2011) - women empowerment; in lined with International Women's Day.
2. Radiance: Illuminating City Lights (2012) - beauty of cities at night.
3. Dear Photograph (2013) - reliving the past