UP Materials Science Society
The UP Materials Science Society (UP MSS) is a duly recognized academic student organization based at the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines – Diliman Campus. Its primary aim is to disseminate information about materials science and technology and its related fields to the academic community and to the rest of society.
UP MSS is an interdisciplinary organization where its members can share and exchange ideals about their chosen field of expertise. It is not only committed to the advancement of materials science and technology, but also to the promotion of unity, professionalism and camaraderie among students and professionals in the field of materials technology. It also aims to provide a conducive environment where members can learn and ascertain their role in the university and the community, while developing each member’s interest and potential as future materials technologists.
UP MSS was established on February 21, 1999 with the generous efforts of its founding members, namely Pio Buenconsejo, Rowen Benig, Ariel Navaja, etc. Since its foundation, the organization has been actively participating in both intra- and inter-science and engineering events.
The original location of the organization’s tambayan used to be where the Cagayan Valley Student Forum tambayan presently is, along the Main Library (Gonzales Hall) compound. After several years, it had been relocated to the tambayan complex located between the Yakal and Ipil Residence Dormitories.
Today, after opening another decade of existence with the new tambayan which is located beside the 4th floor, leftmost staircase of the Melchor Hall, the UP MSS strives harder for the holistic betterment of its members. In its 14th year, the academic involvement of the organization is better represented by its efforts in bringing big annual events like The MatCh (Materials Challenge) for high school Students, Materials Science and Engineering Appreciation Seminars, Thesis Marathon, to name a few. Socio-civic works are also included by conducting the Gawad Kalinga Build and joining itself in the annual USC’s Community Fair.
Reva Gonzaga, preceded by Jandell Maro Patron, Phoebe Beatrix Arnaiz, Raniel Anne Marie Terania, Franco Danilo Luistro, Karina Obispo, Neil Israel Lazo, Floyd Abian, Jim Ashley Andrada, Shella Briguera, Emerson Galasyo, Ariel Navaja, Miller Perez and Pio Buenconsejo, holds the current leadership in the organization.
List of Officers
UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'13-'14)
Executive Director: Reva Gonzaga
Associate Director: Jenichi Clairvaux Felizco
Secretary: Jacylene Jacob
Auditor: Jacqueline Joyce Oh
Education, Research and Technical Committee Chairperson: Nikko Borromeo
External Affairs Committee Chairperson: Angela Marie Leron
Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson: Grecco Ante
Finance Committee Chairperson: Karissa Anne Aldaba
UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'12-'13)
Executive Director:Jandell Maro Patron
Associate Director: Arriane Basali
Secretary: Cindy Gongona
Auditor: Abby Rosales
Education, Research and Technical Committee Chairperson: Christine Quezada
External Affairs Committee Chairperson: Jacylene Jacob
Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson: Leo Lobigan
Finance Committee Chairperson: Reva Gonzaga
UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'11-'12)
Executive Director: Phoebe Beatrix Arnaiz
Associate Director: Julianus Eymard Quejano
Secretary: Riska Roxanne Lopez
Auditor: Ireen Mae Arevalo
Education, Research and Technical Committee Chairperson: Stelle Baccay
External Affairs Committee Chairperson: Jandell Maro Patron
Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson: Arriane Gayle Basali
Finance Committee Chairperson: Churchill Germaine Villamora
UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'10-'11)
Executive Director: Raniel Anne Marie Terania
Associate Director: Ma. Lourdes Licup
Secretary: Noemi Macasaquit
Auditor: Pearl Bulalaque
Internal Affairs Committee Head: Mara Carenina Melodias
Finance Committee Head: Rae Raphael Abenido
Education, Research and Technicals Committee Head: Rodienne Meeko Malixi
External Affairs Committee Head: Arianne May Jabonero
The Board of Directors, or Directorate, is the highest policy making body of the organization, next to the General Assembly.
For additional organization information and readings, see the former Newsletter.