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Nov 2007 CE board exams RETAKE???! November 28, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in column 1.
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I’ve heard sometime that supposedly after a few days the results of the recent CE exams should be out but it’s a taking a longer time. The examinees and their families have been anxiously waiting.  Something must have gone wrong. And indeed there was because just this morning the Professional Regulation Commission announced that a retake on the subjects Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Engineering and Construction be done. please see the following links regarding the issue: http://philippineboardexamresults.blogspot.com/2007/11/prc-retake-for-november-2007-civil.html

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/nov/28/yehey/top_stories/20071128top5.htmlhttp://philippineboardexamresults.blogspot.com/

Around 85 students from UST has taken the Nov CE Licensure. “Ok lang kasi may mga idea na, tataas grade ng mga bata..” according to sir Jess Fajardo who teaches Steel and Concrete Design at the Faculty of Engineering.

Since many claimed that hydro was very easy to near perfect, chances are, the examiner might tailor a test that will require much effort.

PRC said that there were irregularities due to the unusually high grades and added that 2 students were caught with their mobile phones with correct examination answers. they forgot to mention when were these phones collected but werent the proctors strict enough?

Was PRC planning on a difficult exam that getting ‘high scores’ are improbable? How about those who will soon be employing these engineers-would-be? wouldnt they be doubting their competency because of this issue? Employers abroad are losing faith to our country’s engineers. Havnt they learn enough from the nursing exam fiasco?

i hope the PRC punish the right people here and not those who have sweat hard enough for their future.

| a lecture from dean peter lim | July 9, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in column 1, Words from the Dean.
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When I was in my last leg in college, sir peter lim (who is now the dean of the Faculty) has said these words. It may not be accurate (I try to restore the sentences of course), but I know that when he reads it, the idea is there. While he was doing his homily, his tone has a touch of frustration albeit motivating. The gesture imposing and the expression I find inspiring. It was a lazy afternoon but along with the lecture I try as much as possible, jot every word that comes out of his lips.  I couldn’t remember what my last article was in the thomasian engineer journal, but during that time, I was looking for a topic. Dunno what happened but this is not what it contained. As I clean my folders here on my pc, I have read ‘unfinnished articles’ containing this piece of writing. After experiencing the alumni homecoming, I saw LAB 6 newsletter as an opportunity to spread the word. So here I am. And now that sir peter is dean, I wonder, what changes he can make for our dear faculty. One of the many wishes I have is for him to give the opening remarks for TE’s annual GIQC to which former dean docmab never miss a speech along with the words ‘I give a bias for academic activities’.

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Why are we studying this subject(water resources)? To show us that this is a field where we can practice engineering. Why? Because there is glamour but cheap. Ang daming kumukuha……………a lot is left unexplored………..But UST is a structural engineering school. Teacher instill that this is in and that water is not adaptable.. There are big projects you don’t come along everyday……..this isn’t life threatening… read about the sept 22…………….Israel and Liban used river (the importance of water in rivers) Most people fail because they can’t see the use! Algebra is easier. Very foreign. Ultimately you fail! Because you can’t understand. An article was shared in the faculty about the criteria for a good teacher..- did I make you think? What did you think? You can use glamour for a while but you can’t substitute competence… When I look at a student, to pass have nothing to do if you know or not….. there are words I can speak that we can’t speak before. You have to realize that this is a percentage of your training. Work harder. You should do it because you want to learn. I’m in a protest. We just gave up the chance. I require you to understand. There are two ways. Covering more in shallower terms or deeper with shorter terms. Your board will be useless. Soon you will forget engineering. Things has to come naturally. Enjoy what you do! Normally, we’re serious. That’s a common problem associated with newly grad. But you have to choose. Now, mahirap ang trabaho… as of now, it looks as if this is an important thing in your life. I don’t expect you to know everything!! It doesn’t matter with me. I thrive with it………… Sa engineering it is seldom to experience failure. You are trained to face your failure. CE is an action course where most of the activity is in the field. It’s very sophisticated. In application, I know nothing. I try to instigate my experience. But still our department is “contrasting”………….don’t want change….. don’t want risk.. CE should be dynamic! (There’s) no planning! I’m very frustrated……….. but w/ or without you, UST is still UST As an alumni, we have a responsibility to see to it that we keep on growing. What you put in can’t be erased…. You can’t be replaced. In time, changes is introduced to the system, You can’t attack the system when you’re inside. You should get out. You should comply with the requirements

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We also have our own set of frustrations during our students years, even multiplied when we graduated. I’m only a few years out here in the real world. I have pretty much understand how college should have been – or how I could have been to make me more equipped as an engineer. I know we can’t learn everything in school but there’s so much it could have done.

A weblog devoted to UST Civil Engineers May 9, 2007

Posted by jomaykulit in Announcements, column 1, Engineering Discussions, Message from the Admin.
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Before starting this blog, i searched for current active websites devoted to ust civil engineering ALUMNI activities or updates. If u take a close look on the Blogroll section of the sidebar, you’ll find the sites that i found. Actually, i found 2 but they are organized out of the country and encompasses all engineering major. They are the Thomasian Engineers of Southern California and UST Engineers Alumni Association in New Jersey. So for those almuni that are currenlty residing in the United States, try to join and be a member of these organizations.

 I could say that LAB 6 REPORT is the only weblog devoted to only Civil Engineering Alumni. Not less im not aware of other existing whatnots.

 This is just a part of the big dream that all alumni will be interconnected and help one another to elevate the course of engineering to a level that is at par with outher countries; That we’ll help one another discover what else is instore in engineering and how could it elevate our lives aside from earning money.

quoting sir peter “being an ALUMNI is a continued responsibility”