University of Batangas and the College of Engineering is very much honored for the
outstanding achievement of the UBians Civil Engineering Undergraduate Team at the
“Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools (IDEERS) 2019
Competition” which was held last September 20-21, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The UB Civil Engineering Undergraduate team is composed of Andie Brotonel, Krishna
Datinguinoo, John Damiel Datinguinoo, and Miguel Tristan Macarandang, supervised by their
coach, Engr. Siddartha Valle. Among forty-nine international teams for the undergraduate
division, the team was able to bag awards such as Best Design Idea of Exhibits and the Best
Architectural (Artistic) Design.
Over the course of two days, students exhibited their prototypes and designs, and
presented to the judges how their models functioned. Enabling the UBians participate in such
competitions offers them fist-hand experiences that will develop their skills to be globally
competitive and equip them with relevant exposure that will help them stand out.