In the spirit of instilling Engineering pride, Engineering Week (Eng’g Week) is the biggest and most awaited event of the College of Engineering. It has grown into a week-long celebration that students from within and even outside the college have always anticipated. Over five thousand Engineering students gather to participate in a variety of events ranging from simple games of chance to grand performances of talents and skills. This is also the time to unite the members of the Engineering community in this wonderful celebration.
This year, the theme of Engineering Week is Hinugyaw, which is inspired by Philippine Festivals. It aims to showcase Eng’g Week as a series of festivities like the vibrant and cultural celebrations all over the Philippines. The term Hinugyaw means “rejoicing” which is very apparent in every member of the Engineering community as everyone is invited in this grand event.
The Engineering Week will be launched on February 22, 2017 through an opening program in the Melchor Hall, College of Engineering 2nd Floor Lobby to recite the Pledge of Sportsmanship by the participating organizations. Different day and night events will be held throughout the whole Engineering Week (February 22 – March 4).
Here are the descriptions of Eng’g Week’s night events:
Smoker Night (UP Film Institute, 7 PM – 12 MN)
Continuing its tradition of promoting creativity and critical thinking, SILAKBO: Smoker Night 2017 aims to attack, tackle, and criticize relevant social issues through a comedic play. This night event features Engineering-based organizations as they exhibit unique interpretations of their stands on the issues. This event also aims to showcase the holistic upbringing of UP Engineering students that are not only excellent in their fields but are also proactive members of the society. As the first student-participated night event of the Engineering Week, Smoker Night propels the fighting spirit of each engineering student.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/SmokerNight.UPEnggWeek.
Tanghalan (Eng’g Theater, 5:30 – 8:30 PM)
Now on its second year, the Engineering Student Council brings SIDLAK: TANGHALAN 2017, an event where our faculty, administration, and staff can showcase their talents to the Engineering community. We, the students, can show our utmost appreciation outside of the classroom setup. With the theme of the Giant Lantern Festival, we shall watch our dear performers as they are the ones who truly light up our lives inside the college. This year, we aim to be even more inclusive by welcoming unaffiliated engineering students to perform as well.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/Tanghalan.UPEnggWeek.
Jammeng’g (Cities Events Place, 6 PM – 12 MN)
Jammeng’g is a themed battle of the bands where different amateur bands hailing from various engineering organizations fight it out in a battle royal of musicality and artistic skills. Engineering students jam with them as they rock it out with all their hearts, eyeing the elusive prize. Bands are given the liberty to choose their songs of preference, as long as they comply with the theme of the year. On stage, they perform back-to-back with popular musicians of the day in front of a live audience in a raging party full of music and free-flowing drinks.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/upacesjammengg.
Awitan (Henry Lee Irwin Theater, 6 PM – 12 MN)
Awitan is a prestigious university-wide choral competition open to all amateur choral groups of the different student organizations in UP Diliman. Since its conception in 1965, AWITAN has serenaded the engineering community with a wide variety of Christmas and Themed chorale pieces. This year’s pre- judging system is geared towards a bias-free evaluation of the participating groups via blind judging. Participating groups would have the opportunity to hear the comments and suggestions of the judges after their pre-judging performance.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/awitan.upkem.
Indakan (UP Film Institute, 6 PM – 12 MN)
Indakan is a themed dance competition which aims to showcase the talents and creativity of amateur groups from various engineering organizations. Performances shall highlight the given theme through their dance choreography and music. This year, Indakan traces our native roots as it features the diversity and richness of Filipino culture and tradition. The performers from the group category will take us around the country as they embody Filipino cultural dance and celebration through their performances that shall bring different Philippine festivals from the streets to the stage.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/upaces.indakan.
Maskipaps (Eng’g Steps, 7 PM – 12 MN)
MSK 2017 is a competition of performances among different Engineering organizations that addresses and tackles various socio-cultural issues through arts and fashion. It will be composed of two categories, pair and group category, which will have two different themes but will still be in line with the general theme.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/UpBetaEpsilon.
Dulaang Engineering (UP Film Institute, 6 PM – 11 PM)
The event showcases the talent in theatre production of the Engineering students through play performances that promote responsiveness on current trends and issues in the college, the university, and the country.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/UPPRIMEDulaangEngineering
Miss Engineering (University Theater, 6 PM – 10 PM)
Miss Engineering is the most awaited night event of Engineering Week. Male students from the College of Engineering, each representing their organizations, compete in a grand pageant composed of photoshoots, video shoots, charity event, seminars, workshops, rehearsals and the pageant night. Each candidate will also portray a specific Philippine goddess or deity, while carrying the theme for this year’s Miss Engineering: “Self-Empowerment”.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/UPMissEngg
Engineering Week Afterparty (TBA, 7 PM onwards)
This will serve as the awards night for the whole of Engineering Week 2017, as well as the after-party of the week-long event with the theme “Sinulog” or street party. Everyone from the Engineering community is invited to attend a night full of enjoyment and celebration for everything that encompasses Engineering Week 2017. A short program will signify the start of the event to be followed by the awarding of the Top 10 and special awards by popular demand, and capped off with a party.
Nature of the event: All events are open to the public. Some may require tickets for attending the event. You may visit their facebook pages for details.
This event is co- presented to you by Maxx Gum and Payless Xtra Big Pancit Canton.
In cooperation with Kratos Strong Coffee.
Also brought to you by 100 Plus and Sound Brothers Inc.
Special thanks to Andy Cola, Cosé, King Sue, Rebisco, MicroCadd, Kalibrr and RedBull.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/UpEnggWeek.