Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UP 49ers: Sixty-Two Years of Unmatched Distinction

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Since 1954, the UP Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Association, Inc. or the UP 49ers has been the home to exceptional professionals, engineers, and most especially leaders, in the fields of mining, metallurgical, and materials engineering and its academe. For 62 years, as the premier academic organization in the said field, the UP 49ers has been unrivalled in its dedication to the pursuit of holistic development; for 62 years, the UP 49ers has been producing top-notch individuals who are committed to academic excellence, and as well as social awareness.

This year, as the UP 49ers marks its 62nd year of yet nonpareil excellence, grander events are in store. One of these is the National Mining and Metallurgical Engineering (NMME) Summit 2016, now on its 7th year, which convenes future mining and metallurgical engineers from all over the country to foster responsible engineering by tackling not only advancements but also relevant social issues in the industry. Participated in by delegates from all over the country, NMMES is a 3-day event which consists of talks from well-renowned speakers, a quiz bee, a plant tour, a mini-conference, and a socials night to build bonds among the budding engineers in the fields of mining and metallurgy.

National Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Summit 
September 22-24, 2016 
University of the Philippines – Diliman 
Woodridge Heights Residential and Commercial Estates, Marikina City

September 22 – Company Talks | Quiz Bee
September 23 – Lecture Series | Mini Conference 
September 24 – Plant Tour | Socials Night

Another is the Materials Innovation, composed of the Materials Research Idea Fair (MRIF) and the Materials Innovation Seminar (MIS), encourages the Filipino youth to be involved with the innovative technologies in the field of applied and materials science. MRIF promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge through presentation of the high school students' own researches and proposals with potential in various commercial applications. On the other hand, the Materials Innovation Seminar is held to inform the scientific community regarding the recent technological advancements in Materials Science Engineering.

Materials Innovation September 21, 2016 University of the Philippines – Diliman

Materials Innovation Seminar (MIS) | Materials Research Idea Fair (MRIF) 

Another is the Roadshow 2017, a nationwide lecture, which aims to inform the Philippines and its youth about responsible mining. Now on its 15th installment, the Cliptomania 2016 is the ultimate movie quiz show open to all movie enthusiasts, both undergraduate and postgraduate. 

With previous themes such as "A Game of Hearts" and "Scream and You're Dead", it brings friends and strangers alike together through a night of thrill and excitement. 

Last year’s Cliptomania

Also, a community outreach project, the UP 49ers Gives Back, honors the efforts and endeavors of the staff of the UP Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UP 49ers’ home department. Recognizing its roots with activities such as the Grand Pakain, the organization, through the UP 49ers Gives Back, gives tribute to the people behind the department's success. 

Gives Back 
September 21, 2016 
DMMME Lobby, UP Diliman

Lastly, to culminate the anniversary month, a Grand Alumni Homecoming & Anniversary Party will be held to celebrate UP 49ers’ 62 years of unmatched distinction. 

UP 49ers Alumni Homecoming & 62nd Anniversary Party 
October 1, 2016 
CVJ Clubhouse, Marikina City

For event inquiries, please contact Ms. Eliza Dufourt (0906 217 2998), for alumni relations inquiries, please contact Ms. Jenina Arellano (0916 224 6651), and for marketing-related inquiries, please contact Ms. Nareija Tanggol (0917 723 2857).

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