CHED endorses participation in ICEE-Phil 2018

The Officer-In-Charge of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), J Prospero E. De Vera III, DPA, issued a Memorandum on the 4th International Conference on Engineering Education – Philippines (ICEE-Phil 2018).  In the Memo, Dr. De Vera endorses the  participation of interested parties from Higher Education Institutions in ICEE-Phil 2018.

CHED Endorsement for ICEE-Phil 2018



PAES announces keynote and plenary speakers at ICEE-Phil 2018

The Core Organizing Committee of the 4th International Conference on Engineering Education – Philippines (ICEE-Phil 2018) announces the line up of Keynote and Plenary Speakers.  The distinguished Speakers are led by Dr. Rana Hasan, the Director of Development Economics and Indicators Division of the Economic Research and Regional Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  Dr. Hasan will be talking about “The Role of Engineering Education in a Thriving Industry 4.0”.

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The Senior Manager and Head of Network Technology Strategy and Execution of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Mr. Jouie Horante M. Bartolome, will be joining giving a Plenary Talk on “The importance of Industry-Academe partnership in a thriving Industry 4.0”.

The two will be joined by two academics who have been actively pursuing Industry 4.0-related and Sustainable Development-related  research.  One of them is a curriculum design expert, who specializes in Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate (CDIO) approach in Engineering Education while incorporating Sustainability Development and Design Thinking. She is Prof. Evelyn R. Laurito, Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas (UST).  In her Plenary Talk, Prof. Laurito shall be speaking about “Addressing UN SDGs through curriculum design in Engineering Education”.

This year, participants in the ICEE-Phil 2018 will be treated with fresh ideas from a young Malaysian scientist and inventor from the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Dr. Eric Tatt Wei, Ho, who is actively pursuing research on applying deep learning and network science techniques to investigate brain-based measurements and interventions for addiction, neurodegeneration, cognitive performance & safety, and for control of electronics systems and devices.  For his Plenary Talk, he will speak about “Education for Industry 4.0 – the democratization of information & new value for the University”.

The Core Organizing Committee of ICEE-Phil 2018 is composed of the PAES President, Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, Ph.D. (University of Santo Tomas), the 1st Vice-President and Conference Chair, Dean Florante A. Magnaye, M.Sc., ASEAN Engr. (Technological Institute of the Philippines), the Secretary, Prof. Melito A. Baccay, D.Eng. (Technological University of the Philippines), and the Treasurer, Dean Evelyn Q. Raguindin, M.Sc., ASEAN Engr. (Adamson University).  They are assisted by Miss Jennifer Del Rosario and Mr. Darwin Joseph Ronquillo.  Their Team is also supported by a counterpart Committee at the Host University, the Holy Angel University, led by the former member of Board of Directors, Dr. Maria Doris Bacamante.


Committee announces finalists in the Undergraduate Engineering Design Contest

The Undergraduate Design Contest Committee, headed by the Secretary of PAES, Dr. Melito A. Baccay, announced the five (5) finalists in this year’s Contest .  One (1) entry each from the De La Salle University, Technological Institute of the Philippines and Technological University of the Philippines, and two (2) entries from Adamson University made the cut this year.  For details on the final entries, please click here.

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The announcement was made by Dr. Baccay per contest timetable, and the finalists were formally notified right after the announcement.  The Committee is composed of the Vice-President for Luzon, Dr. Cynthia L. Posadas, Vice-President for the Visayas, Dean Dany C. Molina, Vice-President for Mindanao, Dr. Charlie L. Canesares, and Director for Luzon, Dr. Arnold Elepaño.  They are supported by the PAES Treasurer, Dean Evelyn Q. Raguindin, the 1st Vice-President, Dean Florante Magnaye, who also serves as the Conference Chair of ICEE-Phil 2018,  and the President, Dr. Philipina A. Marcelo.


PAES releases Call for Entries for Undergrad Eng’g Design Contest 2018

The Board of Directors (BOD) of PAES releases Call for Entries for the “2018 Undergraduate Engineering Design Contest”.  The bi-annual contest will be coordinated this year by the PAES Secretary, Dr. Melito A. Baccay.  He will be supported by a Committee composed of BOD members, and the ICEE-Phil 2018 Core Group Organizers composed of the 1st Vice-President who is also the Conference Chair, Dean Florante A. Magnaye, the Treasurer, Dean Evelyn Q. Raguindin, Dr. Baccay himself, and the President, Dr. Philipina A. Marcelo. Click here for information.

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Acceptance of entries will continue until 31 August 2018.  A short list will then be made from the submitted entries, and from the short list, five (5) finalists will be chosen.  The Final judging is scheduled on 19 October 2018 as “pre-event” for ICEE-Phil 2018.


PAES releases Call for Papers for ICEE-Phil 2018

After their monthly meeting in March 2018, presided by the President, Dr. Philipina A. Marcelo, at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City, the Board of Directors of PAES, Inc. released Call for Papers for the International Conference on Engineering Education – Philippines (ICEE-Phil 2018) with the theme, “Facing the Challenges of Industry 4.0”, to be held on 25-26 October 2018 at the Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga in conjunction with the Association’s General Membership Meeting (GMM).

Call for Papers

As per PAES Constitution and By-Laws, the 1st Vice-President, Dean Florante Magnaye, will serve as the Conference Chair.  Dr. Marcelo, the Secretary, Dr. Melito Baccay and the Treasurer, Dean Evelyn Q. Raguindin, make up the Core Organizing Team with Dean Magnaye for ICEE-Phil 2018.


PAES GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017 go ‘mobile’

The “3rd International Conference on Engineering Education” (ICEE-Phil 2017) organized by the Philippine Association of Engineering Schools (PAES), Inc., which will IMG_3198be held in conjunction with the PAES General Membership Meeting (GMM), can now be conveniently followed by participants through their smart mobile phones via the Thomson Reuters Convene App.  The App is available on Apple App Store for iPhones and Google Play for androids.  App users can look for “GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017” to follow proceedings of the GMM and the conference.

Participants and guests may submit their feedback on the various sessions and activities in the GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017, which can be monitored by the organizers, real-time.  This is viewed to bring about dynamism in the conduct of the event, and will enable the GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017 Organizing Team to respond more effectively to the needs and queries of the participants.  It will also make possible the convenient on-line interaction of the participants with the speakers.

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Prime movers of Teaching and Learning will speak at ICEE-Phil 2017

The ICEE-Phil this year promises to be another excellent gathering of Philippine Association of Engineering Schools (PAES), Inc. representatives as it will be graced by prominent individuals in Engineering Education in the country and in the world.


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The Keynote shall be given by the Dean of Teaching and Learning of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, Prof. Teri Balser, Ph.D.  She will speak on The Changing Role of the University: Higher Education and the Modern Need for Lifelong Learning”.  PAES is, indeed, fortunate for having Prof. Balser in ICEE-Phil 2017.  She has won various prestigious awards in her efforts to continuously advance Teaching and Learning in Science and Engineering.  Her efforts are phenomenal, and her achievements, as manifested by her students’ progress, are truly inspirational.  As such, she is one of the most sought after speakers on Teaching and Learning in the world today.  Learn more about our Keynote Speaker, click here.

Prof. Balser will be joined by Assoc. Prof. Iain Murray, Ph.D. who is a Senior Lecturer at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Curtin University.  He is Course Coordinator of Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking) and of Electrical and Computer Engineering Double Degrees at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Curtin University.  He is an award-winning faculty for the innovations he has introduced in teaching-learning and continuous outstanding contributions to student  learning at Curtin.  Thus, his Plenary Talk will be on “The Role of Engineering Educators and Technology in Lifelong Learning”.  One of his pioneering efforts is the establishment of the Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (CAVI).  To learn more about his many interesting pursuits in using technology to enhance teaching and learning, please click here or here.

Our Plenary Speaker from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU), Assoc. Prof. Stephen Chan, Ph.D., is a strong believer of Learning through Service, hence his Plenary Talk on “Lifelong Learning through Service”.  He heads the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) of HK PolyU, which adds to the strength and uniqueness of the University.  Without a doubt, the transformative quality of education that HK PolyU offers is greatly enhanced by OSL.  Therefore, we expect to have the sharing of Dr. Chan to be an incredible experience for ICEE-Phil 2017 participants.  To learn more about the advocacies of Dr. Chan and the thrusts of OSL, click here.

A young and passionate mover of Engineering Education in India will be joining our team of International Plenary Speakers this year at ICEE-Phil, Dr. Yogesh Velankar of the Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras.  He will speak not only about “Lifelong Learning through Graduate Education”, but also about his experience in creating enabling platforms for lifelong learning as Senior Advisor at the TLC of IIT-Madras and his other engagements and advocacies.

Our international speakers will be joined by Prof. Maria Natalia R. Dimaano, D.Eng. of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Santo Tomas (UST).  As the current Chair of Division 7 (Engineering and Industrial Research Division) of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), her Talk on “Research as a Means of Cultivating Lifelong Learning” promises to be highly informative.  It is expected to inspire the culture of collaboration among PAES members in pursuing research works that can contribute to national development, and inspiring lifelong learning among Filipino engineers.

Bridging the gap between student training and the skills demanded by professional practice is essential in achieving relevance in education.  Therefore, close collaboration between the Academe and the Industry does not only enhance education, but it also promotes lifelong learning both among students and faculty members.  Dr. Chito Salazar, President of PHINMA Education and of  the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) will be addressing this exciting topic through his Talk, “Industry-Academe Engagement for Lifelong Learning”.

Listen to our speakers, join the discussions and fora, ask your ‘burning questions’, share your insights… join us in ICEE-Phil 2017.  REGISTER NOW!  Click here or send us an e-mail at


PAES BOD rolls out invitations to the GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017

In their first monthly meeting for 2017 held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Philippine Association of Engineering Schools (PAES), Inc., presided for the first time by the 2016-2018 President, Dean Philipina A. Marcelo of UST, held  initial planning of the General Membership Meeting (GMM) and the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Education – Philippines (ICEE-Phil 2017).  The BOD decided on a theme, “Engineering Educators as Prime Movers for Lifelong Learning”. In March 2017, the first Call for Abstracts was issued.

In their meeting in June at the National University, hosted by Dean Carla P. Falconit, Director for NCR, this year’s Conference Chair and 1st Vice-President, Dean Florante Magnaye of the Technological Institute of the Philippines, spearheaded the discussion on GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017.  Important details were finalized then.

Today, the BOD issue the first round of invitations with an exciting line-up of Keynote and Plenary Speakers who are to speak on equally exciting and relevant topics in Engineering Education.

ICEE Invitation Poster

The BOD invites administrators, academic officials and faculty members of member schools to participate in the GMM + ICEE-Phil 2017, which will be held at the Ballroom Hall of the Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. (BGPOP) Building at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in the City of Manila.



Latest Programme and Parallel Sessions

The ICEE-Phil 2016 Team releases the latest Programme, and announces the list of accepted Abstracts as well as the schedule of presentations in the Parallel Sessions:



Listen to our International Speakers’ talks in Plenary Sessions and sharing from local Engineering Education researchers and PAES members Schools administrators in the Parallel Sessions.  Register now!  Click here.