September 09, 2017 - September 16, 2017 - 8:00 am
12th National Civil Engineering Summit
If society is the human body, then Civil Engineering is the skeleton. Civil engineering serves as the framework for all societal functions. By connecting lives through bridges, moving industries through roads, reaching newer heights through skyscrapers (literally) and sheltering people through houses, civil engineering remains a pivotal part of modern society. As overwhelming and difficult as it may appear, service makes pursuing the field a much fulfilling experience.
Get ready to be equipped with the knowledge that’ll help you take on the field with ease as this September, the UP Association of Civil Engineering Students (UP ACES) once again brings back the biggest civil engineering event in the country. On its 12th year, the National Civil Engineering Summit is set to give the ultimate civil engineering experience.
On September 6, the NCES kicks off with Jumpstart, a thanksgiving celebration and an opening ceremony for the grandest civil engineering event in the country!
Up next is InCEthink on September 9, featuring various events that target high school students from various schools. InCEthink is set to provide a background on the field of civil engineering to foster interest among high school students in pursuing the field. The event features InCEthink: High School Career Talk where various professional civil engineers introduce the field by sharing their experiences, InCEthink: Civil Engineering Lab Tour, an interactive experience showcasing the Institute of Civil Engineering and of course, InCEthink: Bridge Building Competition where the team that builds the most effective and cost-efficient bridge takes home the trophy and a cash prize.
On the 14th and 15th of September comes the much awaited National Civil Engineering Symposium. With over 4000 participants from all over the country, the National Civil Engineering Symposium boasts as the largest gathering of civil engineering in the Philippines. With the theme of Reconstruct: Forging the Nation’s Advancement Through Service and Innovation, this year’s Symposium aims to promote a nationalistic approach in pursuing civil engineering. Well renowned speakers will share their experiences, expertise as well as insights on how we can build the nation not just as Filipino civil engineers, but civil engineers for the Filipino people. Held outside the University Theatre is the Civil Engineering Job Fair, an interactive experience for students to connect with various companies and institutions where they can submit their resumes and expand their network. Simultaneously held at different locations in UP Diliman are the Civil Engineering Lab Tour –where college students from different universities get a first-hand experience on the cutting edge facilities of the Institute of Civil Engineering, AdvanCE: The Six Fields of Civil Engineering— a more extensive preview of each of the six fields of civil engineering, and the Civil Engineering Company talk — an event that extends to the 16th where well-known companies showcase themselves.
The NCES concludes with the National Civil Engineering Quiz on the 16th, where over 120 teams from all over the country compete for the championship. The NCEQ boasts its whopping 100,000 peso total cash prize and with a new addition of a prestigious revolving championship trophy. The teams must answer various challenging questions that will surely test their knowledge in the field of civil engineering.
The National Civil Engineering Summit awaits you, future civil engineers!