Senior Civil Engineering student Rail Patrick E. Estan, who was second runner-up of 2016 Philippine Institute of Civil Engineering (PICE) Quiz Bowl in August and first runner-up of Regional Civil Engineering Students Quiz Show in September, was bound for championship route at the 10th Don Tomas Mapua National Civil Engineering Quiz Show.
“I was very excited to bring home the first-place award. It was indeed a very memorable and challenging experience. Grabe gyud nga kulba aku’ng gibati pagkakita pa lang naku sa aku’ng mga kontra. Pero worth it ra gihapon, kay na-achieve ra naku ang aku’ng gipanganduy,” Rail said.
At the final round, CTU triumphed over two, who finished in second and third places, from Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila. All three winners received certificates and cash prizes.
The competition had a similar coverage with the engineering board examination—from the basics of Mathematics and Physics to the more specific fields of transportation engineering, water resource and hydraulics, geological engineering, structural engineering, construction and project management and environmental engineering.
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Ateneo de Manila and La Salle University participated also in the event on November 25, 2016 at Mapua Institute of Technology Gymnasium in Intramuros, Manila. (Kezia Mae L. Laureno)