After winning last year and taking home the same hefty amount of USD 2, 500, CTU Main Electronics Engineering (EcE) Team proved another championship at LEAR Innovation Olympics 2018 was a piece of cake.
The team comprised of 5th year students Sheene Shane Mascardo , Terence Yap, and Christian Mahinay who knew their way around “Intelligent Transport System Based on Real-Time Paratransit Information using LoraWAN, Smartphone Application, and Internet of Things (IoT).”
With 44 entries from different schools, LEAR Corporation was able to narrow down to 5—CIT University (1 entry), University of San Carlos (2 entries), UC Main (1 entry)—and finally choose CTU’s entry on November 16.
Vying to defend the title, Mascardo and members had coach Maria Gemel Palconit and Department chair Jun-Jun Obiso to thank for, as they had been thoroughly oriented on “internet of things” paradigm.
Such a plan really worked out as the team’s winning entry last year was “SMS and Image Emergency Alarm System for Crime-related Incidents in Taxicabs Using Internet of Things,” which gave way for this year’s presentation.
“The secret to retaining the title is consistent practice which usually includes simulation and mock presentations. The total duration of preparation is roughly 4 months… . We implemented strategic planning as to what innovation to be made… to compete in LEAR. Most especially PRAYER and trust in GOD,” Dr. Obiso said in a statement. UICPA