UP, Ateneo, La Salle student groups vie to represent PH in int?l IT tilt

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[/caption] Indra Future Minds Competition is an international university competition which provides a venue for undergraduates to demonstrate their talent and skills in managing solutions based on real projects developed by Indra, a top IT company in Spain. The Philippines first joined the international university competition last year, with UPD students Maria Katrina E. Volante, Benedict Ivan A. Andrade, and Erwin L. Soleta, representing the country. The Philippines team qualified for the final phase and traveled to Spain to compete against three other universities, eventually winning the competition. For the third edition, the Philippines will now send two teams to participate in the competition. An interuniversity competition locally will determine the university students who will compete against other universities from all over the world during the global competition. The initial sets of students were selected from the list of applicants who were evaluated based on the company?s standard recruitment process. Two teams from UPD were then chosen to compete in the local competition. The first team from UPD consists of Angelica Joyce Ramos and Ian Catamora, both taking up Bachelors of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BS ECE), and Shane Jayson Cruz, taking up Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering (BS IE). The members of the second team from UPD are John Arden Orata and Jhoanne Clarize Monta, both taking up BS ECE as well, and Paolo Martin Santos, a Bachelors of Science in Materials Engineering (BS MatEng) student. The students from ADMU are Robert Alfie Pe?a and Joshua Mendoza, both BS ECE students and Brian Lao, studying Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering (BS CoE). Meanwhile, the DLSU team composed of Jerome Cuevas and John Clifford Konwat, both taking up BS ECE, and Catherine Denise Rollan, a BS IE student. During this phase of the competition, the students will have to present a solution to an ?enigma? (challenge or problem) based on Indra?s traffic management system. Just recently, Indra, together with Miescor, was contracted by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to upgrade their traffic management system. The traffic signal system will be provided by Indra while Miescor will provide the civil works needed by the project. Two teams will be chosen based on how their solution adheres to the four core values of Indra ? rigor, determination, originality, and sensitivity. The two Philippine teams will then compete with students from Peru, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy and Turkey. Only four teams will advance to the finals which will take place in Brazil on April 2013. ]]>

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