Reinforcing Academe Linkage in the Philippines

Reinforcing Academe Linkage in the Philippines

By: Chris Manuel Garcia, Product Engineer

According to Zoran Zvonar, ADI Fellow and University Programs Director, ADI values its relations to university partners in the global landscape. Strengthening these relations involves partnering with top universities and developing potential talents through involvement with on-campus research projects and student organizations. In line with this initiative, the annual symposium features an Academe Paper Presentation encompassing different areas of interest of ADI.

ADI Philippines welcomed more than a hundred participants from 22 different schools, colleges, and universities. This year marked another milestone for ADGT because for the first time, a 1-day event was dedicated for Academe activities and “The Enigma” was launched. Participants took part in technical paper presentations, project demonstrations, workshops, plant tours, and other activities. 

Lendl Alunan, head of Academe Day 2019, delivered his opening remarks by sharing the initiatives of ADI in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track for senior high school students. He continued to inspire the guests as he shared his own 3F’s of success – failure, faith, and fun.

Out of 52 paper submissions, the highest number of entries in ADTS history, University of the Philippines-Diliman (UP-Diliman) emerged as the winner for this year’s paper presentation with their project entitled “Design, Fabrication, and Modeling of Tunable High Contrast Gratings (HCG) MEMS 1060nm VCSELS with 32nm Electrostatic Tuning Range”.

The afternoon session showcased project demonstrations as well as workshops for college and faculty members which featured ADI’s ADALM2000 (M2K), an advanced active learning module suited for various experiments and simulations. Also, one of the highlights of this year’s event is “The Enigma” which tested their technical and logical skills as they pass mind-boggling stations. One of the students even remarked that the event sparked his interest in electronics and he is planning to work at ADI in the future.

Cris Igtiben, Senior Product Analysis Engineer, graced the closing ceremony as he shared his ADI journey by extending his goal-setting mindset and how young professionals deal with real life challenges. As Academe Linkage Coordinator, Jay Sanchez expressed his gratitude to the success of the event. He ended his remarks as he shared the areas of interests of ADI and how it partners with the academe through research and development to be ahead of what’s possible.