APC standing strong in the 2019 Emerson Innovation Challenge

By: Julian Bass

(L-R): Joshua Bernados, Aliah Casabuena, Kyla Lapid, and Reister Ruedas

Asia Pacific College has the goal of producing talented, lifelong learning graduates who are anchored on the principles of integrity and professionalism. In view of this objective, many of our peers take the next step as representatives of the school in organizational competitions. Opportunities like these are definitely not to be missed. These give our students the chance not just to showcase their talents but also to boldly impart our school’s professional culture.

Last July 1, a group of four college students joined the Emerson Innovation Challenge for 2019 under the mentorship of Engr. Marielet Guillermo. The participants were Kyla Lapid and Aliah Casabuena (Computer Science students), Joshua Bernados (Electronics Engineering student), and Reister Ruedas (Computer Engineering student).

APC also had a titular role in last year’s Emerson Innovation Challenge. Passing on the flag, our new team is continuing the school’s well-known tradition of exploring new possibilities for technology and information.

Students with Ms. Marielet Guillermo

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company, is an American Multinational Corporation that manufactures products and provides engineering services for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. The trend of inviting teams from various schools nationwide began last year. Students participated in an innovation camp that gives them the freedom to use their creativity and develop ingenious solutions to modern-day problems.

The competition is still in its budding stage, but the team is making solid progress with their prototype titled “Lawin.” Progress reports are currently underway, followed by an upcoming presentation on November 30.

While the competition is far from over, it is important to recall the root of which such competitions take place. Yes, it may rather be a cliché idea, but it’s never truly about winning. At the end of the day, when the lights shine on these talented individuals, we see not only their love and passion for their work, but also the pride and joy they have in those who drive them forward.

Our Emerson team is a gleaming reminder of how far we have all come as a family of APC and how we all rally and support one another. Be it with technology, science, or business, our RAMs will always find a way to move forward with confidence and integrity.