Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I.E International Conference

Last August 25 – 26, 2010, the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of San Carlos hosted an International Conference held at Parklane International Hotel. The conference was attended mostly by fifth years and some from fourth years. There were also participants from big companies, like Timex Corporation, Lear Corporation and Lexmark to name a few. Conference enthusiasts from other schools and universities were also present. To my surprise, the conference was not just an ordinary conference; it was a conference one should not miss most especially for I.E student like me.

Unfortunately, I was not able to enjoy and catch-up that much with the speakers for I was sick at that time. The first day of the conference was the second day of my being sick. But because of the conference which I am very proud to attend to, still I participated. If I was not sick at that time I’m sure I’ve had enjoyed it more.

Just because I’m sick I won’t be able to appreciate the things the department did to make the conference successful. I can really see the efforts of the faculty. They really did a good job. They had very good speakers for the conference which I was very thankful for. I appreciated the speakers from other Universities; like from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Institute Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, and speakers from different companies who shared their experiences as an Industrial Engineer in the real world. Most especially when Dr. Alex Ocampo who is currently the Quality Director for Asia Region of Lear Corporation talked about quality management. Timely, our thesis topic is about reducing claims of a certain company which may lead to their quality issues. But there are also speakers who I can’t really understand maybe because of the modulation of their voices or maybe because of their accent. There was also one speaker who I wasn’t also able to understand because of her pronunciation. I’m not criticizing; it just that I really had hard time understanding on what she really is trying to say.

With regards to the food, it was satisfying, for me. The servers were all accommodating, they served the snacks well. They surely responded to what the participants need. Over-all the event was great. I don’t have regrets that I participated. If given a chance, I would gladly be accepting invitations and join. Hopefully the department will hold the same event next year and the following years. This event really helped students in understanding more of the course. Honestly, my love for this course deepened because of that event. And I would like to take this opportunity to thank those people who contributed in making that event a very SUCCESSFUL ONE!,.HOORAY to IE of USC-TC.