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The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila beams with pride as students from the College of Engineering and Technology won the top prize for Maxim Integrated Philippines’ Design Innovation Contest.

“Team Heisenberg,” composed of Electronics Engineering students Argen Mary Arceño, Rollison Joshua Tabuyan, Ronn Joaquin Cuenco, Mave Rick Credo, and Michael Buenviaje, won the national competition.

They were given the Spotlight Award and emerged as champions for their proposal, which is a voice-controlled ultraviolet sterilization robot for disinfection. The design also provides features for monitoring purposes.

The virtual competition ran from January 13 to April 6, 2021, where they bested seven other finalists. Maxim Integrated, a semiconductors producer, pledged a P50,000 prize along with a certificate and plaque of recognition for the best design that incorporated the company’s products.

“We congratulate our talented students from the PLM College of Engineering and Technology for making a mark in this competition. Not only were they able to showcase their technical skills, they also put it into practical use amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” University President Emmanuel Leyco said.

“You are indeed bright spots during these dark days. Again, congratulations and may you continue to use your skills for the betterment of our nation!”

PLM continues to uphold its mandate of contributing to nation-building through the provision of quality and accessible education since 1965.

PLM engineering students bag top prize in national competition