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Sep 10
Sep 10

Empowering the Chemical Engineering Youth for the Future

By Shely Anne Ortiz The Chemical engineering field presents several career opportunities for its future graduates. Chemical engineers can take on a variety of work ranging from technical to academic. Aside from their versatility, chemical engineers have the potential to build sustainable change through their  scientific proficiencies. The pioneers of the Chemical Engineering Summit envisioned creating […]

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Sep 13
Sep 13

ChEering UP Pinoys since 2012

By Junel Lawrence Indiongco In today’s society, life has turned into a game of survival between the rich and the poor. Chances of finding sustainable jobs and being employed have become very slim. Consumer goods and other necessities continue to get more expensive than before. Because of how unfair way of life in the Philippines […]

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Sep 8
Sep 8

Shaping the Nation through Scientific Pursuits

By Rio Cañal In the Philippines, a growing need for research and technological development persists as it is seen as one of the key elements that drive countries towards progress. With the vision of instilling the culture of research among the Filipino youth, the future leaders of our country, Research Fair was launched in 2002. […]

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Nov 16
Nov 16

Alchemist, Topnotcher, Engineer

By Eloisa Janelle Greñas Kuya Rey. Within the organization, Reynaldo Marquez Jr. was known as a real “Kuya” – he kept us bonded and blissful in our everyday encounters in the tambayan. He extends beyond the scope of his duties as the Executive Officer for Internal Affairs in 2013-2014, as he has made unyielding friendships […]

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Jul 20
Jul 20

The Alchemist

By Jethro Pascasio Alchemist. This is the term used to refer to a member of UP ALCHEMES – similar to how Isko/Iska is used for a student from UP. It is also reminiscent of the similarly titled novel written by Paulo Coelho. (Although the original title is in Portuguese, O Alquimista.) In the novel, the […]

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Jul 26
Jul 26

CEERS Advantage

By Jan Moldez Senior year. We’ve all been there. It is a mixture of a lot of different emotions. There’s the euphoria from knowledge of imminent freedom from high school. There’s the sadness because of the impending separation from good friends. And then there’s the anxiety which usually stems from one particular thing – college. […]

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Jun 28
Jun 28

Alex Cruz, the Alchemist

By Eloisa Janelle Grenas With all the news surfacing about him recently, he has gathered a lot of descriptions besides his wide collection of accolades and distinctions. He is subtly described as the most inspiring Summa Cum Laude of his generation. Everyone probably heard of his stirring Math 17 story, one that everyone could more […]

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Jun 34
Jun 34

Keeping the SHAPE

By Patricia Bata After its establishment 15 years ago, UP ALCHEMES takes pride in being able to continuously instill the five core values to its members, who are also known as Alchemists. These core values, best known as SHAPE, are Service, Humility, Academics, Professionalism, and Excellence. They are displayed in the events and activities organized […]

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