Electronics Engineering team wins 1st runner-up in national quiz bee

A team of Carolinian students composed of B.S. Electronics Engineering students was first runner-up during the Intercollegiate Quiz Bee of the 25th SquEEEze: The National EEE Competition and Convention held online December 4, 2022. 

Wilbert Angelo J. Bedanio, Byron John M. Gillana, and Nico Louis E. Ubas represented the University of San Carlos with the guidance of their coach, Engr. Albert Bañacia.

From left: Wilbert Angelo J. Bedanio, Byron John M. Gillan, and Nico Louis E. Ubas

SquEEEze is a flagship event of the UP Circuit, an academic, non-profit, and non-political organization based in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman. 

The competition is the only national intercollegiate Electrical and Electronics Engineering quiz show in the Philippines that aims to promote academic excellence in the field of Computer, Electrical, and Electronics and Communications Engineering. 

Thirty-six teams from different schools in the country joined the written elimination round on November 27, 2022. Three days after, nine teams including the Carolinian contingent were announced as semifinalists that competed again for the top five slots in the final round. 

The last two rounds of the contest were oral quiz bees. The battle for wits and brilliance ended up with USC placing first runner-up.

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