IE Department hosts inaugural Engineering Economics Olympiad

The USC Department of Industrial Engineering (IE), together with the Collegiate Engineering Council and the Industrial Engineering Council, organized the first-ever Engineering Economics Olympiad on December 2, 2023, at the SAFAD Theater in USC Talamban Campus.

The event marked a significant milestone for the Department, providing a platform for students to showcase their knowledge of engineering economics. 

Thirty students from across the School of Engineering’s six engineering programs, namely Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Civil Engineering, actively participated in the Olympiad. 

The participants demonstrated their proficiency in the application of economic principles. After an intense competition of answering 10 easy, 10 moderate, and 5 difficult questions, the team from the Mechanical Engineering Department, “ME ME”, emerged as the champions.

IE Chair Dr. Lorafe Lozano awards the prize to the winning team.

Meanwhile, “Chinoys” of the Civil Engineering Department and “Team Ishikawa” of the Industrial Engineering Department bagged the second and third places, respectively.

Buoyed by the success of this inaugural Olympiad, the Industrial Engineering Department intends to make this event a yearly tradition. 

The event aims to promote the practical application of engineering economics and enhance the academic and social experiences of students at the University. 

Moreover, it is poised to become a cornerstone event on the Department’s calendar with the intent to attract more participants and reinforce the sense of community within the School of Engineering’s programs.

As USC continues to champion excellence in engineering education, the Engineering Economics Olympiad stands as a testament to the IE Department’s commitment to holistic learning and practical applications of engineering principles.

With reporting from the Department of Industrial Engineering

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