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UST Engineering Eco-marathon Team inaugurates “Tiger 400”
Led by Team Leader Tim Mervin Orille, members of the UST Engineering Eco-marathon Team proudly unveiled the scale model of Tiger 400. Celebrating their quadric-centennial anniversary in 2011, the team aptly named their vehicle entry, “Tiger 400” to dedicate their hard work to the university.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by Reverend Father Franklin Beltran, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Josefin De Alban, UST Assistant Professor and Team Adviser Raymundo Melegrito, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation Sustainable Development Manager Ronald Suarez and UST SEM-Asia godfather for UST and UST alumnus Rico Bersamin.
“We are thankful to Shell for giving us the opportunity to join this competition. The team is tired for they have been working day and night but they are still in high spirits as they are inspired to win this competition for the country,” said UST Assistant Professor and Team Adviser Raymundo Melegrito.
Engineer Josefin De Alban, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, applauded Shell for its worthy initiative. “The Shell Eco-marathon project tells us that Shell has a soul. This is a clear demonstration of Corporate Social Responsibility,” he said.
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation Sustainable Development Manager Ronald Suarez wished the team success in the Shell Eco-marathon competition. “I believe you are already winners as you will be representing our country in the first ever Shell Eco-marathon Asia. Do your best!”
The Fuel Economy Simulator was also featured in the event to further promote fuel efficiency. The simulator drew almost a hundred UST students and faculty to the venue. The state of the art technology of this machine aims to help its users practice Shell’s Fuel Economy tips in a controlled environment before actually practicing it on the road. The simulator provides scores on one’s driving performance to get a better idea of driving techniques and habits one may improve on.
The inauguration of Tiger 400 was held at the UST campus in España, Manila on February 18, 2010. [Christine Guison]