By Le Grande Dolino

SMC students bag the championship and second runner-up awards in the recently concluded National Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering Summit held online last March 26 to 28, 2021.

The event consisted of a qualifying quiz bee round which led to the Idea Challenge, where groups proposed solutions to "medical waste management and valorization" in the Philippines.

Team L composed of Carlos Gabriel Araniego (Grade 12), Maria Leianna Yutig (Grade 11) and Crispino Alvarado III (Grade 10) under Engr. Ace Lonzaga (coach) emerged as champion. Team K composed of Tom Manuel Piccio (Grade 12), Warren Dominic Beltran (Grade 11), and Mary Grace Espino (Grade 10) under Ms. Jihan Codizar (coach) bagged the second runner-up prize as well as the Best in Quiz Bee award.

The event was organized by the UP Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering Association Incorporated.