At the reception hosted by University of the Philippines President Danilo L. Concepcion, together with officials of the UP Diliman College of Engineering (CoE) and the UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI), alumni of the CoE who donated professorial chairs and new books to support the nation’s future engineers expressed their commitment and gratitude to the University. The donors received Sundial Plaques as tokens of appreciation from UP. The event was held at the UP Board of Regents Room in Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City on October 22, 2019.

Students from the Institute of Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman won the championship in the Eco-concrete Competition at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring 2019 Convention in Quebec, Canada. The students used locally abundant Diliman tuff as partial replacement to cement and waste glass in making an environmentally friendly concrete. The students won over schools from North and South America, Europe and Asia.