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44 UPLB chemical engineering graduate recently passed the November 2014 chemical engineering board exams held last November 21-23, 2014. The University posted an 86.27% passing rate against a national rate of 68.43%.
UPLB got the Second Top Performing school recognition with three top-notchers namely, Ellyza Joy M. Quintela (3rd), Reynield John G. Formiloza (8th) and Zephaniah Micah L. Esguerra (10th).
The University of the Philippines Los Baños Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center (UPLB-IBRSC),on its first year of inception as a research center, has launched two flagship research and development programs on advance biofuels – biojet and biogasoline – both spearheaded by the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Last April 25, 2014, 10 chemical engineering honor graduates were recognized in the CEAT Testimonial Program and Jobfair held at EE Auditorium, UPLB; 9 were Batch 2009 graduates of 2nd semester 2013-14 while one, Jamel P. Cayabyab was a summer graduate for the same school year. All of them received the CEAT Alumni Association Medal for Academic Excellence while seven received the DOST Award for Academic Excellence in Science.