Quezon City. SurePro Solutions strengthened its commitment to support the Department of Engineering of the Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) by becoming the principal sponsor of Team CCP Bobcats Trailwind, the school’s official participant to the Shell Eco-Marathon 2016. At the official turnover ceremony held at the CCP boardroom, SurePro Solution’s Managing Director, Anthony Co and Operations Manager, Cristina Co, awarded the check worth PHP 50,000 to Atty. Crispino Reyes, President of CCP and Engr. Leah Macatangay, Dean of the College of Engineering. Also present at the ceremony were other COE faculty members and members of Team CCP Bobcats Trailwind.
The Shell Eco-Marathon is a yearly competition challenging student teams from around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. It aims to promote the use green energy and innovation.
“We called our team as Team CCP Bobcats Trailwind, and the reason for this is that all the members are mostly [sic] soft-hearted. We deemed it the right name of our car-- soft and breezy.”, explains Team leader Antonio Celestial.
Apart from monetary donation, SurePro has also pledged valuable technical advice on the use of SolidWorks, the 3D CAD software that will be used to design Trailwind.
The partnership between SurePro and CCP’s College of Engineering began last year when the latter purchased several educational licenses of SolidWorks. Since then, students from the school have been active participants to SurePro events including the SolidWorks Hands-On-Test-Drive. Trailwind’s team members have also visited SurePro’s headquarters in Makati and sought the advice of the company’s Application Engineers regarding their car’s design.
The team is aiming to drive the farthest distance with just one litre of gasoline. Different universities around Asia are entering their car designs including University of the Philippines and University of Sto. Tomas, all of which have also qualified at the top 10 last year.
The CCP University officially launched its entry to the Shell Eco-Marathon in a ceremony held at the school quandrangle last 15 January 2016.
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