DOST, Muntinlupa college partner to promote 3-D printing in academe

THE Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) has tied up with Colegio de Muntinlupa (CDM) to promote 3-D printing technology in the academe.

Their joint effort is aimed at facilitating research collaborations on 3-D printing hubs for study, training, innovation, commercialization and industry-based activities.

According to the agreement, the institute will assist CDM with training programs on 3-D printing technology, as well as the implementation of other research and development projects.

Both parties entered into the partnership with the forging of a memorandum of understanding led by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, Vice Mayor Temy Simundac, CDM College President Dr. Teresita Fortuna and DOST-ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle Briones on March 22 in the university’s main building along Posadas Avenue in Barangay Sucat Muntinlupa. Joining them were other officials from the city government and DOST-ITDI.

Fresnedi thanked DOST-ITDI for partnering with the local government unit in training the next engineers and architects of the city.

The ceremonial signing event formed part of CDM’s fifth founding anniversary celebration with the theme: “CDM Intensifies Immersive Conduct of Definitive Programs and Innovations serving five pillars: Expansion of Infrastructure Projects, Implement Research Roadmap, Flexible Conduct of Face-to-face Classes, Continuous Program Development, and Produce Licensed Engineers.”

Recently the university announced that it will offer the following new programs: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, BS Construction Engineering and Management, BS Environmental Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering, and BS Robotics Engineering.

They add to the existing engineering courses: BS Civil Engineering, BS Computer Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Electronics Engineering, and BS Mechanical Engineering.

Fresnedi urged aspiring engineering and architecture students from Muntinlupa and nearby cities to enroll in these programs.

Fortuna, who also serves as CDM College administrator and was former DOST-National Capital Region director, noted that the institution provides top-notch education on science and technology from highly esteemed faculty and integrated training with top-of-the-line industrial equipment.

Established in 2018, CDM will hold its first commencement exercise this year for its first batch of graduates.