THOMASIANS will represent the Philippines in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 10, along with students from Don Bosco Technical College and Mapua Institute of Technology.

The three schools will each build a prototype vehicle, designed to travel the longest distance using the least amount of fuel possible.

The UST eco-marathon team will race against 107 participants from other educational institutions across Asia. They are led by Faculty of Engineering professor Raymundo Melegrito, and mechanical engineering senior Tim Orille.

A tentative roster of 15 Thomasian participants will include mechanical engineering and electronics and communications engineering students, and an industrial design student. The team recently received a P450,000 incentive after gaining the most number of “fans” in the social networking site Facebook.

Grand-prize winners of the marathon will receive $1,500. Adrienne Jesse A. Maleficio

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