Mapúa student Jeremy De Leon (center), accompanied by Engr. Febus Reidj Criuz (second from left), receives the YIP Award from the judges. Photo courtesy of DOST-PCIEERD (pcieerd.dost.gov.ph)
Mapúa BS Manufacturing Engineering student Jeremy De Leon received the Young Innovators Program (YIP) Award from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).
De Leon, mentored by Engr. Febus Reidj Cruz, is one of the six awardees who were recognized by DOST-PCIEERD during the National Science and Technology Week celebration last July 18 at the World Trade Center.
Dubbed as “Bagwis,” De Leon’s research proposal is a low-cost light, charging, and current detection system that will be mounted on pedicabs, ensuring passengers’ safety especially during the rainy season.
Launched in 2017, YIP recognizes promising researchers under the age of 30 to further encourage them to delve into scientific research through provision of financial assistance. A group of Mapúa Senior High School students, that worked on a fire-detecting equipment powered by Internet of Things and Artificial Neural Network, emerged as one of the pioneer YIP awardees.