By Redvan Lins Acosta
Student Coordinating Council (SCC) 2013–2014, together with the Student Activities and Development Unit (SADU) joined forces to launch the first ever iTam Techno Fest, a convention exhibiting the world's latest technology trends and forecasting the next wave of innovations. This three day event was held at T905 from March 25–27.
The convention gave students the opportunity to display their innovative thesis projects, many of which have caught the attention of the community at large. Students were also invited to participate in mini-competitions arranged by the College's academic organizations and sponsors. Booths from Microsoft, Kingston, Inno3D, Globe, Lenovo, and Cooler Master were there throughout the event to showcase the world's latest technologies and trends.
A team from Electronics Engineering (ECE), with their project 'Improvement of Wearable Obstacle Detection for the Blind', won the Student's Choice Award. Honor Student's Society (HSS), Freshmen Society, and the SCC Committee won the Best Cluster Award. Information Technology Student's Organization (ITSO) received the Best Booth Award. ITE Department bagged the Best Activity Execution and Outstanding Department Awards.
Finally, the Best Project for the Computer Studies category was awarded to Transit (ITDA) for their Online Client-Assistance System with Mobile Advertisement Application Using Flip board Technology (ITWMA). Christian Adam Vinluan, the presenter of this project won the Best Presenter Award. In the Engineering category, Microcontroller-Based Interactive Bass Guitar Trainer (CpE) won the Best Project.