Dec 3, 2009
Mr. Meneleo Carlos, Jr. recently gave a basket of advice to some 100 chemical engineering students from various universities in Luzon, enjoining them not only to help gain competencies in engineering and business, but also to contribute towards building a more sustainable environment and a better society.

He spoke at the seminar entitled “ Chemical Engineering in Changing Times “ organized by RI Chem and UPKem at the Chemical Engineering Building at UP Diliman on August 22, 2009. Over 100 junior and senior chemical engineering students from UP Diliman, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Santo Tomas, and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pilipinas participated in the seminar. This activity coincided with UPKEM’s 50th year anniversary celebration this year.

In his extemporaneous speech, Mr. Carlos urged students to find something that drives them not only in school, but also when they begin working. “ It is not enough to have a good pay. Wherever you work, find value and contribute towards the betterment of society,” he said. Towards this end, he called on students to engage more in real research and development course.

Other speakers included Mr. Fortune Ilaya, AVP for Sales, who elaborated on the products of RI Chem and the industries the company served. Dr. Cesar Nuevo, CTNI consultant, highlighted RI Chem’s corporate social responsibility project related to cloning quality seedlings for the wood industry, which can raise farmers’ income and help contribute to environmental protection.
Ms. Carolina Carlos delivered the opening remarks, saying that working at RI Chem provided stimulating interaction with various chemical engineers and offered numerous possibilities for personal growth and professional career development in production, R&D, technical sales and human resources.