The 8th Southern Tagalog Industrial Engineering Seminar (STIES)


University of the Philippines Los Baños Industrial Engineering Students’ Organization (UPLB IESO) in cooperation with UPLB Industrial Engineering Department will be conducting the 8th Southern Tagalog Industrial Engineering Seminar (STIES) with a theme “PIONEER: Leading the Future with Lean Six Sigma” at D.L. Umali Auditorium UPLB.

Lean Six Sigma emphasizes on the collaborative effort to improve performance through eliminating unnecessary and wasteful steps thereby resulting to a more efficient and effective system. Efficiency and effectiveness were originally industrial engineering concepts in assessing performance and is relevant due to the timely issue of increasing scarcity among resources.

STIES is offered to Industrial Engineering students all over the CALABARZON region and this year’s participating schools are the following:

  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sto. Tomas
  • Lyceum of the Philippines – Batangas
  • Pamantasan ng Cabuyao
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Rosa
  • De La Salle – Lipa
  • University of Perpetual Help System Laguna
  • Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  • Lyceum of the Philippines Cavite
  • University of Batangas – Lipa

STIES through the years

STIES is a one-day annual event that aims to continuously provide conducive learning discussions between the speakers and the participants through forums along with a friendly competitive environment among participants through pageant. UPLB IESO has been presenting STIES every year with a specific theme that promotes the chosen principle. Lectures and actual experiences of selected speakers are shared that attest to be useful not only in classroom discussions but also in the field. For seven years, over 20 universities have participated in this event and is continuously increasing yearly. UPLB IESO then conducted two STIES last year to accommodate all interested participants

8th STIES version 2.0 and STIES heads

Registration for the 8th Southern Tagalog Industrial Engineering Seminar (STIES) has reached its maximum capacity and is now closed; however due to the high demand, the UPLB IESO WILL BE HOLDING ANOTHER STIES on the first day of October 2016. For general concerns and queries about the registration of the 8th STIES v2.0, please contact us through call and/or text at +639367175051, or email us at

The 8th STIES is headed by some of the UPLB IESO’s resident members, to wit: Nigel Fredric Pantastico (Logistics), Kyrinne Kate Viaje (Secretariat), Lezette Umali (Program), Jaemeah Joshelle Redondo  and Alethea Diana Villa (Marketing) with the assistance of the incumbent UPLB IESO Executive Committee:  John Paul Obias (President), Shara Giezl Estrella (Executive Secretary), Ann Catherine Marasigan (VP for Operations and Synergy), Christian Balanquit (VP for Public Affairs) and Threb Gabriel Cartabio (VP for Properties and Holdings).


The University of the Philippines Los Baños Industrial Engineering Students’ Organization (UPLB IESO), established on the 26thof November 2001, is the sole academic organization officially endorsed by the Industrial Engineering Department of the UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology exclusive for Industrial Engineering students.

It envisions itself to promulgate the concerns and endeavors of Industrial Engineering in the university, the community, and the society; to promote leadership skills and potentials; to reach breakthroughs through the knowledge acquired from the field and to unite all UPLB IE students to the pursuance of academic excellence and professionalism into one body.

UPLB IESO is also an active member of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers both in CALABARZON and National Students Chapter, and furthermore aims to establish ties with other organizations inside and outside the university.

The Sponsors

The UPLB IESO recognize that we are not alone in this endeavor and extends our deepest gratitude to following sponsors for their generous support:

  • Whole Year Partner: Accenture
  • Event Partners:  Gardenia and LOL Cosmetics
  • Major Sponsors: Dong-A and Tostillas (URC)
  • Minor Sponsor: Krispy Kreme
  • Media Sponsors:, Click the City, and
  • UPLB IESO Alumni Sponsorships:
  • Michael Quinones
  • Melzar Araneta and Eliza Macalinao-Araneta
  • Jan Latimer Bautista
  • Agatha
  • Maria Agatha Kristine V. Noman-Endaya