Saturday, November 26, 2011

TIP Mileage Team

Consisting of students from different fields who are products of grit, TIP Mileage Team challenges to build and design a most fuel efficient vehicle that will run in farthest distance with smallest amount of fuel in the upcoming Shell Eco-marathon 2012 on July 4-7 which will be held in Malaysia. Its three-wheeled vehicle project named “Symmetry 2.0” under the “Prototype Category” intended to maximize fuel efficiency through its innovative design and concept. This project proffers each member to create an actual application of their learnings and build what we call harmony with their co-members. The team is comprised of different designations which composed of members with expertise. 

TIP Mileage Team supports the global advocacy such as reducing carbon dioxide emissions and increasing the energy efficiency of vehicles. This initiative drives us to develop a more ideal and efficient vehicle in our modern era, and in order to minimize or lessen the effect of Global Warming.  In addition, through Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2012, we are equipped with passion and interest to create the best fuel consumption in the upcoming event. We want to showcase our ingenuity through this competition and make a stand in the entire Asia. 

The Logo
As the Philippines’ official delegate in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2012, we are bringing the pride of our nation.  We choose the Philippine Eagle and the Philippine National Flag as part of our official logo to embody the nation’s symbolic features and culture. 
Nowadays, the Philippine Eagle is critically endangered in our forests mainly due to massive loss or destruction because of deforestation in their habitats. As part of the advocacy in protecting and conserving the Philippine Eagle, TIP Mileage Team shows its full support in promoting and advertising the awareness in saving the Philippine Eagle. In addition, the existence of the Philippine Flag in our logo will make our team easily to distinguish what country we are signifying. 

TIP Team Symmetry’s Insignia heats up in SEM 2011 Malaysia

Seven teams, comprising the country’s best and brightest engineering students, from the six of the Philippines' top engineering universities, the TIP Team Symmetry was one of the country’s official contingents in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011 last July 6-9 at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. With their vehicle’s name “Insignia,” the Team Symmetry represented the Team Philippines in the International Competition, dragging with them their own design of “energy-efficient vehicle.”

History of Shell Eco-Marathon

The Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011 is an annual competition which is held by the Shell to create a new alternative energy-efficient vehicle based on EES criteria (Economical, Eco-friendly andSafety). It started in 1939 at the Shell Research Laboratory in the United States as a friendly wager between scientists to perceive who could obtain themost miles per gallon from their vehicles. As of these humble beginnings, Shell Eco-Marathon Europe began in 1985 in France, running almost 25 years in Europe. Last July2010, the first Shell Eco-Marathon in Asia was launched, a testimony of their flourishing events in Europe and America.

Tougher team in the upcoming SEM 2012

Team Symmetry learned a lot from the last competition and made the team more prepared for the upcoming Shell Eco-Marathon 2012. The said competition catered right field for actual applications where the members of the team are able to knock into their potentials.